11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

International Festival Luncheon

“Philadelphia as a Sanctuary City: Immigration and Legal Considerations.”

Suzi Pedro Tuante

Sozi Pedro Tulante, Esq.,

Keynote: Sozi Pedro Tulante, Esq, - City Solicitor for Philadelphia

Mr. Sozi Pedro Tulante is the City Solicitor and chief legal officer for the City of Philadelphia. Before joining the City, he spent five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, was a partner a Philadelphia law firm, and clerked for the United States District Court of Massachusetts.

He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2001, and received his A.B. in 1997, cum laude, from Harvard College. He is a proud graduate of Philadelphia’s public schools, including Northeast High School.

Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he came to Philadelphia as a political refugee in 1983 with his family and learned English in Philadelphia public schools. He has written about his experience growing up as a refugee in North Philadelphia.

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