National Network on Immigrant and Refugee Rights 2008 Conference

Starting Date: 01-18-2008
Ending Date: 01-20-2008

Houston, Texas 77001
United States
Claiming our Rights, Envisioning our Future:
Communities Organizing for Justice

Believing that 2008 - and beyond -- holds great promise and great peril for those who organize and advocate for an immigration policy based on human rights, dignity and justice, the National Network on Immigrant and Refugee Rights is convening a national conference in Houston Texas on January 18-20, 2008. Join us in Houston to:
Share stories, strategies and tactics for grassroots initiatives
Learn new practices and skills in community organizing, media & communications, popular education and more
Hear about exciting work at the intersection of immigrant and refugee rights, gender, sexual orientation, and across different racial and ethnic communities
Expose harmful trade policies causing forced migration worldwide
Help build a shared immigrant rights platform for this critical election year and together, lift our voices for justice and human rights.
Tentative Workshops & Topics Include:
Lifting Immigrant Voices in the 2008 Elections
Racism and Immigration: Bridging Communities in the Post-Katrina Era
Organizing and Communications Skills Development
Border and Interior Immigration Law Enforcement
Globalization and Migration: Addressing "Root Causes"
Promoting the Human Rights of Im/Migrants
Immigration, Labor and Workers Rights
Immigration Policy and Legislation
Popular Education for Transformative Community Organizing

Call for Workshop Proposals > (English | Spanish)

Schedule and site

The conference will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2008. It will adjourn on Sunday, January 20 at 1 p.m. It will take place at the Hyatt Regency Houston, where participants will also be able to reserve rooms at a discounted conference rate, available until December 16, 2007.
Geographical Scope: International


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