Below you will find information on CIPC’s 2016 Statewide Immigrant Advocacy & Organizing Conference.
This year marks a special convening of immigrant rights activists, advocates, grassroots leaders, policymakers, and community members which will take place in Sacramento on November 30, 2016.
Conference Registration: $95
[Please note that hotel accomodations and parking are not included in the registration fee]
If you have questions about registration, please contact Carlos Amador at email@example.com
CIPC Organizational members will receive one discounted registration per organization.
Discounted member registration: $65
To receive a discount code, Members should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view our list of members.
Members can also apply and will be considered for scholarships if funds are available. See the scholarships section for more info.
Click HERE to access the scholarship application. Applications are due by Friday, September 16th, 2016.
This year’s conference will take place at the Sacramento Convention Center.
The address is 1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814. A google map is embedded further down on this page.
Parking garages are available at the Convention Center, please call (916) 808-5291 for rates.
CIPC is honored to have Opal Tometi deliver the keynote speech at this year’s Advocacy and Organizing conference!
Always outspoken, Opal Tometi, who is the executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and a co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, found inspiration for her activism at an early age from such figures as bell hooks, Ella Baker, Stuart Hall and Black feminist thinkers.
As a tireless human rights advocate, she has received numerous awards and accolades for her work in the movement, including the Black Girls Rock! Community Change Agent Award, named to Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders list in 2016, named a “New Civil Rights Leader” in 2015 by the Los Angeles Times and POLITICO and in 2014, honored by ESSENCE for her cutting-edge movement building work which bridges immigrant and human rights work to the ever-growing black liberation movement. And, she holds an honorary doctorate from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.
Ms. Tometi is a well-known expert on a wide range of civil, immigrant and human rights issues, and is the author of dozens of articles on public policy matters. Since taking the helm of BAJI, Ms. Tometi has worked diligently to address emerging policy issues of concern to black communities and work towards the goal of a more just society.
A transnational feminist, Ms. Tometi supports and helps shape the strategic work of Pan African Network in Defense of Migrant Rights and the Black Immigration Network. She has presented at the United Nations and participated with the UN’s Global Forum on Migration and Commission on the Status of Women. She is also a member of the Young Women’s Initiative steering committee.
Prior to her role with BAJI, Ms. Tometi worked as BAJI’s co-director and communications director. Her contributions include organizing its first-ever black-led rally for immigrant justice and the first Congressional briefing on black immigrants in Washington, D. C. Before joining BAJI, Ms. Tometi was a case manager for survivors of domestic violence and still provides community education on the issue.
Ms. Tometi holds a bachelor of arts degree in history and a master of arts degree in communication and advocacy. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, she grew up in Phoenix and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York where she loves riding her single speed bike and collecting African art.