Regional Trainings

Unleashing Our Power: Moving Pro-Immigrant Policies in 2018


Los Angeles
November 20, 2017
1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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About

CIPC holds bi-annual regional trainings to deepen capacities of organizations and communities across California. These all-day events provide basic trainings on immigrant issues as well as provide tools for groups and individuals to effectively engage in advocacy.

Schedule

8:30 AM
Registration
9:00 AM
Morning Plenary
10:15 AM
Morning Training Session
12:15 PM
Lunch Plenary
1:30 PM
Afternoon Training Session
3:00 PM
Closing Discussion
3:30 PM
End

Registration

General Registration - ends Nov. 6
$40
Early Bird Registration (Los Angeles) - ends Oct. 20
$30

Scholarships

Students
$15
Community members (non-staff of organization)
$15

For more information on scholarships, please contact Carlos Amador, camador@caimmigrant.org

Tracks & Sessions

Take a look at the following training tracks, each with their own morning and afternoon breakout sessions. Training tracks include:

1. Health and Public Benefits Track

These sessions will provide an overview of immigrant eligibility for public benefit programs in California as well as information regarding patient protections for immigrants accessing health care. Session participants will learn what public benefit programs are available for immigrants, and what immigrants and service agencies should know about health rights and protections. Trainers will also share helpful guidance, tools, and resources.

(Morning Session) Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits in California

What public benefits are immigrant families in California eligible for? Are there any changes to public charge and eligibility to public benefits? In this informative session, you will learn about various programs available to immigrant families, including Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CAPI and other programs, and how to navigate the public benefits system. In addition, session participants will learn about public charge, and efforts to fight back against any changes to public benefit eligibility.

Speakers:

Alvaro Huerta
National Immigration Law Center
Region: Los Angeles
Tanya Broder
National Immigration Law Center
Region: Oakland

(Afternoon Session) Know Your Health Rights: Patient Rights and Protections for Immigrant Families

As detention and deportations accelerate across our country, immigrant families are expressing fear and hesitation to seek services, work with public agencies,or share their personal information for enrollment purposes. At the same time, Republicans in Congress are attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act and exclude immigrants from safety net programs. With so much at stake for immigrants, many are asking, is it safe to apply for and utilize public benefits? What rights and protections do immigrants have when seeking health care? In this session, you will learn about patient and consumer rights available to immigrants, guidance and model policies agencies can take to protect immigrants, and efforts to ensure the safety and protection of personal information.

Speakers:

Sarah Dar
California Immigrant Policy Center
Region: Los Angeles & Oakland
Mayra Joachin
National Immigration Law Center
Region: Los Angeles
Ana Grande
Clinica Romero
Region: Los Angeles
Jennifer Lucky
Alameda County Public Health Department
Region: Oakland

2. Introduction to Detention and Deportation Track

These sessions will provide a foundation and framework for better understanding detention and deportation and it’s harmful impacts on communities across the state. Participants will learn about the basics of immigration law pertaining specifically to detention and deportation and the various impacts of federal, state, and local laws. Trainers will also share strategies to push back against the deportation machine.

(Morning Session) Knowing the Basics: Detention and Deportation 101

This session will examine the intersection of immigration and the criminal legal system.  Learn about the unjust laws that have led to this merger of systems as well as the federal, state, and local programs that have been implemented recently. Together, we will collectively develop a stronger framework to discuss detention and deportation as a part of criminalization and how marginalized groups are disproportionately affected. Join us and learn about recent state-level policies that push back against anti-immigrant policies.

Speakers:

David Abud
National Day Laborer Organizing Network
Region: Los Angeles
Zack Mohamed
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Region: Los Angeles
Graciela Lopez Marquez
California Immigrant Policy Center
Region: Los Angeles
Grisel Ruiz
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Region: Oakland
Stacy Suh
California Immigrant Policy Center
Region: Oakland

(Afternoon Session) Effective Local Strategies to fight Police-ICE Entanglement

Despite the political momentum of resistance created by last year’s presidential election, most elected and appointed law enforcement leaders are determined to stifle progressive statewide policies that help limit mass deportations. In this session, participants will learn the terminology and actors involved in this system, and the lack of due process for immigrants in detention and those in deportation proceedings and how it is fueled by entanglement between law enforcement and ICE. Participants will also learn about how harmful many local policies have been for immigrant communities as well as creative local strategies that have been employed by community groups to resist and change policies to help limit the entanglement of police-ICE.

Speakers:

Felicia Gomez
California Immigrant Policy Center
Region: Los Angeles & Oakland
Carlos Perea
Resilience Orange County
Region: Los Angeles
Sandy Valenciano
California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
Region: Oakland
Saira Hussain
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus
Region: Oakland

3. Workforce Development: Advancing Equity & Inclusion Track

CIPC is proud to offer this new track within our trainings. These sessions will provide an introduction to workforce development policy and advocacy opportunities in California that support access for our immigrant and refugee communities.

(Morning Session) Equity and Inclusion: Addressing Barriers to Economic Success for Immigrants and Refugees

Connecting people to effective job training, language education and employment is a critical aspect for economic mobility. Our workforce development systems are intended to improve California’s labor force by preparing well trained workers for available and growing employment opportunities. Join this session to understand how we can improve these systems by removing barriers to accessing these resources, including language and cultural competency, and ensuring these investments are inclusive of immigrants and refugees and intentionally support their job mobility and career opportunities.

Speakers:

Hina Sheikh
California Immigrant Policy Center
Region: Los Angeles & Oakland

(Afternoon Session) Building Economic Development into Immigration Programs

Join this session to understand workforce development in action through case studies of immigrant and refugee organizations that have advanced economic development programs for their communities.

  • Oakland: Graton Day Labor Center
  • Los Angeles: Case Study

Speakers:

TBD
Region: Los Angeles
TBD
Region: Oakland

4. Advocating for Immigrant Rights Track

In this track you will get an introductory look at the California legislative and budget process and refer to recent case examples to demonstrate the development of a statewide campaign.

(Morning Session) Legislative & Budget Advocacy 101: Showing Up for Immigrant Communities

This workshop provides an overview of basic and key strategies for legislative and budget advocacy. Enhance your organization’s ability to talk about key immigrant issues to policymakers and elected officials by learning how our state budget process works, how a bill becomes a law, and the most effective ways to educate our state leaders about what matters most to your community.

Speakers:

Betzabel Estudillo
California Immigrant Policy Center
Region: Los Angeles
Gina Da Silva
California Immigrant Policy Center
Region: Oakland
Christopher Galeano
California Immigrant Policy Center
Region: Oakland

(Afternoon Session) Case Study: When Budget Campaigns & Legislation Converge

This session will examine the budget victories achieved in 2017 through the expansion of funded immigration services to include legal representation for immigrants. Attendees will hear about key tools to develop a budget campaign, how these processes converge, and what is critical to achieving success.

Speakers:

Gina Da Silva
California Immigrant Policy Center
Region: Los Angeles & Oakland
Jeanette Zanipatin
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Region: Oakland

Contact

For more information or questions on the Regional Trainings, please contact mcruz@caimmigrant.org