Immigration policy’s impact on women, children to be discussed
The AAUW Lecture Series will feature Yisel Pomier, advocacy and community engagement coordinator for the Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, on Nov. 9.
Pomier will speak on “Immigration Policies and Practices: Impact on Women and Children.”
Pomier got her bachelor’s degree in art history and master’s degree in cultural community development from La Universidad de Oriente in Santiago de Cuba before immigrating to the U.S.
While in Cuba, she directed multiple documentaries that focused on Cuba’s marginalized communities and Cuban society’s traditional gender roles. Upon leaving Cuba, she found that the world needed to redefine who she was — a new minority, a Latino, a black woman, an “other.”
She became an advocate for those without a voice. At the coalition, she supports and defends the rights of marginalized families. Her motto is, “Have your own voice, never give up, and stay true to your beliefs.”
The lecture will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the fellowship hall of First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St.
Light refreshments will be provided by AAUW Salisbury. The program is free.