Join us to hear how the Floridians for Immigrants’ Justice campaign is working to make our state a place where immigrants can live safely and thrive during our Broward Chapter's virtual meeting on Monday, April 12 at 7pm.
We will share what we are working on across the state and what this work looks like in our local community.
Alyssa Henning is an immigration attorney, ACLU Broward Board Member, and local leader with Bend the Arc: Jewish Action South Florida. She earned her JD and a PhD in Religious Studies at Northwestern University, and has a BA in Bioethics from the University of Virginia. Alyssa was happily pursuing an academic career as visiting faculty in the Religion Department at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa when the chaos caused by Trump's Muslim ban moved her to sign up for the bar exam. She works at The Sofia Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale.
Alissa Smith is a former ACLU Broward Board Member and current ACLU Floridians for Immigrants' Justice Campaign Activist Leader Volunteer. Alissa enjoys sharing her energy, time and commitment to caring. She served in Peace Corps and Americorps, volunteered for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, and delivered with Meals on Wheels. Alissa hails from upstate New York, resides in Broward County, and earned her B.A. and M.A.in History from Florida Atlantic University. A Peace Corps slogan that energizes Alissa is, "How far are you willing to go to make a difference?" She found that you really don't have to go far at all.
Krsha Sendon is a a Statewide Organizer for the ACLU of Florida’s Immigrants’ Justice Campaign. She is a first generation immigrant who first moved to the United States at age 9 from Lima, Perú. Throughout her studies and professional experiences, immigrant and children’s rights have been at the core of her work. Professionally, Krsha has a background working in direct service with unaccompanied minors, refugees, and immigrant families. She has also worked with organizations advocating on behalf of children, refugees, and immigrant families at the state and federal levels. Krsha earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida, and an M.A. in International Development with a focus on Children, Refugees, and Education in Emergencies from American University.