Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST)
Immigrant and migrant women are more likely than average native-born women to experience sexual harassment at work, and are less likely to report it. During this webinar, participants will learn about the prevalence of sexual harassment in agriculture, the legal process for making complaints about workplace harassment and discrimination, and practical remedies available to immigrant and migrant survivors and their advocates. The presenters will also speak about how non-attorney advocates can best support survivors, regardless of whether they are prepared to report workplace harassment, and how they can best work with members of the survivor’s legal team.
During the webinar, participants will:
- Learn what constitutes unlawful sexual harassment and how workplace harassment presents in migrant and immigrant communities.
- About civil legal remedies and immigration related relief available to immigrant victims.
- About about practical approaches for serving immigrant and migrant survivors.
Corinne Guest, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker, La Puerta Abierta
Corinne Guest, MSW, LCSW has spent the last five years working with Latinx families, including three years with LPA providing Spanish-language, culturally and trauma-informed counseling to victims of sexual assault. She coordinates and engages in bilingual, culturally-informed community engagement, know your rights education, direct therapeutic services, and training for first responders on workplace dynamics and migration-related barriers that prevent women from reporting abuse and receiving needed services. She has also provided case management services to victims of human trafficking.
Liz Chacko, Esq., Attorney, Justice at Work
Liz Chacko, Esq., is Deputy Director of JAW. Since 2006, when she joined JaW as a Staff Attorney, she has represented many immigrant survivors of sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as individual workers and groups of workers on a variety of other employment-related matters. Liz initiated and now oversees JaW's Voces project, which provides culturally specific education and legal representation to immigrant women who have experienced sexual violence in the workplace. In her current role, Liz manages and supervises the organization’s staff attorneys and paralegals.
Athena Buell Becerra, Paralegal, Justice at Work
Athena Buell Becerra joined JaW as a Paralegal in 2015. She has worked on JaW's Voces project, which provides culturally specific education and legal representation to immigrant women who have experienced sexual violence in the workplace. She has also worked extensively with immigrant survivors of labor trafficking and workplace exploitation. She is currently developing a pilot promotora project at JaW. Athena graduated in 2015 from the University of Pennsylvania.