Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

2017 Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening

Apr 10 2017    General

PICC is excited to invite you to the 2017 Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening!

This convening will bring members of immigrant and refugee communities, grassroots organizations, and advocates from across the state together for training, networking and, most importantly, movement building. Together, we will envision ways to build a more unified immigrant rights movement for our state and work together to create a more just and inclusive Pennsylvania. The Convening is open to anyone who cares about immigrant and refugee communities in Pennsylvania and wants to join in building a vibrant immigrant rights movement. See below for the outline of this year’s Convening program.

Register Today!

The Convening will be held at the Harrisburg Hilton. The hotel is offering a discounted rate for Convening participants for both Saturday and Sunday nights. The discount will only be available for reservations made before April 20, 2017! Please place your reservations online and use the code PICC5.

We will be offering scholarships for those with limited financial resources. Please appy today:



8:30-9:30am         Breakfast & Registration

9:30-11:00am       Plenary

11:15-12:30pm     Regional Breakouts

  • Region 1: Central/South-Central
  • Region 2: Eastern
  • Region 3: South-East
  • Region 4: Western

12:30-1:30pm       Lunch

1:30-3:30pm         Afternoon Workshops – Session 1

  • How to Create “Sanctuary” Municipalities
  • Communications & Messaging
  • Responses to Enforcement: Community, Organizations, Allies
  • Emotional Well-Being, Grounding & Relationships
  • Community-based models of building local organizations

3:40-5:00pm         Afternoon Workshops – Session 2

  • How schools can actively support immigrant communities
  • Grassroots Fundraising
  • Islamophobia
  • Building electoral and political power
  • PA is Ready! Grantmaking Info Session (RSVP required)

5:15-6:00pm         Regional Breakouts

  • Region 1: Central/South-Central
  • Region 2: Eastern
  • Region 3: South-East
  • Region 4: Western

TBA                         Youth Organizing Space

6:30-8:30pm         Dinner & Dance Party!



8:30-9:45am         Plenary (with breakfast)

10:00-12:00pm     Legislative Visits

12:00-12:30pm     Press Conference & Rally


1:15-4:00pm         PICC Membership Meeting