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Welcoming San Diego Kickoff Summit: Integrating New Americans

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San Diego Concourse Golden Hall

202 C St

San Diego, CA 92101

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Join fellow community members and leaders to craft San Diego's strategic plan on immigrant and refugee integration!

MORNING 9 AM - 12 Noon:

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Paola Avila, SD Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Kate Brick, New American Economy
  • Monica Fuentes, Welcoming America
  • Andrea Guerrero, Alliance San Diego
  • Superintendent Cindy Marten, San Diego Unified School District
  • Prof. Karthick Ramakrishnan, UC Riverside
  • Prof. Tom Wong, UC San Diego
  • Elected Officials TBD

Newly Released Economic & Demographic Snapshot of Immigrants & Refugees in San Diego
by New American Economy

AFTERNOON 12-3:30 PM:

  • Lunch

  • Contribute Your Ideas in Breakout Strategy Sessions:

  1. Civic Engagement (naturalization, voter registration and turnout, leadership development, orientation to local government)

  2. Safe & Connected Communities (community policing, reception of host communities, the arts, ethnic media, celebrating immigrant heritage)

  3. Economic Opportunity (workforce development, professional integration/recertifcation, entrepreneurship, labor rights)

  4. Education (family engagement, dual-language acquisition, cultural competency, students with interrupted formal education)

  5. Inclusive Access (language access plans, affordable housing, health care, mental health, legal defense and services, services for victims of trafficking, torture and asylum-seekers)

Throughout Spring, there will be a series of community forums to gather input from residents and thematic focus groups. Please stay tuned for announcements of upcoming events.

To request interpretation services or submit questions, please email: welcomingsd@gmail.com

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