Sharing a Meal, Sharing Our Values

This holiday season, friends and family will have a lot to catch up on. When topics related to immigration come up, how will you respond?

To start, resist the temptation of simply sharing facts and figures in the hope of persuading others. According to Dr. Marisa Gerstein Pineau from the FrameWorks Institute, a not-for-profit organization that studies framing of public discourse on social issues, “Starting off with a moral argument is the most effective way of shaping people’s thinking.” In fact, sharing a holiday meal may be the best time to remind your loved ones that families of all cultures, backgrounds and origins share love, gratitude and a desire for success and stability.

To help with your conversations about immigrants this holiday season and beyond, The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute will convene Dr. Gerstein Pineau and a panel of social media, communications and immigrant integration experts for the free, interactive webinar What We Have in Common: How to Talk About Immigrants, on Thursday, November 13 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST. This free webinar will offer the most up-to-date tips to have respectful, productive conversations about immigration in today’s climate in person, online, in your campaigns and in your programs. Click here to register.