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2019 First Friends of NJ and NY Beacon of Hope Awards Dinner

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Mayfair Farms

481 Eagle Rock Avenue

West Orange, NJ 07052

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Join us for the 2019 First Friends of New Jersey and New York Beacon of Hope Awards Dinner

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Please join First Friends of New Jersey and New York for our biggest night of the year!

We come together to celebrate and honor many in our field.

Our honored guest, 2019 Beacon of Hope Award winner and featured speaker this evening will be Amy Gottlieb, Associate Regional Director for the Northeast Region of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

Amy Gottlieb is a beacon of hope to immigrants and asylum seekers whom she has represented with care and compassion throughout her career. In her current role, Amy is responsible for supporting programs in the Northeast Region that focus on Immigrant Rights, Healing Justice, and Youth Leadership. Amy worked from 2001 – 2014 as Program Director of the AFSC Immigrant Rights Program in Newark, and prior to that as staff attorney there from 1996 - 2001. She also knows first hand how traumatic detention can be on individuals and their family members, having been in the room when her husband Ravi was detained by ICE in 2018. They continue to fight against his deportation.

We will also celebrate:

  • Post-release asylum seekers who sacrificed so much to improve their living conditions
  • First Friends volunteers who continue to sacrifice and give of themselves to improve the lives of detainees
  • First Friends staffers that work tirelessly to connect detainees to the outside world, and
  • Partner organizations that work together with us to advocate, defend and provide comfort to detainees and post-release friends.

Dinner will be served and you will have an opportunity to meet post-release asylum seekers that have benefited from First Friends programs.

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