Immigrant Integration Webinars

Immigration seems to be a perennial hot topic. Even those who work with immigrants can have a hard time keeping up with the issues.

 

 

The ILC Public Education Institute brings the latest research and best practices for today’s immigration issues to educators, immigrant-serving organizations, faith communities and the public through free, interactive webinars.

Topics have included Immigrants, Cops and Crime; Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans; Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It; Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations; and Taking Back the Narrative. All webinars include the latest data on U.S. immigration and best practices for getting your message across.

wealth of resources from our webinar series, including materials from the November 2018 webinar titled What We Have in Common: How to Talk About Immigrants, are available below.

New webinars are added several times a year.

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RECENT WEBINAR

What We Have in Common: How to Talk About Immigrants

Experts in sociology, communications and immigrant integration presented the free, interactive webinar What We Have in Common: How to Talk About Immigrants on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. This free webinar explored the shared values that can bind immigrants, refugees and the U.S.-born as well as tested messaging and framing techniques on how to utilize these in the most compelling ways in conversations, campaigns, writings and programs.

Download and share this handy summary and resource guide!

How to Have Civil Discourse Online
Andy Rosen, Reporter, The Boston Globe

Recording

Resources:

Yes, you can argue online without going crazy. Here’s how. 

 

The Values We Share: Starting the Conversation
Marisa Gerstein Pineau, PhD, Researcher and Senior Associate, FrameWorks Institute

Slides
Recording

Resources:

Out of Many, One: A Defining Moment for American Integration

The Hidden Tribes of America

 

How to Talk About Immigrants
Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute (moderator)
Rachel Peric, Executive Director, Welcoming America
Marisa Gerstein Pineau, PhD, Researcher and Senior Associate, FrameWorks Institute
Westy Egmont, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Immigrant Integration Lab, Boston College
Sara McElmurry, Communication Strategist; Nonresident Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Recording

Resources:

America Needs All of Us: A Toolkit for Talking About Bias, Race, and Change

Proactive and Patient: Managing Immigration and Demographic Changes in 2 Rural Nebraska Communities

Integrating Issues: Framing for Racial Equity and Children in Immigrant Families

When Facts Don’t Matter: How to Communicate More Effectively about Immigration’s Costs and Benefits

 

Chat Log
Some of the best ideas come from the participants themselves. See how the conversation developed and what ideas and resources were shared.

Chat Log

Presenters: 

Rachel Peric, Executive Director, Welcoming America

Andy Rosen, Reporter, The Boston Globe

Marisa Gerstein Pineau, PhD, Researcher and Senior Associate, FrameWorks

Westy Egmont, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Immigrant Integration Lab, Boston College

Sara McElmurry, Communication Strategist; Nonresident Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Denzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute

