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TIME FOR ILHAN Film Screening + Immigration Panel Discussion
Start Date: 3/23/2019Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 3/23/2019End Time: 4:00 PM
Event Description:

TIME FOR ILHAN Film Screening + Immigration Panel Discussion

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mitchell Hamline School of Law

On November 8, 2016, a young, hijab-wearing mother-of-three named Ilhan Omar made history. The documentary, TIME FOR ILHAN chronicles the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected to state office in America. The film is described as, "A fresh take on the old story of the American Dream, TIME FOR ILHAN offers an inspiring, stereotype-busting portrait of a rising political star as she begins a bold and powerful political career." -

Film Director and Producer, Norah Shapiro, states, "As a former public defender, I have always been passionate about issues of social justice and inequities in our society. And as a filmmaker, I have always been intrigued by questions of cultural identity, tradition and belonging, and drawn to stories about strong women who defy expectations and societal constraints. What I couldn’t have known at the outset, however, was how profoundly this story was going to fit into a much larger political and cultural moment, and movement – movements – that continue to rapidly unfold and evolve before our eyes."

Representative Omar (D-MN) currently represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs. She was sworn into office in January 2019, making her the first Somali-American Member of Congress, the first woman of color to represent Minnesota, and one of the first two Muslim-American women elected to Congress. Join us to learn more about the beginnings of her history-making political journey.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Following the film, there will be a discussion around the current state of immigration in our country. Scheduled Panelists include: Lesley Guyton - Owner of Guyton Thuente, P.A. and has more than 30 years of experience as an Immigration Attorney. Lesley was honored as MORE's Volunteer of the Year 2017 for supporting MORE's Participants around Executive Orders as well as offering free immigration legal consultations; Sheila Stuhlman - Owner of Stuhlman Law, LLC and member of the legal team that successfully litigated Mellouli v. Holder before the U.S. Supreme Court. Sheila has advised on countless criminal defense cases to mitigate immigration consequences, including a contract with Hennepin County Public Defender's office; and, Amiin Harun - Assistant Hennepin County Attorney in the Juvenile Division, former Staff Attorney at ILCM and board member of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). He came to the United States in May 2000 as a refugee. The discussion will be moderated by Kelly Dolphin, Associate Attorney with Hennepin County Adult Representation Services, MORE's Board Chair and Lauderdale City Council member.

PLEASE NOTE: 1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit will be applied for.


Location Information:
Mitchell Hamline School of Law - *Main Campus  (View Map)
875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-227-9171
Room: 325
Contact Information:
Name: Kelly Dolphin

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