September "Dinner and Democracy" Forum: Immigration (Part 2)

September "Dinner and Democracy" Forum: Immigration (Part 2)

Photo of Shahab Taheri, one of our guest speakers at this September's Dinner and Democracy Community Forum.


Lang House
115 South Ewing Avenue
Louisville Kentucky 40206
Kentucky US
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The first “Dinner and Democracy” community forum this fall will be on the topic: Immigration.

This is such a broad topic that we are going to do two sessions: Monday, September 16, and Monday, September 23. Each meeting will start with food at 5:30, reservations are not needed and donations are accepted. The program will be from 6 – 8 p.m. There will be time for audience participation.


Community Forum, Monday, September 23, 6 – 8 p.m.


  • Kathryn Hogg Attorney, Complexities of Immigration Laws and Procedures
    Ms. Hogg is an immigration attorney at Kentucky Refugee Ministries, where she has practiced family-based and humanitarian immigration law since 2017.


  • Shahab Taheri, Real Life Story of an Immigrant Family from Iran
    Shahab came to the United States in 2013 when his family came to open a business. He graduated from high school here and just graduated from U of L. He plans to enter the Medical school. The travel ban for Iran means that his father has not been here since February, 2018.


  • Karina Barillas, LaCasita, A Community of Latina Hospitality
    Ms. Barillas is Executive Director of LaCasita, which offers help and hospitality to immigrants who are now Louisville residents.


Event Image:  Photo of Shahab Taheri, one of our guest speakers for the evening.

Issues referenced by this event: 
Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises.