Upcoming Webinar

Federal immigration policies are seeking to shrink immigrant populations and opportunities. At the local level, however, immigrants thrive when they feel safe and are given the opportunity to participate in the decisions that affect their lives. From small towns to big cities, much can be done to include immigrants’ interests, safeguard their families and ensure they can contribute to their fullest potential.

Register now to learn new strategies on what local leaders can do in the free, interactive webinar Local Action: New Strategies to Build United Communities on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT. Hear from city officials, community leaders and the author of Welcoming New Americans? Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation about evidence-based initiatives that give immigrants a voice, protect communities and allow everyone to contribute to our shared prosperity.

This interactive webinar is for immigrant- and refugee-serving professionals, city and state officials, law enforcement, grassroots and economic development organizations, educators and any American interested in making a difference in the lives of immigrants. This webinar is free and open to the public, but you must register to participate.

Local Action: New Strategies to Build United Communities is hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center (ILC) Public Education Institute in collaboration with the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR), a joint venture between The ILC and George Mason University.

Topics include: 

  • What works in motivating local leaders to act
  • Replicable and inclusive strategies that counter restrictionist policies
  • How to build broad, public acceptance

Technical requirements: 

  • An Internet connection
  • Speakers
  • You may be prompted to authorize a plug-in
  • Other system requirements as determined by Zoom


Christina Da Silva, City of Tulsa, OK, Director, Mayor’s Office of Community Development & Policy

Abby WilliamsonAbigail Fisher Williamson, PhD, Trinity College, Associate Professor and author

Jason Baskin, Austin, MN, Human Rights Commission Chair

Phil NadeauPhil Nadeau, City of Lewiston, ME, Former Deputy City Administrator

Vickie Ybarra, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Molly Hilligoss, Welcoming America,
Midwest Regional Manager

Denzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute

This is the latest free webinar hosted by The ILC Public Education Institute. View recordings and resources from past webinars on immigrant integration, education and research including our last webinar Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma.