Representatives from the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center will speak to Albuquerque Press Women and Friends at their regular meeting on Monday, March 11 at Mimi’s Cafe (4316 The 25 Way). We gather at 11:30 a.m. and the speakers begin at noon.
Associate Director Adriel Orozoco and Quiana Salazar-King, attorney will discuss the increasing demand for immigration attorneys and the ever changing interpretations of the rules and regulations involving immigration. This is a wonderful chance to increase your understanding of the current state of immigration law and the effects in New Mexico.
Orozoco graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in May 2016. His Equal Justice Works project is aimed at increasing legal services for immigrants across the state. Orozoco is particularly interested in how employment laws affect immigrants.
Salazar-King is the Pro Bono Coordinator at the NM Immigrant Law Center. She is also an adjunct professor of the Law Office and Judicial Externship class and Social Justice lawyer.
Albuquerque Press Women and Friends is a professional association of communicators. Anyone is welcome at the meetings. The meetings are informal and we order from the menu and non-members will be charged an additional five dollars.
Delilah Naranjo, Community Engagement Coordinator, and Clarissa Earl, Communications Specialist from Crossroads for Women will speak to Albuquerque Press Women and Friends on Monday, February 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Restaurant (4316 @The Albuquerque Way.)
Crossroads for Women is an Albuquerque-based non-profit organization that provides housing and therapeutic services for New Mexico women emerging from incarceration. The non-profit opened its doors in 1997 to help manage a need to support women who were trying to begin a new chapter in their lives.
Naranjo is responsible for the volunteer program, community outreach, special event coordination and chair of the Crossroads for Women fundraising committee. She has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of New Mexico and started work for Crossroads for Women as an Americorps/Vista volunteer.
Earl has a B.A. in English from Utah State University and an M.A. in Journalism from DePaul University and has always been drawn to non-profit work. She enjoys working for an organization dedicated to transforming lives in the community.
Sonya Chavez, the U.S. Marshall for New Mexico will speak to Albuquerque Press Women and Friends at their regular meeting on Monday, January 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Restaurant (4316 The 25 Way). Chavez is the first female to serve in the capacity of U.S. Marshall in New Mexico. The U.S. Marshall’s Service is the oldest law enforcement agency in the United States. Among other duties the Marshall’s Service protects judges and hunts violent fugitives.
Chavez spent 22 years with the FBI before her appointment as U.S. Marshall. Much of her professional career in the FBI was centered on investigation of the largest and most violent street gangs in the country. She spent several years in Chicago working on complex investigations. In 2006 Chavez returned to New Mexico as leader of the FBI’s violent gang and southwest border initiatives. She also oversaw the Division’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Initiative.
Before joining the FBI Chavez worked as a television news reporter and anchor for CBS and NBC news affiliates, was the director of marketing at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and press aide for Governor Bruce King.
Albuquerque Press Women and Friends are a group focused on people who work in the field of communications. Meetings of APWF are open to everyone, but non-members will be charged an additional $5 at the door. No reservations are required and attendees order from the menu.