*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.*
The Office of the Inspector General announced in January 2019 that thousands more children than previously reported have been separated from their parents at the southern border by our government. The impacts of this failed and cruel U.S. policy to deter asylum seekers reverberate in lives of children. Children are being turned away at ports of entry by government authorities; forcefully apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP); detained under harsh conditions in CBP, ICE, and ORR facilities; released into communities without support and in chaotic and harmful ways by CBP and ICE; and struggling to settle into new lives in America.
This Monthly Immigration Policy Call will delve deeper into how children are experiencing new policies and how those working closest with children are working to give voice to their trauma and create accountability for harm.
- How can policies be informed by the experiences of children
- How are voices and perspectives of children and youth included in program design, policymaking, and litigation
- Neha Desai, Attorney, Director, Immigration, National Center for Youth Law
- Melissa Escano, R.I.S.E! Coordinator, ATLAS: DIY
- Dr. Marsha Griffin, Director of Division of Child and Family Health, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)
- Cory Schindel, Deputy Director of Policy, KIND
- Aryah Somers Landsberger (Moderator), Vice President of Programs, GCIR
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 April 17th.
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.
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