Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

2021 Pennsylvania Immigrant & Refugee Rights Convening

We are excited to invite you to PICC’s 5th Annual Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening on June 5-6, 2021.

Just five months after the new Administration takes seat in the White House and Congress, join us to reflect on the year and build collective power with PICC partner organizations and communities to 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 includes live virtual workshops, networking sessions, and opportunities to meet with legislators to discuss the issues impacting our immigrant and refugee communities.

Registration is OPEN!

Please fill out the registration form completely. We are offering a small care package to everyone who registers before May 7th, 2021.

Spanish interpretation will be offered during all sessions. Other languages will be offered according to requests via registration.

More information on the event, workshops, and speakers will be added to the 2021 Convening webpage as they are confirmed. Check back often!

2021 Agenda

Saturday, June 5th
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Coffee and Network
9:30 am – 10:30 am
10:45 am – 12:00 pmWorkshopsSession 1
Tuition Equity Campaign
What Does Abolition Mean for Immigration Law & Policy?
Using grassroots education to fight COVID-19 vaccine inequity in immigrant communities
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Lunch Break 
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Plenary: Community Awards
1:45 pm – 3:00 pmWorkshopsSession 2
Driver’s Licenses for All in PA
Dismantling ICE in PA
Strategy Session: Advocating for Language Access Policy (invite only)
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon networking: Meet all PICC staff!

Sunday, June 6th
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Coffee and Network
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Plenary Session:
Building an Inclusive Progressive Agenda: How lawmakers are including immigrant communities in public policy
11:15 am – 12:45 pmWorkshops Session 3
Community Leadership and Coalition Building During the Pandemic
Advocacy for 501(c)3 Organization
Legal Ghosts Among Us: Stories of Statelessness within the U.S
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Closing Plenary

Become a Sponsor of the 2021 Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Rights convening and Immigrant Youth Leadership Convening! As a sponsor at any level, you will be ensuring that we are able to offer programmatic and technical support to grassroot organizations as well as low-income community members and youth who might otherwise be excluded from these events. With your support, communities across the state will have the tools, resources, and guidance necessary to create change.