On Friday, April 7th, IRAP’s Director, Becca Heller, had the honor in participating in the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center, alongside some of the world’s most inspiring changemakers. Becca Heller’s panel called “The Resisters” closed out the three-day, high profile event and featured the Women’s March co-chairs, Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory. During the panel, which was moderated by actor and activist Rashida Jones, Heller spoke about IRAP’s involvement in resisting the Muslim ban and mobilizing thousands of lawyers across the country at airports in the days that followed its implementation.
“I think we are winning. A couple of courts have said we’re winning. Tens of thousands of Americans who have showed up at airports have said we’re winning,” Heller said about the response to President Trump’s executive order banning refugee resettlement. “I think it is a very good time to use the power of the courts to challenge unchecked executive power…if you want to litigate, you’ve got my number,” Heller added.
Heller previously spoke at the Women in the World Summit in both 2015 and 2016. You can watch the full conversation of “The Resisters”, here: