Events & Trainings

CGRS regularly holds and participates in events and trainings in California and around the country and internationally to increase awareness, knowledge, and expertise on refugee law and policy and human rights. Our events and trainings are generally open to the public, including attorneys, government officials, human rights advocates, social service providers, law and undergraduate students, media and others. If your organization is interested in co-sponsoring an event or training, please contact us at

Upcoming Events & Trainings

Attack on the U.S. Asylum System: FAQs on the Proposed Asylum Rule

Join the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) for a webinar on the Trump Administration’s June 15, 2020 proposed rule, which seeks to limit meaningful protection for vulnerable migrants and severely restrict access to the U.S. asylum system. The webinar will discuss the following:

  • What does the proposed rule say?
  • How would the proposed rule impact asylum seekers?How can you advocate against the proposed rule?

Additionally, attendees are encouraged to submit any questions regarding the proposed rule in advance. CGRS will address commonly asked questions during the webinar. 

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 11:00 am PDT
CGRS Panelists: Jamie Crook, Director of Litigation; Kate Jastram, Director of Policy & Advocacy; Christine Lin, Director of Training & Technical Assistance

Register and submit your questions at this link.

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CGRS relies on individual donations to provide informative events and trainings free of charge. Please consider donating to support our work. Donate here.