Resources

TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Integrating Issues: Framing for Racial Equity and Children in Immigrant FamiliesBrief with framing techniques and strategiesPDFFrameWorks Institute
Proactive and Patient: Managing Immigration and Demographic Change in 2 Rural Nebraska CommunitiesReport from the Center for American ProgressPDFSara McElmurry
America Needs All of Us: A Toolkit for Talking About Bias, Race, and ChangeMessaging resource from Welcoming AmericaPDFWelcoming America
Out of Many, One: A Defining Moment for American IntegrationReport based on a series of “Living Room Conversations” across the country about attitudes toward immigrationPDFNational Immigration Forum
The Hidden Tribes of AmericaA year-long project from More in Common on the core beliefs and polartization of AmericansWebsiteMore in Common
When Facts Don’t Matter: How to Communicate More Effectively about Immigration’s Costs and BenefitsMigration Policy Institute report using psychology and communication trends to explore beliefs about immigrationWebsiteNatalia Banulescu-Bogdan, Migration Policy Institute
Narratives that Reshape the Immigration ConversationSlides from the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work ”PDFMarisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Narratives that Reshape the Immigration ConversationRecording from the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work ”VideoMarisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Narratives that Reshape the Immigration ConversationRecording from the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work ”VideoMarisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Making Facts Matter to Advance ChangeRecording from the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work ”VideoLinda Fleener, Marisa Gerstein Pineau, David Dyssegaard Kallick, Andrew Lim and Denzil Mohammed
Top Messaging TipsTip sheet from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”PDFThe Immigrant Learning Center
Words That Work: How to Talk About Immigrants and ImmigrationSlides from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”PDFDr. Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Words That Work: How to Talk About Immigrants and ImmigrationRecording from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”VideoDr. Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Winning Strategies in UseRecording from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”VideoDr. Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute; Lynn Tramonte, America’s Voice; Hannah Carswell, Welcoming America; Julie Fisher-Rowe, The Opportunity Agenda
Stand Together: Messaging to Support Muslims and Refugees in Challenging TimesToolkit from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”PDFWelcoming America
Reframing Refugees MessagingToolkit from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”PDFWelcoming America
Quick Tips for Talking Immigration IssuesTip sheet from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”PDFThe Opportunity Agenda
5 Tips for Talking About Border Communities Without Talking About a WallTip sheet from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”PDFThe Opportunity Agenda
Messaging for Current Conversations: Talking About Recent Executive OrdersMemo from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”PDFThe Opportunity Agenda
Finish the Story on Immigration: A FrameWorks Messaging MemoMemo from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDFFrameWorks Institute
Building the National Will to Expand Opportunity for New AmericansSlidesPDFJulie Fisher-Rowe, The Opportunity Agenda
Visions, Values and Voice: A Social Justice Communications ToolkitToolkitWebsiteThe Opportunity Agenda
Talking Immigration Issues Today: A Shared NarrativeMemoPDFThe Opportunity Agenda
Why Immigration Matters to All AmericansFact SheetPDFThe Opportunity Agenda
Building the National Will to Expand OpportunitySlidesPDFJulie Fisher-Rowe, The Opportunity Agenda
New Messaging Strategies for Receiving CommunitiesSlidesPDFSusan Downs-Karkos, Welcoming America
Strategic Communications ToolkitToolkitPDFWelcoming America
Communication Strategies to Create Allies and Spread Your MessageRecording from the Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans”VideoJulie Fisher-Rowe, The Opportunity Agenda
Engaging Receiving Communities Through Messaging and LeadershipSlides from June 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations”PDFChristina Pope, Welcoming America
Engaging Receiving Communities Through Messaging and LeadershipRecording from June 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations”VideoChristina Pope, Welcoming America
Positioning Immigrants as AssetsSlides from the October 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and Crime “PDFDr. Marcia Drew Hohn, The ILC Public Education Institute
Positioning Immigrants as AssetsChecklist from the October 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and Crime “PDFDr. Marcia Drew Hohn, The ILC Public Education Institute
Positioning Immigrants as AssetsGuidelines from the October 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and Crime “PDFDr. Marcia Drew Hohn, The ILC Public Education Institute
Framing Data to Tell a Better StorySlides from the October 2017 webinar, “Immigration, Safety and Security”PDFMarisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Framing Data to Tell a Better StoryRecording from the October 2017 webinar, “Immigration, Safety and Security”VideoMarisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Framing Against FearBlog post inspired by the October 2017 webinar, “Immigration, Safety and Security”BlogThe Immigrant Learning Center
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Building Welcoming Schools: A Guide for K-12 Educators and Afterschool ProvidersToolkit from Welcoming AmericaPDFClaire Tesh and Sara Burnett (LMNOEducation LLC), and Andy Nash (World Education, Inc.)
Model Campus Safe Zone Resolution, K-12Sample language for districts contemplating adopting protections for their immigrant studentsPDFNational Immigration Law Center
Model Campus Safe Zone Resolution, College/UniversitySample language for colleges or universities contemplating adopting protections for their immigrant studentsPDFNational Immigration Law Center
Where to Find Diverse BooksList of sites that offer recommendations for diverse titlesWebsiteWe Need Diverse Books
