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Gina Da Silva
California Immigrant Policy Center

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Sacramento, CA 95814
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Unlocking Our Power: Moving Pro-Immigrant Policies

Oakland Training - October 29


The California Endowment
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607

8:30am to 3:30pm

*Registration includes all training materials along with a light breakfast and lunch.

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Creating a Common-Sense Immigration Process: 2013 Efforts & Looking Ahead*

This plenary will provide an update on current federal bill(s) and a panel discussion with regionally based organizations engaged in federal advocacy. Join the conversation to hear about the challenges and opportunities encountered in 2013 and to learn about the possibilities for reform this year from our panel of expert advocates. 

Facilitated by: Gabriela Villareal (Policy Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center)


Gerald Lenoir
Co-Director, Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Karina Muniz
Political Director, Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Claudia Reyes
Workers Rights Organizer, Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Kiran Savage-Sangwan
Organizer, ACLU of Northern California

*This is an informational presentation for training attendees. If you are a member of the media and have questions about the bill, please contact

TRAINING TRACKS & SESSIONS (Please choose a morning and afternoon session, for session descriptions click here.

Advocating for Immigrant Rights

Morning: Advocacy 101: Standing Up for Immigrant Communities 

Afternoon: Advocacy 102: Developing Strategies to Win 


Morning: Public Messaging for Immigrant Advocates 

Afternoon: Winning Media Coverage on Immigrant Issues: Nuts and Bolts

Health & Public Benefits

Morning: Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits in California 

Afternoon: Gearing Up for 2014: Health Care Reform and Immigrant Communities 

Ending Unjust Detentions & Deportations 101

 *Please note the order is of the sessions is different for the Los Angeles training. 

Morning: Session 1 will provide an overview of terminology, government actors involved in the detention and deportation system, and the loss of due process for immigrants in detention and those in deportation proceedings.

Afternoon: Session 2 will examine the intersection of immigration law and the criminal justice system.  Participants will learn about the unfair laws that have led to this merger of systems as well as the federal programs that have been implemented.