The Adult Education Committee of the Cape Cod Synagogue invites the general public for a visit with Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, Esq., Executive Director of Lawyers for Civil Rights.  Ivan will share his immigrant story and his focus on immigrant issues.  


When:  Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Time:  10:30am.
Where:  Cape Cod Synagogue, 145 Winter Street, Hyannis, MA
Cost: The event is FREE.  Free-will donations are appreciated.

Bagels and coffee will be served.  
RSVP to Cape Cod Synagogue office at 508.775.2988.

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal is the Executive Director of the Lawyers for Civil Rights, the organization that filed lawsuits in the country recently to protect sanctuary cities; to save humanitarian protections on behalf of Honduran, Salvadoran, and Liberian immigrant; and to block immigration arrests in courthouses.  Iván is an expert and has filed and won dozens of life-changing and law-changing cases across the country on behalf of people of color and immigrants. He advises federal and state policymakers on the legal needs of marginalized communities. His work is regularly featured in publications such as the New York Times.

Iván speaks nationally on racial justice and immigration issues, often focusing on the legal needs of people who identify across intersecting lines of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and immigration status. Before joining Lawyers for Civil Rights, Iván was the Legal Director of the Center for HIV Law and Policy where he supervised a legal team on national projects using HIV as a lens to address racial justice, criminal justice, immigration, and public health issues. Iván serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). He also serves on the Greater Boston Latino Network’s Steering Committee, the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Civil Rights Section, and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Advisory Council on Racial Justice and Equity.

Some of  Iván’s recent awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40, Boston Business Journal
  • Beacon Award, Boston Bar Association
  • Martin Luther King Award in Social Justice, University of Pennsylvania
  • Boston’s 100 Most Influential People of Color
  • Greater Boston’s 50 Most Influential Attorneys of Color
  • Boston’s 25 Most Influential LGBTQ+ People of Color
  • Massachusetts’ 100 Most Influential People for the Latino Community
  • Top 100 Influencers: Rising Stars Across The Nation, The Business Journals
  • Ally of the Year, Centro Presente
  • Community Service Award, Brazilian Workers’ Center
  • Honorary Lifetime Membership, Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers (MAMLEO)