See below for brief reports of past events.
The author spoke on a panel on the second anniversary of the shootings in El Paso, TX, sponsored by the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right, a London-based human rights group, regarding the threat that hate-based language about immigrants poses for Latinos and others when some people like the El Paso shooter act on the rhetoric: video here: Nativist Extremism Webinar.
18th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference
The author will be speaking on a panel at the 18th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference on September 28; check this site for registration and scheduling information: Migration Policy Events.
National Immigrant Integration Conference
On Oct 4, the author will be speaking at the National Immigrant Integration Conference on a mainstage plenary session. Time TBD but check this page for specifics and registration information: NIIC New American Dreams.
Defending & Advancing The Rights of Immigrants
On October 13, the author will be speaking at an event as part of the prestigious, Houston-based Rothko Chapel’s social justice series. To register, click here: Rothko Chapel Event Registration.
The author will be participating in a “Book Charla” series sponsored by Hispanics in Philanthropy on October 14. Registration details forthcoming but interested readers can check this site: Book Charla – HIP for further developments.
As new events are scheduled, they will be posted here.
On May 6, 2021, the author was privileged to share insights from the book at a virtual, invitation-only convening of legal services providers cosponsored by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and the Illinois Funders Collaborative.
On April 27 the author joined Bob Worsley, former AZ GOP State Senator and author of “The Horseshoe Virus” to discuss the modern anti-immigrant movement’s origins, evolution, impact on current debates, and ways to address it at an online event sponsored by the Migrant Immigrant and Refugee Rights Alliance.
On January 21 at 7:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM Central, the author joined Sylvia Acosta of the YWCA-El Paso and professor and author Roberto Rodriguez at the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute’s “Ending Violence Against Mexican American Communities” panel to discuss how current white nationalist and police violence against Latinos has deep roots in the American southwest. The session was streamed on Facebook Live. Watch the discussion below.
The author spoke on a panel of immigrant rights leaders at National Immigrant Integration Conference Main Stage Plenary Session: “Essential Is All of Us: Rebuilding our Economy and Communities in the Age of Covid,” on December 9, 2020, discussing how immigrant restrictions in the safety net are rooted in structural racism. A recording of the event can be found by clicking here.
On November 12 the author joined major civil rights leaders on the Main Stage to address participants at the biennial “Facing Race” Conference, where he addressed the systemic racism built into US immigration policy.
On October 1, the Midwest-based multi-media company HOLA America, consulting firm Carmona Strategic Solutions, and the Iowa Chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) hosted a virtual conversation on the book, focusing on the roles played by LULAC, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza) played in shaping the last, historic round of immigration reforms. The event generated coverage by Iowa National Public Radio; the story can be found by clicking here.
On September 21, 2020, the author was featured at the 17th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference sponsored by the Migration Policy Institute, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and Georgetown Law School speaking about the historical precedents for some of the Trump Administration’s executive actions on immigration. The recording of these remarks can be found by clicking here.