*This program is hosted by our partner, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.*
The vast majority of people would prefer to stay in their home countries instead of undertaking uncertain and often perilous journeys. However, by the end of last year, conflict, violence, persecution, natural disasters, and the impacts of climate change had forcibly displaced nearly 110 million people. People from all over the world have sought refuge in the United States since before its inception, and the U.S. government recently opened new pathways for refugees to enter the country through community sponsorship and private sponsorship. Join GCIR in a dialogue with leaders who operate in both the traditional refugee resettlement space and with the new community sponsorship program.
What will you learn?
- How philanthropy can better mobilize resources to protect those seeking safety and refuge in the United States
- Basma Alawee, Deputy Executive Director, Community Sponsorship Hub
- Robin Mencher, CEO, Jewish Family & Community Services-East Bay
- Dauda Sesay, Founding Member and President, Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants
- John Slocum (Moderator), Executive Director, Refugee Council USA
Who should attend?
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.)
How do you sign up?
Registration is required by November 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.