Lee & Low BooksWebsite of the largest multicultural book publisher in the United StatesWebsiteLee & Low Books
16 Children’s Picture Books About RefugeesList of books to support talking to children about refugees and current eventsWebsiteMarsha Rakestraw, Institute for Human Education
Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a RefugeeList of books to foster empathy and understandingWebsiteOlugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Neighbors Together: Promising Practices to Strengthen Relations with Refugees and MuslimsToolkit from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”PDFWelcoming America
Seeds of Growth: Building Your Local Economy by Supporting Immigrant EntrepreneursToolkit from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”PDFWelcoming America
The Receiving Communities Toolkit: A Guide for Engaging Mainstream America in Immigrant IntegrationToolkit from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”PDFSusan Downs-Karkos, Welcoming America
An Introduction to Immigrant Integration Manual Pastor discusses immigration public opinion, policy, and measurements of immigrant integration.VideoDr. Manuel Pastor, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
California Immigrant Integration ScorecardMeasures immigrant integration in California localities by examining immigrant economic mobility and civic participation and receiving society’s openness to immigrantsPDFManuel Pastor , Rhonda Ortiz, Vanessa Carter, Justin Scoggins and Anthony Perez, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
Citizen Gain: The Economic Benefits of Naturalization for Immigrants and the EconomyPolicy brief explores economic effects of naturalization on individuals and overall economy as well as policy implications that could encourage naturalizationPDFManuel Pastor and Justin Scoggins, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
Nurturing Naturalization: Could Lowering the Fee Help? Report examines the extent to which naturalization fees create a barrier to citizenship and how fee increases have influenced demographic patterns of who becomes a citizenPDFCenter for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
Replicable Models and Tools to Build Integrated CommunitiesRecording from Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans”VideoRhonda Moore-Ortiz and Vanessa Carter, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California;
Amaha Kassa, African Communities United;
Christine Sauvé, Welcoming Michigan
Building Welcoming Communities: Faith-Based StrategiesRecording from June 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations”VideoZahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Elizabeth Mandelman, HIAS; Leya Speasmaker, Catholic Legal Immigration Network; Adam Estle, National Immigration Forum
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
How Immigration Benefits All AmericansSlides from the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work”PDFDavid Dyssegaard Kallick, Fiscal Policy Institute
How Immigration Benefits All AmericansRecording from the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work”VideoDavid Dyssegaard Kallick, Fiscal Policy Institute
Changing Face of America – Latest Immigration DataSlides from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”PDFDenzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
Changing Face of America – Latest Immigration DataRecording from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”VideoDenzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
The Changing Face of America: Portrait of the Foreign-born in the U.S.Recording from the Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans”VideoDenzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
The Changing Face of America: Immigrants, Refugees and ReligionSlides from June 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations”PDFDenzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
The Changing Face of America: Immigrants, Refugees and ReligionRecording from June 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations”VideoDenzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Historical and Contemporary Dimensions of African American and Immigrant RelationsSlides from the Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans”PDFDr. James Jennings, Tufts University
Historical and Contemporary Dimensions of African American and Immigrant RelationsRecording from the Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans”VideoDr. James Jennings, Tufts University
Modern-Day Perspectives on African American and Immigrant RelationsRecording from the Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans”VideoGerald Lenoir, Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Overview of African ImmigrantsSlides from 2013 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFAmaha Kassa, African Communities Together
Overview of African ImmigrantsRecording from 2013 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoAmaha Kassa, African Communities Together
Overview of Asian ImmigrantsRecording from 2013 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoDr. Paul Watanabe, Institute for Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
Latino Immigrants in the U.S.Recording from 2013 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoJared Sanchez, University of California
Latino Immigrants in the U.S.Slides from 2013 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFJared Sanchez, University of California
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
The 287(g) Program: An OverviewFact sheet outlining 287(g) program through which local police collaborate with the federal government to enforce immigration lawsWebsiteAmerican Immigration Council
Immigrants, Cops and CrimeSummary of key takeaways from the October 2016 webinar, Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and CrimePDFThe Immigrant Learning Center
Building United Communities of Police and New AmericansRecording from the October 2016 webinar, Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and CrimeVideoChief Brian Kyes, Chelsea, MA, Police Department; Caitlin Gokey, Vera Institute of Justice; Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area; Jessica Bernal and Erin Fichter, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha
