LULAC to host immigration attorney, women's rights activist

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March 27, 2014

DES MOINES - The Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens Council 307 will host immigration rights attorney Sonia Parras Konrad at its upcoming meeting.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 17 at the United Way of Central Iowa, Conference Room F, 1111 Ninth St. in Des Moines.

Parras Konrad also is co-executive director of ASISTA Immigrant Assistance. She is an activist, attorney and educator on domestic violence issues and legal remedies for immigrant survivors of domestic violence issues, sexual assault and human trafficking. Parras Konrad has spoken nationally and internationally about women’s rights.

Iowa LULAC awarded Parras Konrad with its Iowa Latino Leadership Award last year.

Anyone is welcome to attend.

Founded in 1929, the League of United Latin American Citizens is the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the United States. There are more than 880 local LULAC councils, which hold voter registration drives, provide awareness to residents about language and immigration issues, sponsor programs and advocate for Latinos.

For more information, contact Joe Enriquez Henry at 515.208.7312 or lulac307iowa@aol.com; or Melissa Walker at 515.681.7731 or media@iowalatinos.org, or visit www.lulaciowa.org.

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