*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.*
More people than any other time in history have been forced from their homes. Violence and persecution in Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Central America, and beyond has displaced 65 million people around the globe. More than half of recognized refugees are children. The most recently announced U.S. policies have focused on restrictions on global and domestic commitments to refugees. The new administration has attempted to cut refugee admissions in half, from 110,000 a year to 50,000, and continues to expand efforts to block or intercept individuals fleeing violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle.
- The current impact of the administration’s policies on refugees
- What role U.S. funders can play, both within the U.S. and internationally, in addressing the needs of displaced and vulnerable men, women, and children
- Becca Heller, Co-Founder and Director, International Refugee Assistance Project
- Katharina Obser, Senior Program Officer, Women's Refugee Commission
- Jen Smyers, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Church World Service
- Rebecca Carson (Moderator), Immigration Team Manager, Open Society Foundations
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 19th.
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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