Health & Well-Being

As discussed in GCIR’s program, Building Immigrant & Worker Power in Rural America, immigrants and refugees add to the diversity of rural communities and help mitigate the negative impacts of a rapidly aging population while also enlivening local economies. The availability of work in manufacturing and agriculture has contributed to the considerable growth of immigrant populations in these communities, with nearly 75% of all farmworkers in the United States being foreign-born. 
November 2022
Webinar
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Program
Find all program-related materials for GCIR's strategy session "DACA in the Balance: Mobilizing to Protect Our Communities" here, including recording, PowerPoint, and other materials. 
November 2022
Program Materials
Resource
Resources from GCIR's 2022 National Convening workshop, "Building AAPI Immigrant Power in Houston."
May 2022
Program Materials
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In this edition, GCIR President Marissa Tirona speaks with Katherine Perez, Director of the Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy, and Innovation at Loyola Law School. Read on as Katherine shares her thoughts about building power for immigrants with disabilities, working at the intersection of movements, and how philanthropy can support and strengthen the work of immigrants with disabilities.
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March 2022
GCIR Blog Series
News
As we recognize National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, many of the essential workers who put food on our tables, keep us healthy, and care for our loved ones continue to be at risk of exploitation. Many foreign-born essential workers, particularly those on temporary worker visas or those lacking work authorization, are victims of wage theft or survivors of human trafficking with few options for leaving those abusive circumstances. Perpetrators traffic individuals into agriculture, restaurant, factory, construction, domestic, and other work, industries in which enforcement of labor protections needs vast improvement. 
January 2022
Issue Spotlight
News
GCIR is again creating a space for interested stakeholders to come together to explore how they can support their grantees in tending to their emotional well-being and healing.
October 2021
Webinar
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Open Society Foundations and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees commissioned this report as part of a larger effort to make resources, knowledge, and infrastructure developed during the pandemic known to grantmakers responding to future economic disruptions. Stand Together describes Covid-19 direct relief funds for undocumented immigrants and records promising practices for crisis grantmaking in immigrant communities.
Cover image of report, Woman holding a small child in front of a market.
October 2021
Report
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October 2021
Program Materials
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In March 2021, GCIR held a strategy session for funders engaged in or interested in secondary trauma grantmaking strategies. With this follow-up session, GCIR is again creating a space for interested stakeholders to come together to explore how they can support their grantees in tending to their emotional well-being and healing. For funders looking for an introduction to the topic, we recommend accessing our full report, summary, and webinar recording. Attendance at the first strategy session is not a prerequisite for attending this one.
August 2021
Webinar
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Join GCIR and leaders from the field for a conversation on how communities are working to both support newcomers as well as long-term residents.
July 2021
Webinar
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