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The world is changing at a rapid pace, and people are on the move. We are increasingly confronted by the concept of “otherness” and questions about who belongs where and why. Immigration lawyer Sheryl Winarick challenges us to resist emotional reactions rooted in fear and, instead, to seek understanding through personal interaction. Listening and sharing enables us to innovate forward together, to create the safe and secure communities we all desire.

Sheryl Winarick is an immigration lawyer & digital nomad with home bases in Washington, DC & Texas. Her clients include organizations like Oxfam International & TED, small businesses & start-ups, as well as individuals & families from all over the world. She is a TED Resident, Aspen Institute Scholar & HIAS Public Policy Committee member. Before starting her law firm in 2007, she spent eight years working for national, faith-based organizations – Catholic Legal Immigration Network & the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Sheryl is now traveling around the USA on a “listening tour” to explore & celebrate the country’s rich cultural heritage, while challenging communities to think creatively about navigating change & innovating forward together. Local & national partners are helping to plan inclusive events to promote unity & deepen understanding through personal interaction. You can follow her journey, find local events & join the conversation at www.HopeDomino.com.


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Sheryl Winarick

Sheryl Winarick

Sheryl Winarick is an immigration lawyer based in Washington, DC and Austin, TX. Her clients include organizations like Oxfam International and TED, small businesses and start-ups, as well as individuals and families from all over the world. She is an Aspen Institute Scholar (2014) and serves on the HIAS Public Policy Committee. Sheryl recently completed the TED Residency in NYC to incubate her project Hope Domino. For the next year, she is traveling around the USA on a “listening tour” to explore and celebrate the country’s rich cultural heritage, while challenging communities to think creatively about navigating change. Local and national partners are helping to plan inclusive events to promote unity and deepen understanding through personal interaction.