Immigrant & Refugee Issues

Apr
11

Philanthropy's Role in Building an Inclusive Democracy: Conversation with Sayu Bhojwani

April 11, 2019,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
PDT
Philanthropy Northwest and Online

Join activist and author Sayu Bhojwani, for a conversation on representation, diversity in politics and her new book: People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy's Door. We'll host an intimate conversation between Kiran Ahuja and Sayu, and include time for small-group discussion. This is a unique opportunity to talk intimately with one of the nation's leading democratic visionaries. Available with virtual call-in option for those outside of Seattle. 

Jun
27

Where Are the Children? Family Separation Becomes U.S. Immigration Enforcement Policy

June 27, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Online
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Since October 2017, the U.S. government has forcibly separated at least 2,400 children—including hundreds who are under four years old—from their parents as they arrive on our southern border seeking refuge. Attorneys and other humanitarian aid workers are reporting significant trauma and despair for separated families. Legal services organizations are working overtime at immigrant detention centers to identify parents who have been separated from their children, help locate their young ones, and support them in navigating complex asylum proceedings. Similarly, advocates for separated and unaccompanied children are working at capacity to provide trauma-informed legal orientation and supportive services, including to children as young as 11 months old. Join us for 1.5-hour call to hear from a panel of experts on the current situation, explore the impact of these policies on families and children, and learn about GCIR’s recommendations on how philanthropy can respond.

Apr
24

Member Briefing: Philanthropy and (Rapid) Responsiveness

April 24, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Online

In the past 18 months. philanthropy has had to reflect on how our sector can and should be able to “rapidly respond” to quickly emerging circumstances that impact our communities. Join us at this cross-sector member briefing to see how rapid responsiveness looks through the lens of social, political, and ecological disaster responsiveness. 

May
23

Immigration: What’s at Stake for Families and Implications for Washington State Funders

May 23, 2017,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA and Online

Immigrant and refugee children and families across Washington state — both newcomers and longtime residents —are afraid and are experiencing the direct impact of new federal immigration policies. This has created a domino effect as nonprofits are facing skyrocketing calls for assistance and services. With an expansion of detention, deportation and priorities for enforcement, limits on refugee admissions, attempts to create a travel ban, and more, the stakes have never been higher for Washington communities. Organizations throughout the state have been working on rapid responses with a diverse range of stakeholders in the face of critical needs in the community. Philanthropy is at a critical juncture as it considers the impact on communities it supports and funding strategies moving forward.

May
17

Corporate Responsibility Symposium

May 17, 2017,
2:00pm to 4:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Join Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle Foundation for a discussion about corporate social responsiblity strategies in our current social and political climate. Speakers will include leaders from Seattle-area corporations engaging in innovative practices to address global health challenges and support underserved communities locally, including veterans, immigrants and refugees.

Space is limited, please register by May 8.

Jun
28

After United States v. Texas: What's Next for Immigrants, Communities & Philanthropy?

June 28, 2016,
10:00am to 11:00am
PDT

On June 23, 2016, a deadlocked Supreme Court left in place a lower court decision halting the implementation of expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Philanthropy Northwest for a one-hour national webinar to learn the details of this decision and to discuss possible philanthropic responses to address both short- and long-term community needs.

Sep
17

How U.S. Funders Can Respond to the Current Global Refugee Crisis

September 17, 2015,
4:00pm to 5:30pm
PDT
Webinar

Wars and violence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Central America and elsewhere across the globe have driven a record-high 60 million people from their homes. Join this webinar, presented by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, to learn how philanthropy can respond — in the U.S. and internationally — to address the needs of the millions of men, women, and children who have been forced from their homes.

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