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 Session I: Challenges Facing Immigrant Communities in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana: Laying the Groundwork
Moderator: Lisa Koop, Associate Director of Legal Services, National Immigrant Justice Center
- James P. Buchanan, University Professor and Executive Director of the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, Xavier University
- Heather Drabek Prendergast, Of Counsel, Aljijakli & Kosseff, LLC
- Jesús Ibañez, La Casita Center and Mijente Louisville
- John A. Koehlinger, Executive Director, Kentucky Refugee Ministries