Ohio Immigrants and Refugees

Ohio Immigrants and Refugees

Lived Experiences and Mobilizing for Change
A four-part virtual conference hosted by:
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) | The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion | The Ohio Immigrant Alliance
Featuring Daniela Pierre-Bravo

Daniela Pierre Bravo (@dpierrebravo) is a New York City-based TV producer for MSNBC's "Morning Joe." She is also a columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine and contributing writer and the millennial ambassador for Mika Brzezinski's NBC's "Know Your Value" movement, a platform that empowers women to recognize their personal and professional value by developing and inspiring their individual growth. She has been featured in a number of press, including NBC News, Refinery29, Forbes, New York Magazine's The Cut, and more.

Daniela is the co-author of Earn It! Know Your Value and Grow Your Career, in Your 20s and Beyond with Mika Brzezinski, a book that focuses on young women navigating the workforce.

Session Dates

October 9, 2020, 10 – 12 noon
Home is Here: Immigrants and Refugees in Ohio

The actual, lived experiences of immigrants and refugees in Ohio today

KEYNOTE
Daniela Pierre-Bravo, MSNBC

MODERATOR
Maria Otero, Staff Attorney, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

PANELISTS
Emily Brown, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
Lisa Factora-Borchers, Writer and Poet
Cynthia Bukirwa, Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS)

Watch Home is Here
October 16, 2020, 10 – 12 noon
Education and Activism to Support Students from Immigrant Families

Education challenges and barriers faced by immigrants; innovative approaches; activism in schools

MODERATOR
Yolanda Zepeda, Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Ohio State Office of Diversity and Inclusion

PANELISTS
Reem Subei, Staff Attorney, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
Chrissy Foster, ESL Teacher, Columbus City Schools
Gabriela Pickett, PhD, Dayton School Board
Jessica Ramos, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
Liz Morales, Student Community of Progressive Empowerment (SCOPE)
Uma Acharya, Program Manager at East (CNA)/ QMHS, North Community Counseling Centers

Watch Education and Activism to Support Students from Immigrant Families
October 23, 2020, 10 – 12 noon
Current State of Immigration Policy

Overview of Current Immigration Policy

MODERATOR
Maria Otero,
Staff Attorney, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

PANELISTS
Katie Kersh,
Staff Attorney, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
Houleye Thiam, President, Mauritanian Network for Human Rights in US
Brian Hoffman, Executive Director, Ohio Center for Strategic Immigration Litigation & Outreach (OCSILiO)

Watch Current State of Immigration Policy
October 30, 2020, 10 – 12 noon
What Can You Do to Make Ohio a Better Place for Immigrants and Refugees?

Mobilizing for change, advocacy campaigns to protect and expand immigrants' rights

MODERATOR
Lynn Tramonte, Director, Ohio Immigrant Alliance

PANELISTS
Anna Babel, Associate Professor Hispanic Linguistics, Ohio State University
Avery Martens, Ohio Director, Showing Up for Racial Justice
Melissa Bartolo, Welcoming America
Mónica Ramírez, Founder and President, Justice for Migrant Women
Mustafa Jamale, Voice for Refuge

Need accommodations?

If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please send an email to Yolanda Zepeda at zepeda.3@osu.edu. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

If you are an English-language learner and require interpretation to access this conference, please contact Lynn Tramonte at ltramonte@ohioimmigrant.org. We will work with you and community partners to meet language needs to the extent possible.

Please note that this event will be live captioned.

Sponsored by

ABLE logo Ohio Imigrant Alliance logo Four Freedoms logo

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion | Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. | Ohio Immigrant Alliance | The Four Freedoms Fund