Join us Oct. 3 to Oct. 7.

Webinar Series:

Welcoming +

We are proud to offer our Welcoming + webinar series to deepen your welcoming efforts across intersections with race, economic development, schools, health equity, and community engagement.

Our webinar series will feature key leaders in each area from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, PolicyLink, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, and more.

Pick what interests you! Sign-up for one, two, or all five webinar events.

Go live with us! Use the hashtag #welcomingplus and tweet during the webinars.

Can't make it? You can still sign up, and we'll send you a recording of the webinar.

Learn more and sign up below!

Oct. 3: Welcoming + Schools

Time: 2 p.m. EDT
As members of communities move forward to create welcoming spaces, the nation’s public schools have opened their doors, taking responsibility for helping tens of thousands of children find their footing. This webinar will explore how schools are working to incorporate a Welcoming Framework to improve educational outcomes for their students. Attendees will explore the needs of immigrant youth within schools and discuss a program aimed to end bullying among these youth in schools.

Featured Speakers

  • Nicholas Carlisle, Founder and CEO, No Bully
  • Jennifer Driver, Education & Training Manager, Welcoming America
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Oct. 4: Welcoming + Health Equity

Time: 2 p.m. EDT
Creating a welcoming community for immigrants can help to create a more healthy community for everyone, and such efforts to create health equity ensure that immigrants and refugees can participate fully and belong. This webinar will discuss the advancements in health equity over the past 10 years while examining the social determinants of health, addressing health disparities among immigrants and refugees, and highlighting the importance of using a health equity lens in welcoming work.

Featured Speakers

  • Kelly Laflamme, Program Director, Endowment for Health
  • Christine Ramey, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration
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Oct. 5: Welcoming + Community Engagement

Time: 2 p.m. EDT
Community engagement is essential in the welcoming framework. This webinar will provide strategies and best practices for community engagement using an equity lens. Participants will distinguish between outreach and engagement and assess their community engagement efforts.

Featured Speaker

  • Theresa Gardella, Director of Strategic Development, Nexus Community Partners
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Oct. 6: Welcoming + Race

Time: 2 p.m. EDT

This webinar will discuss the intersection of race and the Welcoming Framework. Participants will examine the importance of using a racial equity lens and learn strategies for applying this lens in their welcoming work.

Featured Speakers

  • Rhonda Ortiz, Managing Director, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII)
  • Vanessa Carter, Senior Data Analyst, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII)
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Oct. 7: Welcoming + Economic Development

Time: 2 p.m. EDT
A key component of the Welcoming Framework is equitable access, including an equitable economy. This webinar will feature the National Equity Atlas, a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool for the community leaders and policymakers who are working to build a new economy that is equitable, resilient, and prosperous. Participants will examining the economic indicators and getting a sense of how immigrants are faring in their communities.

Featured Speakers

  • Angel Ross, Research Associate, PolicyLink
  • Justin Scoggins, Data Manager, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration
  • Sloan Herrick, Deputy Director, Global Detroit
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