Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Supporting Immigrants in Rhode Island: The Economic Progress Institute's 11th Annual Policy and Budget Conference

Friday, May 3, 2019

8:00am – 11:30am

Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, Rhode Island 02886

Tickets can be found here

This year's conference will focus on immigrants in Rhode Island; specifically the importance of immigrants to our communities, and how we can better support our immigrant neighbors. Our keynote speaker this year is Connie Choi, Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign Field Manager and Strategist for the National Immigration Law Center (NILC).

Established in 1979, NILC is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. Connie leads and oversees field, education, and mobilization strategy for the Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future national campaign, co-chaired by NILC and the Center for Law & Social Policy (CLASP), a leading national anti-poverty organization.

The conference will include two panels of speakers from state agencies and community leaders who will present about steps currently being taken to ensure that immigrants can feel safe accessing the services they need to be healthy and productive members in their communities and how we can better support immigrant families and individuals who are threatened by recent federal immigration policies.

More information can be found here

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