The author participated in a “Book Charla” series sponsored by Hispanics in Philanthropy on October 14. Interested readers can check this site: Book Charla – HIP.
On October 13, the author spoke at an event as part of the prestigious, Houston-based Rothko Chapel’s social justice series. To view the recording, click on this link: Defending & Advancing the Rights of Immigrants.
On October 4, the author spoke at the National Immigrant Integration Conference on a mainstage plenary session. Check this page for more information: NIIC New American Dreams.
The author spoke on a panel at the 18th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference on September 28; check this site for more information: Migration Policy Events.
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.
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.