Welcome, Danicole ’23!

We’re so proud of Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellow Danicole Ramos ’23 as he launched his fellowship in October!

In mid-October, Danicole traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the 2023 EJW Leadership Development Training. Prior to the training, he spent a day on the Hill meeting with Rep. Jill Tokuda, Rep. Ed Case, and staff from Senator Hirono’s and Senator Schatz’s offices to advocate for more support for immigrant veterans. Mahalo nui to Representatives Jill Tokuda and Ed Case and Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz for supporting immigrants in Hawai’i.

Danicole also attended the Immigration Film Fest in D.C. to support his friend Michelle Josue as she showed her film “Nurses Unseen.” Thank you to creatives who shine a light on immigrant experiences through media and entertainment.

Many thanks to EJW for providing Danicole training opportunities like the 2023 EJW Leadership Development Training in D.C. and the trial advocacy training sponsored by Latham & Watkins that was held in their Chicago offices. They were unforgettable and transformative experiences for Danicole.

Upon returning home to Hawai’i, Danicole immediately began outreach to immigrant veteran communities, starting with a community event hosted by Waipahu Safe Haven. Mahalo to Executive Director Barbara Tom for inviting us. And mahalo to Danicole for representing RILC across the country and at home in Hawai’i!