The second quarter meeting of GCIR's California Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII). More details coming in late May.
We hope you join us for the second quarterly meeting of our California Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII). Layla Razavi, policy director at the California Immigrant Policy Center, will provide a policy update on the first six months of Governor Gavin Newsom's administration, followed by a discussion on the implications on our work. GCIR's Director of Communications and Development, Dianna Truong, will next lead an update and discussion on our Long Term Vision project. We will then share a draft agenda for our third quarter statewide in-person meeting to hear recommendations from the group.
Thank you to the San Francisco Foundation for hosting Northern California funders in their Koshland room. Everyone else will be able to join via video conference.
Layla M. Razavi is the Policy Director at the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC). Layla plays an integral role in shaping the policy agenda and priorities for the organization, including providing policy analysis and counsel on critical issues impacting the safety and civil rights of immigrants. Her work carries a specialized focus on expanding due process protections for immigrants and communities of color at the state and national levels, including providing legal protection to immigrants at risk of detention or deportation. She regularly provides expert testimony to legislative committees, and provides strategic and policy counsel to local and state advocates, community organizers, and policy makers. Layla has appeared in and on various media outlets, including Fox News Latino, Al Jazeera and USA Today.
Dianna Truong (she/her/hers) joined GCIR in July 2016. She previously served as a business development communications strategist at Palantir Technologies, where she wrote proposals concerning a wide range of public interest issues, from global health to humanitarian crisis response. She earlier worked as an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she was actively involved in pro bono work. Most notably, she obtained legal permanent resident status for a domestic violence victim under the Violence Against Women Act, and advanced constitutional challenges in defense of clients facing deportation. Dianna also served on the board of directors of the International Institute of the Bay Area and the OneJustice Advisory Board.
Dianna earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Southern California. In law school, she represented low-income clients as a student attorney with the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center and the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. As an undergraduate, she interned with the American Civil Liberties Union and co-founded the organization’s USC chapter. Dianna is a Bay Area native and proud daughter of Vietnamese-Chinese immigrants. She enjoys reading, traveling, and learning about diverse cultures through the universal language of food.
Registration closes at 12 p.m. PDT, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
Please note we have a new registration system. You must log into your account to be able to register. If you have not logged in before but have previously attended a GCIR program, you can follow the 'Forgot Password?' link to request a new password, as you most likely already have an account in our system.
After you register for the meeting on the GCIR website, you'll receive an email confirmation and the option to download a calendar item. Meeting materials will be shared prior to the meeting.