2018 CVIIC Regional Conference on Immigrant Integration

The 2018 CVIIC Regional Conference on Immigrant Integration will take place on October 19 in Fresno. The annual event brings together representatives of scores of organizations from throughout the Central Valley, the Bay Area and Southern California in order network, share strategies and information on how to serve immigrant families and also benefit from training opportunities.

The 2018 day long conference will be held in the Piccadilly Inn Airport Hotel in Fresno.

Registration for the 2018 CVIIC conference is now closed.

2018 CVIIC Regional Conference on Immigrant Integration Program (Draft)

8:00-8:30 Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 Welcome. Program MCs: Alejandra Tovar and Leoncio Vasquez
• Welcome Message from CVIIC Board. Raul Moreno (Education and Leadership Foundation)
• Recognition of Special Guests

8:45-10:15 Inaugural Panel. “Promoting and Defending the Rights of Immigrant Families in the Current Context”. Moderator: Lazaro Salazar

Juliann Bildhauer (Co-Director of Legal Services, Kids in Need of Defense)
Hamid Yazdan (Northern California Rapid Response and Immigrant Defense Network)
Allison Davenport (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
Consul David Manuel Preciado (Consulado de México en Fresno)

10:15-11:45 Round 1 Breakout Groups
Group 1. Economic Integration Presentation. “The CalSavers Program: Innovative Workplace Retirement Savings Plan for Immigrants and Other Employees in California”.

Lindsay Callahan (United Way of Fresno and Madera Counties/CalSavers)

Group 2. Regional Collaboration and Strategy Panel. “Preparing the Central Valley for the 2020 Census”. Moderator: TBA

Lia Bolden (U.S. Census Bureau)
Ellen Braff-Guajardo (Sierra Health Foundation)
Ed Kissam (Werner-Kohnstamm Family Giving Fund)
Irving Pacheco (CA Census 2020 Campaign)

Group 3. Legal Defense. “Rapid Response and Legal Defense Strategies to Protect the Rights of Immigrants”. Moderator: Ariana Martinez (FIV/NCRRIDN)

Hamid Yazdan (Northern California Rapid Response and Immigrant Defense Network)
Sukaina Hussain (Faith in the Valley/Fresno County Legal Defense Fund)
Oscar Sanchez (Consulado de México en Fresno)

Group 4. Advocacy Training. “How We Can Work Together to Reduce and Eliminate ICE Policing our Immigrant Communities?”

Maricela Gutierrez, Jennifer Rojas and Josefa Vega (SIREN)

11:45 Buffet Lunch

12:00-12:35 Keynote Speaker Manuel Pastor (University of Southern California): “From Resistance to Resilience: Promoting Immigrant Rights and Immigrant Integration in the Golden State”. Introduction by Hugo Morales, Chair, CVIIC Board of Directors.

12:35-1:00 CVIIC “Immigrant America Champion” Awards. Presenters: Juan Arambula and Allison Davenport.

Esmeralda Soria (Fresno City Council)
Faith in the Valley
Joaquin Arambula (California State Assembly)
Miguel Arias (State Center Community College)
Samuel Orozco (Radio Bilingue)
San Joaquin Valley Health Fund

1:00-2:30 Round 2 Breakout Groups

Group 1. Regional Dialogue. “The One California Program and the Delivery of Legal Services to Central Valley Immigrant Families”.

Led by Gina DaSilva and Layla Razavi (California Immigrant Policy Center)

Group 2. Regional Collaboration. “Regional Collaboration for the 2020 Census”.

Jeannemarie Caris-McManus (Westside Family Preservation Services Network)
Ivan Gonzalez (Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation)
Elizabeth Jonasson (Fresno EOC)
Maria Macedo (Proteus)
Samuel Molina (Mi Familia Vota)
Irving Pacheco (CA Census 2020 Campaign)
Margarita Rocha (Centro La Familia)

Group 3. Educational Integration. “Educate to Elevate”

Raine Bumatay (Fresno Adult School)
Raul Moreno (Education and Leadership Foundation): “California Legislation that Helps immigrants Access Higher Education”

Group 4. Health Policy Training. “Health Care Access and Public Charge”. Moderator: Cindy Quezada (CVIIC)

Erin Quinn (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)

2:30-3:30 Regional Dialogue: Our Strategy and Priorities for the Next Year

3:30 Conclusion


Preliminary List of Participating Organizations in 2018 CVIIC Regional Conference on Immigrant Integration (as of 10/11/18)

ACLU of Northern California
ACLU Of Southern California- Kern Office
Antoinette Gonzalez Law
Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula
Bobadilla Law
California Census 2020 Campaign
California ChangeLawyers (formerly CA Bar Foundation)
California Immigrant Policy Center
California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA Inc.)
Californians Together
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton
Central California Legal Services
Central Valley Partnership
Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC)
Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (C.B.D.I.O.)
Centro La Famila Advocacy Services
CET – Immigration & Citizenship Program
Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights (CHIRLA)
Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc
Consulado de México en Fresno
Dolores Huerta Foundation
Education & Leadership Foundation
El Concilio
El Quinto Sol de America
Faith in the Valley
Farmworker Justice
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin
FoodLink for Tulare County
Fresno Adult School
Fresno City College Dream Center
Fresno County Public Library
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
Fresno HCAP
Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board
Fresno State OCED
Fresno Unified School District
Global Exchange
Hmong Innovating Politics
I-CAN Crime Victims Assistance Network
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Joshua Longoria Law
Kids in Need of Defense, KIND
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Law Office of Jessica Smith Bobadilla
Lazaro Salazar Law
Little Manila Rising
Mi Familia Vota
Monte de Sion
Northern California Rapid Response and Immigrant Defense Network (NCRRIDN)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Proteus Inc.
Radio Bilingue, Inc.
Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network
Sequoias Adult Education Consortium
Sierra Health Foundation/The Center
State Center Adult Education Consortium
Stockton USD
The California Endowment
The Fresno Center
The Law Office of Peggy Bristol, Esq.
The Wonderful Company
UFW Foundation
United Way of Fresno and Madera Counties
Valley API Mental Health Project
Wilner Oreilly
Woodlake Family Resource Center
Workforce Development Board of Madera County
World Relief Corporation-Modesto
Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation
Youth Leadership Institute

The 2018 CVIIC Regional Conference on Immigrant Integration is made possible thanks to the enthusiastic participation of numerous partner organizations and funders interested in improving the lives of the immigrant families in the Central Valley.