United for All Dreamers: Strategies for Supporting AAPI, Black, and LGBTQ DACA ImmigrantsThis event is only for grantmakers.
11/28/2017 – 11/28/2017
10:00 am – 12:00 am PT
This past September, the Trump Administration announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with all benefits to be revoked by March 2018. DACA provided nearly 800,000 immigrants with the opportunity to live, work, and thrive in their communities without fear of deportation. DACA’s cancellation will deeply disrupt the lives of the DACAmented immigrants and their families and reaches into many diverse communities. Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, and LGBTQ immigrants are among the least-visible DACAmented individuals, and often lack both access to services and community support. Over 16,000 AAPI immigrants and an estimated 12,000 Black immigrants received protection under DACA before its termination, as did nearly half of the estimated 75,000 eligible LGBTQ undocumented immigrants. The end of DACA will have ripple effects across these immigrant communities nationwide, as a legislative solution such as a DREAM Act has yet to be realized.
We are pleased to co-sponsor this webinar to learn from organizations working closely with the AAPI, Black Diaspora, and LGBTQ immigrant communities as well as from philanthropic leaders with national, state, and local funding strategies and insights for supporting DACAmented immigrants and their families. Participants will:
- Hear an update on DACA within the context of the larger political climate and immigration context, with a particular focus on the AAPI, Black Diaspora, and LGBTQ community;
- Understand immediate and long-term needs, challenges, and opportunities related to diverse DACAmented individuals and their families; and
- Learn about key funding strategies at the local, state, and national level to reach and support AAPI, Black Diaspora, and LGBTQ DACAmented individuals
- Aarti Kohli, Executive Director, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus)
- Jonathan Jayes-Green, Co-Founder, UndocuBlack Network
- Julia Yang-Winkenbach, US Program Associate, Unbound Philanthropy
- Allie Larson, Program Manager, Community Impact, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Additional speakers will be announced