Crime and Community StrategiesRecording from the October 2017 webinar, Immigration, Safety and SecurityVideoChief Brian Kyes, Chelsea, MA, Police Department; Alex Nowrasteh, the Cato Institute; Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute; Denzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center
Terrorism, Criminality and ImmigrationSlides from the October 2017 webinar, Immigration, Safety and SecurityPDFAlex Nowrasteh, the Cato Institute
Terrorism, Criminality and ImmigrationRecording from the October 2017 webinar, Immigration, Safety and SecurityVideoAlex Nowrasteh, the Cato Institute
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Sexual Violence Against Farmworkers: A Guidebook for Social Service ProvidersProvides helpful information about the life and work of farmworkers as well as unique issues that may impact needed servicesPDFThe Farmworker Sexual Violence Technical Assistance Project
How to Talk About Public Charge with Immigrants and Their FamiliesIssue brief with Topline Messages and Talking PointsPDFNational Immigration Law Center
The Latest: Policy Update and Imminent ChangesRecording from the Sept. 2018 webinar, “Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma”VideoSarang Sekhavat, JD, MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
The Latest: Policy Update and Imminent ChangesSlides from the Sept. 2018 webinar, “Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma”SlidesSarang Sekhavat, JD, MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Public Charge Policy UpdateUpdate on proposed changes as of 9/24/18ArticleImmigration Impact
Raids on Immigrant Communities: Facts and What You Can DoArticle with resourcesPDFNational Immigration Law Center
Human Impact of Changing Immigration EnforcementRecording from the Sept. 2018 webinar, “Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma”VideoBlanca Ramirez, PhD Candidate, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC
Human Impact of Changing Immigration EnforcementSlides from the Sept. 2018 webinar, “Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma”SlidesBlanca Ramirez, PhD Candidate, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC
Know Your RightsList of online and local resources for immigrants and alliesWebsiteMassachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our FutureWebsiteWebsiteCenter for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Trauma Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Agencies Working With Immigrant FamiliesToolkit from the Safe Start CenterPDFSafe Start Center
Strategies to Mitigate Immigrant Anxiety, Fear and TraumaRecording from the Sept. 2018 webinar, “Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma”VideoClaire Tesh, Caitlin Tromiczak, LICSW-C, Avideh Moussavian, JD, Diya Kallivayalil, PhD, Denzil Mohammed
Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety summaryOne page summary from the Sept. 2018 webinar, “Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma”PDFThe ILC Public Education Institute
Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety chat logChat log from the Sept. 2018 webinar, “Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma”PDFTackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma
List of Pro Bono Legal Service ProvidersTool to select a state/territory to view pro bono legal service providersWebsiteU.S. Department of Justice
National Immigration Legal Services DirectoryTool to search for nonprofits that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services by state, zip code, or detention facilityWebsiteImmigrant Advocates Network
Protecting our StudentsUpdated resources and news on immigrant students in K-12 public schoolsWebsiteAmerican Federation of Teachers
Why Immigrant Families May Have Unique Needs Before, During, and After Natural DisastersArticle outlining the unique challenges that immigrant families may face and how schools and communities can helpWebsiteColorín Colorado
Art & RemembranceOrganization devoted to using art and personal narrative to recognize individual courage and resilience, foster empathy, and heal from trauma. Galleries, public programs, stories, and teaching toolsWebsiteArt & Remembrance
Refugee Youth Mental Health Resource ListComprehensive list of resources for understanding and addressing the mental health of refugee youth and childrenWebsiteBridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (BRYCS)
Trauma and the Adult English Language LearnerArticle describing immigrant trauma, effects of trauma on learning, and suggestions for practitionersWebsiteJanet Isserlis
Connections Go a Long Way for Students With TraumaArticle from Edutopia on helping students cope with adverse childhood experiencesWebsiteLori Desautels
Learning CenterResource for learning about U.S. immigration and how to stay in the U.S. legallyWebsiteimmi
Vivir en los Estados Unidos:
Una Guía para los Jóvenes Inmigrantes
Resource for Spanish-speaking immigrant youth (“Living in the United States: A Guide for Young Immigrants)PDFImmigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Actions, Words and Impact: Trump-era Policies and Rule Changes and Who They’re ImpactingSlides from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It”PDFSarang Sekhavat, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Actions, Words and Impact: Trump-era Policies and Rule Changes and Who They’re ImpactingRecording from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It”VideoSarang Sekhavat, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with ItWebinar SummaryPDFThe Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute
Presenting with Politics: The Psychological Effects of Current Immigration Policy and Sentiment Slides from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It”PDFDr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Boston College
Presenting with Politics: The Psychological Effects of Current Immigration Policy and SentimentRecording from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It”VideoDr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Boston College
Strategies to Support ImmigrantsRecording from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It”VideoDr. Westy Egmont, Eileen Kugler, Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Caitlin Tromiczak and Denzil Mohammed
Supporting Families in a Time of FearPanelist article from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It”PDFEileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Understanding Immigrant TraumaILC blog postWebsiteThe Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute