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May 7-8 PA Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening
May 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The 2017 Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening will bring members of immigrant and refugee communities, grassroots organizations, and advocates from across the state together for training, networking and, most importantly, movement building. Together, we will envision ways to build a more unified immigrant rights movement for our state and work together to create a more just and inclusive Pennsylvania. The Convening is open to anyone who cares about immigrant and refugee communities in Pennsylvania and wants to join in building a vibrant immigrant rights movement. Register here.
Topics to be covered include:
- Community-based models of building local organizations
- How municipalities can lead the way in creating a more welcoming state
- Building electoral and political power for immigrant and refugee communities
- How schools can actively support immigrant and refugee communities
- Community led responses to increased enforcement
- Communications strategies: How to shift the narrative
- Youth Organizing Space
On Sunday, participants will have the opportunity to work with other activists and allies from around the state, attend skills workshops, and learn about key issues affeting immigrant and refugee communities. Monday will focus on legislative advocacy, and include visits with Pennsylvania lawmakers. We will be providing interpretation and childcare for all sessions.
Directly after the convening, PICC members will be holding their annual meeting to decide on PICC’s issue priorities for the coming year.
The Convening will be held at the Harrisburg Hilton. The hotel is offering a discounted rate for Convening participants for both Saturday and Sunday nights. The discount will only be availabel for reservations made before April 7, 2017! Please place your reservations online and use the code PICC5.
We will be offering scholarships for those with limited financial resources. Please appy today: http://bit.do/PICCscholarship