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 II: Mobilizing with Immigrant Communities Throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana
Moderator: Sr. Tracey Horan, Bilingual Community Organizer, Faith in Indiana, Archdiocese of Indianapolis Justice for Immigrants Campaign
- Karina Barillas, Executive Director, La Casita Center
- Antonio Fernandez, Director of the International Welcome Center, Roberts Academy
- Allison E. Herre, Immigration Attorney/Immigration Legal Services Director, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
- Terri Morris Downs, Executive Director, Immigrant Welcome Center
- Rev. Christopher Wadelton, Pastor, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church