From Detention to Liberation - A Webinar Hosted by GCIR

Thursday, October 29, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
Webinar - Register by 10/28
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*This program is hosted by our partner, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*

On the eve of perhaps the most consequential election in recent memory, philanthropy finds itself grappling with the challenge of making critical funding decisions in the face of significant uncertainty. There is little question however of the value and timeliness of pro-immigrant investments given that ICE and DHS enforcement and detention practices have and will continue to pose serious threats to racial justice, community health, and our democratic norms. 

Though allegations of forced hysterectomies, insufficient health and hygiene practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread allegations of child sexual abuse, and the use of cages during family separation have rightly garnered significant media attention in recent years, the reality is that an abusive posture toward BIPOC immigrants has long been a feature of our nation’s enforcement apparatus. 

Regardless of who sits in the White House in 2021, philanthropic investments targeting detention abuses represent an evergreen strategy resonant with our sector’s broader goals of building healthy, safe, and equitable communities for all. 

  • How leaders in the immigrant rights movement are challenging detention conditions
  • How advocates are securing the release of detained individuals
  • How immigrant rights leaders are advancing liberatory frameworks
  • What philanthropy can do to support the immigrant rights movement as it plans for what comes next

Designed for

All interested funders. Please note that calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)


Registration is required by October 28th. 
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
Please email with any questions.

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