Date(s) - 11/20/2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The California Endowment
DEADLINE EXTENDED: SUN, NOV. 12
CIPC holds bi-annual regional trainings to deepen capacities of organizations and communities across California. These all-day events provide basic trainings on immigrant issues as well as provide tools for groups and individuals to effectively engage in legislative advocacy work.
Please note that scholarships are availible but limited. To be considered for a scholarship, please contact Carlos Amador at email@example.com
LOS ANGELES TRAINING PROGRAM:
8:30am – 9am…Registration
9am – 10am…Morning Plenary
10:15am – 11:45am…Morning Training Sessions
12pm – 1:15pm…Lunch & Plenary
1:30pm – 3pm…Afternoon Training Sessions
3pm- 3:30 pm…Closing
CHOOSING YOUR TRAINING SESSIONS:
Take a look at the following training tracks, each with their own morning and afternoon breakout sessions. Each registrant may choose a morning and afternoon session from any of the below listed, regardless of the track.
- HEALTH & PUBLIC BENEFITS TRACK
(10:15 am – 11:45 am) Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits in California
What public benefits are immigrant families in California eligible for? Are there any changes to public charge and eligibility to public benefits? In this informative session, you will learn about various programs available to immigrant families, including Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CAPI and other programs, and how to navigate the public benefits system. In addition, session participants will learn about public charge, and efforts to fight back against any changes to public benefit eligibility.
Speakers: Alvaro Huerta, National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
(1:30 pm- 3 pm) Know Your Health Rights: Patient Rights and Protections for Immigrant Families
As detention and deportations accelerate across our country, immigrant families are expressing fear and hesitation to seek services, work with public agencies,or share their personal information for enrollment purposes. At the same time, Republicans in Congress are attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act and exclude immigrants from safety net programs. With so much at stake for immigrants, many are asking, is it safe to apply for and utilize public benefits? What rights and protections do immigrants have when seeking health care? In this session, you will learn about patient and consumer rights available to immigrants, guidance and model policies agencies can take to protect immigrants, and efforts to ensure the safety and protection of personal information.
Speakers: Sarah Dar, California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)
- INTRODUCTION TO DETENTION AND DEPORTATION TRACK
(10:15 am – 11:45 am) Knowing the Basics: Detention and Deportation 101
This session will examine the intersection of immigration and the criminal legal system. Learn about the unjust laws that have led to this merger of systems as well as the federal, state, and local programs that have been implemented recently. Together, we will collectively develop a stronger framework to discuss detention and deportation as a part of criminalization and how marginalized groups are disproportionately affected. Join us and learn about recent state-level policies that push back against anti-immigrant policies.
Speakers:David Abud, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Graciela Lopez Marquez, California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), and Zack Mohamed, Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
(1:30 pm- 3 pm) Learning Creative Local Strategies to fight Police-ICE Entanglement
Despite the political momentum of resistance created by last year’s presidential election, most elected and appointed law enforcement leaders are determined to stifle progressive statewide policies that help limit mass deportations. In this session, participants will learn the terminology and actors involved in this system, and the lack of due process for immigrants in detention and those in deportation proceedings and how it is fueled by entanglement between law enforcement and ICE. Participants will also learn about how harmful many local policies have been for immigrant communities as well as creative local strategies that have been employed by community groups to resist and change policies to help limit the entanglement of police-ICE.
Speakers: Felicia Gomez, California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), Carlos Perea, Resilience Orange County (Resilience OC)
- ADVOCATING FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS TRACK
(10:15 am – 11:45 am) Legislative & Budget Advocacy 101: Showing Up for Immigrant Communities
This workshop provides an overview of basic and key strategies for legislative and budget advocacy. Enhance your organization’s ability to talk about key immigrant issues to policymakers and elected officials by learning how our state budget process works, how a bill becomes a law, and the most effective ways to educate our state leaders about what matters most to your community.
Speakers: Betzabel Estudillo, California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)
(1:30 pm- 3 pm) Case Study: When Budget Campaigns & Legislation Converge
This session will examine the budget victories achieved in 2017 through the expansion of funded immigration services to include legal representation for immigrants. Attendees will hear about key tools to develop a budget campaign, how these processes converge, and what is critical to achieving success.
Speakers: Gina Da Silva, California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)
- Workforce Development: Advancing Equity & Inclusion
(10:15 am – 11:45 am) Equity and Inclusion: Addressing Barriers to Economic Success for Immigrants and Refugees
Connecting people to effective job training, language education and employment is a critical aspect for economic mobility. Our workforce development systems are intended to improve California’s labor force by preparing well trained workers for available and growing employment opportunities. Join this session to understand how we can improve these systems by removing barriers to accessing these resources, including language and cultural competency, and ensuring these investments are inclusive of immigrants and refugees and intentionally support their job mobility and career opportunities.
Speakers: Hina Sheikh, California Immigrant Policy Center
(1:30 pm- 3 pm) Building Economic Development into Immigration Programs
Join this session to understand workforce development in action through case studies of immigrant and refugee organizations that have advanced economic development programs for their communities.
Los Angeles California Endowment
1000 Alameda St,
Los Angeles, CA 90012