Local Maplewood/South Orange residents Blue Chevigny and Ritu Pancholy travelled together in October for a weeklong volunteer effort in the Dilley Family Detention Center in Texas near the Mexico border. During their time there they met with and gave legal counseling to women detained with their children, awaiting their credible fear hearing for asylum. They will present to the Ethical Culture community about some of the things they learned and insights they gained about the state of the immigrant experience at the border from this unique experience.
Blue Chevigny LCSW, MPH is a social worker and psychotherapist in private practice in New York and New Jersey. She has worked with immigrants in a social work and mental health context for many years and is bilingual In Spanish.
Ritu Pancholy, Esq. is the founder of Culturupt, a HR consulting firm. She is an experienced workplace investigator and an attorney in New York and New Jersey. Ritu has over 10 years of deep experience in handling employment related matters for organizations including public companies and the government.
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