Immigration and Refugees in Tennessee, Global Nashville Talks with TIRCC

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Global Nashville with Karl Dean

A Conversation With

Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus

Executive Director, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

 

February 16, 2021

7:00 PM CT

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Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean talks with Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus about her work at the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition about refugee resettlement
in the state; the Biden Administrations increases in refugee intake; the politics of immigration; and work of the refugee support agencies.

Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus

A Guatemalan-American whose family made the difficult decision to leave Guatemala and relocate to Nashville in 2001, Lisa has a deep commitment to fighting for an immigration system where all people can access safety, opportunity, and belonging. She joined in October 2015 and served as Policy Director for nearly five years before stepping into the role of Executive Director.

As Policy Director Lisa developed a track record of success in winning policy victories through research and analysis, strategic communications, lobbying, and working with colleagues across programs to mobilize our base and develop community leaders to lead our campaigns. Victories under her leadership include defeating dozens of pieces of anti-immigrant legislation at the state legislature, convincing Governor Lee to consent to continue to welcome refugees, and pressuring the Davidson County Sheriff to terminate a rent-a-bed agreement with immigration and customs enforcement. Over the years, she’s built respect and trust with partners, lobbyists, and elected officials across political aisles.

Prior to joining the TIRRC team, she worked in the international human rights field in New York, London, and Senegal. Lisa holds a Master’s degree in Conflict, Security, and Development from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and is fluent in Spanish and English.

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Details

Date:
February 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm