LJPUpdate: Meet Daisy, an LJP Trailblazer, Central American Refugee Rights and more

Meet LJP Trailblazer: Daisy M. Auger­-Domínguez, Global Head of Diversity Staffing, Google

Daisy Auger­Domínguez is Global Head of Diversity Staffing at Google, where she is responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of Google’s global diversity hiring.

Daisy’s career spans 20 years in business, corporate social responsibility, human resources, and leadership roles across finance, media and technology industries. She has a proven track record of building cohesive, productive teams to be agents of change, linking people leadership to business results and maximizing diverse and inclusive cultures. Prior to joining Google, Daisy was Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion at the Disney ABC Television Group and Managing Director of Executive Search Initiatives at Time Warner Inc. At Moody’s Corporation, she was Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion and VP Talent Acquisition, Manager of Philanthropic Programs and Credit Risk Analyst in the Public Finance and Project Finance divisions. Daisy is a passionate supporter for the advancement of women and girls, and fostering creativity and innovation through diversity and inclusion. She also serves on the board of directors of the Council of Urban Professionals.

An alum of the Coro Fellows Program, Daisy holds a B.A. from Bucknell University and an M.P.A. from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU.

Find out more about our Trailblazers Breakfast here. Look out for additional honoree profiles in the coming weeks.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 8th WHERE: Yale Club of NY, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017

LatinoJustice Denounces Campaign to Interdict & Summarily Deport Central American Refugees

LatinoJustice PRLDEF joined with the Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law and several other human rights groups in filing a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the governments of the United States and Mexico for the deportation of tens of thousands of men, women and children to jurisdictions in which they run a clear risk of persecution and death, in violation of the long-standing international prohibition against refoulement of refugees.

The petition which was filed on April 14th, seeks protections for interdicted refugees fleeing rampant violence in Central America's “northern triangle” countries who are entitled to a full and fair process by which their eligibility for international protection in Mexico may be determined. The petition also contends that asylum-seekers are unlawfully detained en masse and subjected to conditions of hyper-violence and impunity in Mexico in an unconscionable and illegal effort to deter them from seeking international protection. The petition was joined by over 35 faith-based groups and human rights organizations. Read the full release here.

LatinoJustice joins ACLU-NJ Before NJ Supreme Court to Argue Police Shooting Record Cannot Be Kept Secret

LJP joined eight civil rights groups led by the ACLU- NJ in filing an amicus “friend of the court” brief in a landmark case before the New Jersey Supreme Court to define the limits of transparency when it comes to police accountability in New Jersey. The case is North Jersey Media Group v. Lyndhurst.

The case centers on requests the North Jersey Media Group (NJMG) made for records concerning a car chase that ended with a police officer fatally shooting the driver, Kashad Ashford. The NJ Appellate Division in June 2015 drastically limited public access to law enforcement records when it reversed a lower court decision that had upheld the right of NJMG to access the requested police records under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). NJMG sought arrest reports, police logs, use of force reports and motor vehicle accident reports, among other records, shortly after the shooting of Ashford in September of 2014. Crucially, the request sought audio and video footage recorded during the incident. These recordings have become a powerful tool for holding police accountable nationally, as evidenced throughout the brief with references to several high-profile police-involved deaths recorded on video. Amici further argued that several important facts disqualify these records from the defendants’ claimed exemption for ongoing criminal investigatory records.

The Supreme Court amicus brief and additional materials in the case, captioned North Jersey Media Group v. Township of Lyndhurst, can be read online. The case will be argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court later this year.

#CAPLeadership and LJP Events

  • Pueblo4PR: A Teach-in on Puerto Rico's Economic & Political Future
    As Puerto Rico’s $72B public debt has decimated the island’s schools, health care, and other public services, millions of Puerto Ricans are suffering the consequences from severe cuts. Each month last year, 11,000 Puerto Ricans migrated to the US mainland. Meanwhile, decision makers in the US federal government are proposing solutions that favor investors’ profits over families’ basic needs and the economic future of Puerto Rico. You are invited to a one-day event to become more informed, share strategies and plan actions.
    When: May 14th Where: 32 BJ
    RSVP here
  • March for Farmworkers
    Farmworkers in NY are excluded from basic protections such as the right to collective organizing, overtime pay, and a day of rest. Too many still face indignities, such as a lack of bathrooms and clean drinking water in the fields. Now is the time to demand Justice. For two weeks, we will march from Long Island to Albany, while our brothers and sisters in Western NY hold actions in solidarity. It is possible to join us for a day, a segment, the whole two weeks, or to bus in for Farmworker Albany Day on June 1st.
    When: May 15-Jun 1st Where: Across New York
    Details here
  • The HNBA Law School—Sin Límites
    The Sin Límites program is accepting applications for its Fall 2016 class through May 27, 2016. Sin Limites supports high school seniors and college students who are considering a career in the law, and will provide support throughout college while demystifying the law school application process. LSSL seeks students who: will be enrolled in college in the Fall of 2016; have a connection to New York City; and are members of groups that are traditionally under-represented in the law. LSSL encourages low-income students, students of color, and/or first generation college students to apply. For more information on how to apply, please visit the HNBA website here or contact nyhnba@gmail.com for the application
  • LSAT Courses for Sept. 24th Exam, starting May 18th
    We are registering for classes to prepare for the September 24th LSAT exam. The course is scheduled to begin Wednesday, May 18th (Monday/Wednesday evening course) or Thursday, May 26th (will become the weekend course thereafter). The first diagnostic exam will be held on Sunday, May 22nd from 2:00 to 6:00pm. More information here.
    Deadline: May 16th Where: LatinoJusice
  • LAWbound Summer Academy, August 1—5th
    We are accepting applications for our LAWbound 2016 Summer Academy, which takes place August 1st—5th. If you are a Latin@ undergraduate student interested in pursuing a legal career, this program is for you. The application deadline is Friday, June 24, 2016. Please click here for more information about our LAWbound program and the application packet.
    Deadline: June 24th Where: LatinoJustice
  • How to Succeed in Law School Orientation Workshop
    Have you recently been accepted into law school for the Fall of 2016? Please sign up for our How To Succeed in Law School Orientation Workshop that takes place on Friday, July 22nd at Sidley Austin LLP. For more info, please contact, Sonji Patrick at spatrick@latinojustice.org.
    When: July 22nd Where: Sidley Austin LLP
  • 34th Annual Law Day
    34th Annual Law Day takes place on Saturday, October 8th, at New York Law School. Interested in meeting law school representatives from across the country (including the NY tristate area) that are interested in YOU? Mark your calendars and look for preregistration information coming in early August.
    When: October 8th Where: New York Law School

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  • Buscando la paz en 5 mil kilómetros: De todos los visitantes a las Naciones Unidas que vienen a la UNGASS esta semana para discutir el tema de la política de drogas a nivel global nadie viene con tantas bendiciones como los integrantes de la Caravana Por la Paz, la Vida y la Justicia.

You can find the rest of Juan's columns here.

Twitter Highlight

  • #RamarleyGraham, #EricGarner + more. We #SayTheirNames but we need action. #PoliceReform must hold NYPD accountable link here
  • .@LJCartagena joined panel re #CivilRights + #HumanRights in face of #PRDebt. TY @CentroPR for facilitating convo. link here
  • The Retreat From #VotingRights across the country sets a scary precedent for #Election2016. #RestoreTheVRA. Link here

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