MAINSTAGE PLENARY: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? THE PATH FORWARD FOR IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION & NIIC CLOSING
Dec
13
3:00 pm15:00

MAINSTAGE PLENARY: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? THE PATH FORWARD FOR IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION & NIIC CLOSING

Introductory remarks by Tara Raghuveer, Deputy Director, National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA). A discussion moderated by Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, and Director, USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California, featuring: 
 

  • Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

  • Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder, United We Dream

  • Eva Millona, Executive Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition; NPNA Board Co-Chair  

  • Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA); NPNA Executive Committee Member

Dec
13
1:15 pm13:15

TRACK SESSION BLOCK: 6

  • Criminalization, Detention, and Enforcement - The Local and State Line of Defense
    Location: MUSIC 5
     
  • Adult Education and Workforce - Expanding Services for Immigrants and Refugees Across the Adult Education and Training Policy and Program Landscape
    Location: CUMBERLAND 2
     
  • Receiving Community Engagement Strategies - Strategy Session: Receiving Communities Engagement: What Comes Next?
    Location: CUMBERLAND 1
Dec
13
10:30 am10:30

TRACK SESSION BLOCK: 5

  • Education - Meeting the Needs of Newcomer Immigrant Youth: A Collective Call to Action for Educators and Community Partners
    Location: MUSIC 1
     
  • Federal Immigration Policy - Next Steps on Immigration Executive Actions
    Location: MUSIC 5
     
  • Health - Resiliency in advocating for immigrant health in hostile environments
    Location: MUSIC 3
     
  • Receiving Community Engagement Strategies - Strengthening Inclusive Communications in Challenging Times
    Location: CUMBERLAND 6
     
  • State and Local Integration Strategies - Census 2020: Building Grassroots, Local, State Collaboration in 2017 for a Complete Count of Immigrants
    Location: CUMBERLAND 5
MAINSTAGE PLENARY: AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: THE STATE OF BLACK IMMIGRANTS AND THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES
Dec
13
8:30 am08:30

MAINSTAGE PLENARY: AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: THE STATE OF BLACK IMMIGRANTS AND THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES

Introductory remarks by Elandria Williams, Education Team, Highlander Center. A dicussion moderated by Anshantia "Tia" Oso, National Organizer, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, featuring: 
 

  • Francesca Menes, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Florida Immigrant Coalition

  • Amaha Kassa, Executive Director, African Communities Together

  • Representative-elect Ilhan Omar, Minnesota House Representative

  • Jonathan Jayes-Green, Coordinator of the UndocuBlack Network

Dec
12
4:00 pm16:00

TRACK SESSION BLOCK 4

  • State and Local Integration Strategies- Rural and Suburban Strategies
    Location: MOCKINGBIRD 4
     
  • Adult Education and Workforce - The Evolving Case for Supporting the Integration of High Skilled Immigrants
    Location: CUMBERLAND 2
     
  • Business and Financial Empowerment- Engaging the Business Sector in Immigrant Integration and Policy Advocacy
    Location: MUSIC ROW 3
     
  • Citizenship - Shaping a New American Electorate through Naturalization
    Location: CUMBERLAND 6
     
  • Receiving Community Engagement Strategies - A Rising Tide of Hate: How Our Communities Can Come Together For Change
    Location: MUSIC ROW 2
Dec
12
2:15 pm14:15

STRATEGY BLOCK

  • Criminalization, Detention, and Enforcement - New Strategies to Fight Deportations in the Trump era
    Location: CUMBERLAND 5
     
  • Refugee Resettlement and Advocacy - Building and Leveraging Public Support for Refugee Resettlement in a Time of Backlash & Uncertainty
    Location: ELECTRIC
Dec
12
2:15 pm14:15

TRACK SESSION BLOCK 3

  • Citizenship - Building Momentum in Your City: Working with Government and Existing Infrastructures
    Location: MUSIC 3
     
  • Economic Justice - Relief and Protection for Workers: U Visas, Deferred Action, and Other Options for Victims of Labor Abuses and Workplace Rights Defenders
    Location: CUMBERLAND 6
     
  • Education - Taking Stock of ESSA’s Potential Impact on Immigrant and English-Learner Students
    Location: MUSIC 2
     
  • Federal Immigration Policy - What to Expect from the Trump Administration on Immigrant Integration
    Location: CUMBERLAND 1
     
  • Health - The Possibility of Changes to the Health Care Landscape and Effects on Immigrant Communities
    Location: CUMBERLAND 2
     
  • Receiving Community Engagement Strategies - Engaging the Faith Community
    Location: MUSIC 1
MAINSTAGE PLENARY & LUNCH: FORCES SHAPING OUR FIGHT: GLOBAL AND DOMESTIC MEGA - TRENDS INFORMING OUR STRATEGY
Dec
12
12:15 pm12:15

MAINSTAGE PLENARY & LUNCH: FORCES SHAPING OUR FIGHT: GLOBAL AND DOMESTIC MEGA - TRENDS INFORMING OUR STRATEGY

Keynote and Introductory Remarks by David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee. A dicussion moderated by Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director, Center for Community Change, featuring: 
 

  • Kalia Abiade, Program Director, Pillars Fund

  • Maria Elena Durazo, General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity, UNITE HERE

  • Ambassador Carlos Sada, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
Dec
12
10:45 am10:45

TRACK SESSION BLOCK 2

  • Health - Addressing the Emotional Health Needs and Trauma Experiences of Immigrants and Refugees
    Location: MUSIC 3
     
  • Receiving Community Engagement Strategies - Applying a Racial Justice Lens to Immigrant Integration Work
    Location: CUMBERLAND 5-6
     
  • Refugee Resettlement and Advocacy - Global Migration and Refugee Flows—Bridging the Global Context to Local Responses
    Location: CUMBERLAND 1-2
     
  • State and Local Integration Strategies - Budget and Appropriations Workshop
    Location: MOCK 3
     
  • Adult Education and Workforce- Multi-Partner Collaborations with Lessons for the Future
    Location: MUSIC 1
MAINSTAGE PLENARY: AS THE SOUTH GOES...
Dec
12
9:00 am09:00

MAINSTAGE PLENARY: AS THE SOUTH GOES...

A welcome by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and Introductory Remarks by Emmylou Harris, Singer/songwriter and Jesuit Refugee Service Ambassador. A discussion moderated by Stephanie Teatro, Co-Executive Director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, featuring: 
 

  • David Lubell, Executive Director, Welcoming America

  • Suman Raghunathan, Executive Director, South Asian Americans Leading Together

  • Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal and Advocacy Director, Project South

  • Elandria Williams, Education Coordinator, Highlander Research and Education Center