Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

2018 Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening

We are excited to invite you to the third annual Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening!

May 20-21, 2018
Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg PA

Register Today!

The theme of PICC’s 2018 Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening is “Building Local Power.” In the face of an extreme anti-immigrant agenda at the federal and state levels, it is more important than ever to build alliances among immigrant and refugee communities and allies. Through local coalitions and partnerships we can build the power to defend our communities and fight for the policies we need.

This Convening will bring together members of the immigrant and refugee communities, grassroots organizations, advocates, and allies from across the state, and will include workshops, networking sessions, and opportunities to meet with legislators to educate them on issues important to immigrant and refugee communities.

We will be updating this page as we confirm workshops and speakers. See below for Schedule.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Community-based strategies to resist and defend against increased enforcement
  • Organizing in Asian immigrant and refugee communities
  • How to ensure your work has full language accessibility
  • Economic impact of immigrant communities in Pennsylvania
  • Engaging allies and supporters to advance immigrant-led campaigns
  • And so much more!

Register Today!

We are offering early-registration discounts for all registrations made prior to April 2! All tickets include admission for both Sunday and Monday events and meals.

Group Registration: If your community-based organization is interested in bringing a group (5+), you can register online, or contact us directly.

Hotel Reservations: The 2018 Convening will be held at the Harrisburg Hilton just blocks from the State Capitol. The hotel is offering a discounted rate for Convening participants for both Saturday and Sunday nights. Please place your reservations online using the code ‘PICC’.

Scholarships: We are offering a limited number of scholarships to assist with transportation and hotel costs for those with limited financial resources. Apply today!

2018 Convening Schedule

Sunday, May 20
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast
9:00am-10:00am Opening Plenary
10:15am-11:15am Regional Breakouts
11:30am-1:00pm Workshops – Session 1
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm-4:00pm Workshops – Session 2
4:15pm-5:45pm Advocacy Day Training
6:30pm-8:30pm Community Awards Banquet


Monday, May 21
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm Advocacy Day at Capitol
9:00am-12:00pm PICC Membership Meeting (members only)
12:30pm-2:00pm Keynote Speaker (Lunch)


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Community Navigator Module 4&5: Eligibility Screening & Citizenship (Harrisburg)

Catholic Charities of Harrisburg, Church World Service, & PICC

Full calendar