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Philanthropic Briefing: Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families in a Changing Policy Environment

When: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
9:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Where: 
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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For many immigrant and refugee families in the United States, schools serve as trusted entities—and this role has only been amplified in recent years. Since 2016, California’s Pre-K-12 schools have been grappling with how to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for students impacted by a marked increase in xenophobic rhetoric, stepped up immigration enforcement activities and other policy developments that effect their ability to thrive. While some students have experienced bullying, harassment and intimidation at school, many have received new levels of support from teachers, counselors, administrators and others. Given current threats and opportunities facing immigrant students and families, philanthropy has a critical role to play in ensuring that educators and community-based organizations are equipped to respond their unique needs.        

Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and Southern California Grantmakers for a special funders’ briefing on efforts to support immigrant and refugee students in California. Californians TogetherImmigrant Legal Resource Center and GCIR are working collaboratively to identify and curate key resources for school administrators and educators, develop grade-specific classroom training curricula and engage a wide range of stakeholders—including funders—to advance protective and culturally relevant policies and practices for the long term. Participants will hear directly from school officials who are actively seeking to address the needs of immigrant and refugee students and families, as well as aligned efforts to advance a coordinated statewide approach to serving this population.

 

Speakers

  • Elida Bautista, Ph.D., Director of Diversity and Inclusion, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business (formerly Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco)
  • Hope Nakamura, Directing Attorney, The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
  • Isela Lieber, Teacher, Monroe High School, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Dr. Marlene Batista, Director, English Learner Services, Oxnard School District
  • Martha Quadros, Program Manager, English Learner & Multicultural Education, San Juan Unified School District
  • Sally Kinoshita, Deputy Director, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, Director of Programs, Californians Together

 

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Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Funders, philanthropic advisors or philanthropy-serving organizations focused on education, immigration, health and well-being, youth/parent organizing and/or myriad other priorities

Registration
Register online here.