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Gina Da Silva
California Immigrant Policy Center

1225 8th Street, Suite 590
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph: 916.448.6762
Fax: 916.448.6774

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cohosted by
California Immigrant Policy Center & Communities for a New California

Tuesday, November 12th
Downtown Business Hub 
1444 Fulton St.,Fresno, CA 93721

Standard Registration: $40
CIPC Members: $25 (Please email for discount code)
Students: $15 (Discount Code: student)

*Registration includes all training materials along with a light breakfast and lunch.
Registrants will choose one morning session and one afternoon session to attend. Registrants may choose sessions from different tracks.

Lunch Plenary: Creating a Common-Sense Immigration Process: 2013 Efforts & Looking Ahead with Gabriela Villareal (Policy Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center)

Training Tracks & Sessions 


Morning Session: Public Messaging for Immigrant Advocates 

This panel will address the challenges and promise of growing grassroots power and presence in the immigrant rights movement. The panel of organizers will provide perspective from a variety of communities, emphasizing in particular how they bridge the diverse issues different communities face at the local, state, and federal level into broader pro-migrant coalitions and alliances.  

Speakers: Carolina Gamero (Communications Associate) and Jon Rodney (Communications Manager) of the California Immigrant Policy Center

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

You're about to launch a major campaign or unveil a brand new report. But how do you attract valuable media coverage? Whether your organization is helping immigrants access health coverage programs or organizing a vigil for immigrant families, this workshop will cover the basics of reaching out to your local print, radio, television, or electronic media. In this training, you will learn how to:

  • Write a compelling press release
  • Effectively engage your local media and make “pitch calls” to reporters
  • Frame news stories about immigrant-related issues and raise the profile of pro-immigrant policies

Speakers: Carolina Gamero (Communications Associate) and Jon Rodney (Communications Manager) of the California Immigrant Policy Center


Morning Session: Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits in California 

What public benefits are immigrant communities in California eligible for? What health programs are available to immigrant families, children, and the elderly? Learn how to navigate the maze of immigrant eligibility for public benefits. 


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

California continues to push forward with implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and the stakes are high for immigrant communities. Learn about the key issues likely to face policymakers and immigrant communities as we roll out healthcare reform in the coming years. Find out how federal immigration reform may also impact the health of New Americans who will be on a long road map to citizenship.

Speaker: Amparo Cid (Director of Sustainable Rural Communities Project, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation)