2018 Whole-of-Community Conference | Opening Remarks

2018 Whole-of-Community Conference | Opening Remarks

In July 2018, scholars, researchers, community organizers, service providers, local officials, leaders of faith communities, immigrant advocates, and others gathered together for a three-day event on how diverse groups in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana are working together to meet the needs of immigrant communities. This event examined “whole of community” responses to welcoming, integrating, and protecting immigrants, lift up models and best practices, and provide opportunities for further community-focused collaborations. It also helped participants identify and bolster their legal support, research, and capacity needs in addressing these issues.

This video features the event’s opening remarks:

INTRODUCTION
Donald Kerwin
Executive Director
Center for Migration Studies

KEYNOTE
Most Reverend John Stowe, OFM Conv.
Bishop of Lexington
Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky