Author joined a star-studded cast of scholars, progressive leaders, activists, and Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a rich (virtual) discussion on the future of progressive immigration policy on May 1. Sponsored by the City University of New York’s School of Labor and Urban Studies, the “Rethinking Immigration: Vision and Strategy for 2021 and Beyond” conference was a can’t-miss event for anyone interested in how this country stays true to its tradition as a nation of immigrants. For a video of the full event, click here.
This book event, to be held in conjunction with the 2020 MAFO National Farmworker Conference on April 26 in McAllen, Texas, was cancelled because the Conference itself could not take place due to the COVID-19 crisis.
On February 18, the book was featured in a discussion sponsored by Philanthropy New York and the Carnegie Corporation of New York that also included Jason DeParle, author of A Good Provider is One Who Leaves; for a recording of the event click here.
An event at the National Press Club on October 8—a discussion of the book with Greg Sargent of the “The Plum Line” blog in the Washington Post—was aired on C-SPAN’s “Book TV” on Sunday, November 2. You can view it by clicking here.
The book was featured at an event cosponsored by the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO) and the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado in Denver on October 23.
At the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Detroit, Michigan, the book was discussed as part of a special session on October 21 before a packed room of participants. Accompanying Charles on the Panel were Petra Falcon, from Promise Arizona, who spoke of her experience in Arizona with the implementation of the 1986 law, and Anna Marie Gallagher, who is now with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), an organization affiliated with the Catholic Church, which was spawned from the IRCA implementation work. She spoke of her experience as a young attorney whose Central American clients suddenly had a path to legal status thanks to IRCA’s legalization program. The program was moderated by Nancy Flores with the National Partnership of New Americans, organizers of the conference. Walmart provided books to attendees of the special session.
At the same conference, Wells Fargo hosted a reception and book signing for the author.
The book was featured at a discussion between the author and Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent at the National Press Club on October 8 at an event sponsored by Mandel Vilar Press, Americas For Conservation + the Arts (AFCA), the Latino Farmers and Ranchers Association, and Mickey Ibarra & Associates.
On October 3 author discussed the book via an interview by former Obama Domestic Policy Advisor and NCLR/UnidosUS Senior Vice President Cecilia Munoz at UnidosUS.
The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) of New York hosted an event to discuss the book on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the offices of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. The author appeared on a panel that included CMS Executive Director Don Kerwin, Brooklyn Bishop Nick DiMarzio, Sonia Lin of the New York Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Bob Juceam, Of Counsel at Fried, Frank.
Below there is a video recording of that event.