About the 2017 Immigrant Contributions to California Report


Jan. 23, 2017 – “Resilience In An Age of Inequality” highlights the ever growing gap in economic inequality, taking a look at how immigrant workers generate enormous wealth for major industries that power the state’s economy, yet often face exploitation and displacement – an experience they share with all workers who are struggling to make ends meet.

The latest report on immigrant contributions to California includes statewide and regional demographics, labor force participation, and economic contributions.

Resilience in an Age of Inequality also goes beyond the numbers, and lifts up stories of immigrant community leaders who are fighting for a better world. We look at two families who challenged gentrification in San Francisco’s Mission District, a family working to make ends meet despite being displaced from LA’s Koreatown, and a powerful story of rehabilitation.

Design credit: Michelle Matthews, Vagrant Design.

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