City of Immigrants: A Night of Support – SOLD OUT

08 Feb
February 8, 2017

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The event is sold out.

There will NOT be tickets available at the door. A ticket is required for entry.

Not attending? Please consider making a donation to the organizations we are supporting:
ACLU of MD, National Immigration Law Center, Tahirih Justice Center, International Rescue Committee.

Click here to make a donation through our online page. Donations made online and at the event will be matched up to $100,000 by Blown Deadline Productions.

The event will be livestreamed by the Washington Post.


Blown Deadline Productions & Tech Solidarity

Date & Time:
Monday February 13th, 2017
7:00 – 8:30pm
Doors open at 6:15pm

Tickets are required for entry. Please bring your printed ticket with you or be prepared to show it on your phone. A reminder that a very small number of tickets will be released at 4pm tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon.

Beth Am Synagogue, Baltimore, MD

About the event:
Baltimoreans united against fear, nativism and the immigration ban will gather on Monday, February 13 at Beth Am Synagogue in Reservoir Hill to hear speakers as varied as Beau Willimon, Deray McKesson, David Simon, Taylor Branch, and others urging religious and racial inclusivity. The program will conclude with singer-songwriter Steve Earle adding his voice and guitar.

Admission is free with a ticket and donation to groups assisting visa holders and refugees: ACLU of MD, National Immigration Law Center, Tahirih Justice Center, and International Rescue Committee.


Donations made through the event’s donation page and at the event will be matched up to $100,000 by Blown Deadline Productions, the Baltimore-based television production company that created The Wire, Treme and Show Me A Hero.

Tech Solidarity works to better connect tech workers with the communities they live in. Our emphasis is on regular in-person meetings, volunteer assistance to organizations serving the vulnerable, and the creative use of labor law in pursuit of an ethical agenda.

Additional Speakers:

  • Leana S. Wen, M.D., MSc., FAAEM – Health Commissioner, Baltimore City
  • Nancy Kass, ScD – the Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health, in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Deputy Director for Public Health in the Berman Institute of Bioethics.
  • Marielena Hincapié – Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center
  • Ruben Chandrasekar – Executive Director, International Rescue Committee, Maryland
  • Kristen Strain – Executive Director, Tahirih Justice Center Baltimore
  • Sonia Kumar – Staff Attorney, ACLU of MD
14 replies
  1. Massimo Heitor says:

    All countries limit immigration. Mexico is often hostile towards illegal immigrants. India has a shoot to kill policy on their border with Bangladesh. Japan blocks immigration, especially ethnic immigration to preserve their identity as an ethnic nation state. US citizens want to reduce immigration, I don’t see why they shouldn’t be allowed to do this.

  2. Carol Graves says:

    I’m sorry I will miss this because it is sold out. Please put my name on a list to be contacted for future events.

  3. peggy Obrecht says:

    MY computer went down before I could get to Spell Check. I just wanted to say if there were any more tickets, my husband and I would love to have them.

    Thank you very much.
    Peggy Obrecht

  4. peggy Obrecht says:

    I understand at 4:00 today more tickets came on sale.Am I wrogn about this Taylr Branch mentioed it to me and to my husband this morning.If this si the case, we would love to haev two

  5. Sharon Reuter says:

    Is it possible to get a bigger venue so more of us could attend the “sold out” event?

  6. Kim says:

    From Canberra I offer my blessings through misty eyes. As the Aussies say, Good onya!

  7. Jo Brown says:

    Nice. Could we have some of these amazing women at the top of the ticket, please? More than half of all immigrants& refugees are women.

  8. Hope Ratner says:

    I’d like to attend, but more importantly, I’d like to volunteer for one of the local organizations listed. I have lots of useful skills to help – I’ve worked in public interest law as well as for several liberal-minded private foundations. Any guidance and being pointed in the right direction would be appreciated.

    • Kristen Strain says:

      Hi Hope! I came across your note. My name is Monica Simonsen and my friend, Kristen Strain, is the Executive Director of the Tahirih Justice Center, one of the recipient organizations from last night. I would love to connect the two of you as she they are looking for pro bono lawyers but also exploring options to train other individuals to do legal advocacy and resource coordination for their women- all women and children seeking asylum.

  9. Barry Eisenberg says:

    Excellent! Can’t make it, but spreading the word to Baltimoreans. Well done.

  10. Jonathan says:

    Impressive that you’re doing this. I was one of the people who could see why others voted for Trump even though I didn’t myself. And, I could see why they would take him “seriously” but not “literally”. I thought people who were giving off warnings like you did were being a little bit hyperbolic. … Man was I wrong.


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