As I reflect on what brings me to this work, I am reminded that these roots run deep. As a Puerto Rican brought up in the United States, I was raised with an awareness of our nation’s history of colonialism and at times violent intervention in Latin America and beyond. I saw how the U.S. government had fought to ensure that the political and economic arrangements in Latin American countries suited its own interests, while then abdicating responsibility for the resulting destabilization.
Join GCIR and our partners at Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) for a 75-minute webinar that aims to inspire funders to imagine what is possible, and to move them to take action to help protect the freedom to move and stay.
Join GCIR for this peer-to-peer discussion session to learn about the challenges local leaders are encountering while addressing the needs of these newly arriving migrants. We will also explore the strategies currently being developed and refined for building strong response networks. It has become clear that – in addition to resources –communication, coordination, and adaptability are essential to a successful response. This session will provide an opportunity for participants to share their experiences and ask questions about strategies for welcoming and supporting new arrivals.
As a funder, what does it mean then to be attentive to the needs of immigrants and refugees within the context of a broader housing crisis? How can funding strategies contribute to better housing outcomes across a diversity of households? Join us for a discussion with immigrant justice field leaders from different cities to address these questions as we explore the intersection of housing justice and immigrant justice.
The Early Childhood Funders Collaborative and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees invite you to join a briefing on July 22nd to learn about the new Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN).
Quarterly California Census 2020 Statewide Funders’ Initiative meeting on November 12.
Following the CIII retreat, the legal services learning lab hosted a learning lab for funders for an important conversation on the move to end detention. Participants were moved by our inspirational leaders from across the country who are fighting to end the policy and practice of immigration detention.
On March 27, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 1 The CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus bill, builds on H.R. 6201, 2 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), to provide economic relief and health care options amidst the growing COVID-19 pandemic.https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID19-relief-bills-understanding-key-provisions.pdf
As Americans face troubling new barriers to vote, is philanthropy ready to help?
March 18, 2020
2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020.
Beginning today, in support of guidance on what we can all do to help slow the spread of coronavirus, 2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone going through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions.
A news article from CNN looking at the impact the Trump Administration's revisions to the naturalization exam could have on future immigrants seeking citizenship in the United States.
Americans are eligible for up to $1,200 in coronavirus stimulus money — unless they're married and filing taxes jointly with an immigrant who doesn’t have a Social Security number. Democratic leaders are demanding to change that.
Find all program-related materials for GCIR's webinar, " Intersectional Justice: Migrant Workers and Economic Justice" here, including recording and powerpoint presentation.
Find all program-related materials for GCIR's webinar, "Intersectional Justice: Migrants on the Front Lines of Climate Change" here, including recording and powerpoint presentation.
A statement by multiple Chicago-based foundations denouncing the Trump administration's proposed changes to the "public charge" rule.