The Move to End Detention: A Learning Lab for Funders

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:30pm PDT
Bay Area - Office TBD
In-person Only

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Description & Schedule 

Leaders across the country are fighting to end the policy and practice of immigration detention. Join us for a conversation with advocates and organizers to learn more about this movement’s strategies. The morning session will focus on the national landscape: today’s detention system, successful efforts against detention from outside of California, and the concerns and risks associated with closing these facilities. The national landscape will provide context for a conversation about the work that is happening here in California.  In the afternoon session, our panel of experts will use a series of case studies to discuss strategies and considerations for fighting detention contracts and facilities in California, as well as share lessons learned and reflections from this work. Attendees will learn and discuss how philanthropy can respond to these developments and strategic funding opportunities.

An agenda and supporting documents will be emailed prior to the meeting. 

  • Part I - 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. 
  • Lunch 12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. 
  • Parti II - 1:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. 

Planning Committee 


More speakers to be announced


Bay Area - Office TBD


Registration closes at 12 p.m. PDT, Tuesday, September 10, 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. 

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about registration or meeting logistics. 

Thank You

 A special thanks to GCIR members and funders for their support in making this program possible.