The NIIC 2016 Program

The conference program is also available as a resource to see all of the individuals and organizations doing great work in the movement. You can download the program here

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Information on Plenaries, Issue Tracks, and Workshops Below. 

Sunday December 11 

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm - Registration Open
  • 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Expo Open
  • 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Affinity Group Caucuses
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Welcome & Opening Plenary
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Coffee Break
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm - Track Session Block 1
  • 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm - Afternoon Plenary

Monday December 12

Tuesday December 13

  • 7:00 am - 3:00 pm - Registration Open
  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm - Expo Open
  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am - Morning Plenary
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Track Sessions Block 5
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm- Lunch
  • 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm - Track Sessions Block 6
  • 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Closing Plenary

Speakers

NIIC featured a variety speakers representing some of the strongest voices from leading organizations in the field. Learn more about NIIC speakers here.


Plenaries

NIIC featured several plenary sessions on our main stage.

How do we build communities inclusive and welcoming of all? How do we plan for changing demographics in receiving communities with anxieties that are different from other cities? What can we expect in new immigrant gateways like Tennessee? What is the significance of these gateways in the fight for immigration reform? What are the unique dynamics of organizing immigrants & refugees in the South?

How do we build communities inclusive and welcoming of all? How do we plan for changing demographics in receiving communities with anxieties that are different from other cities? What can we expect in new immigrant gateways like Tennessee? What is the significance of these gateways in the fight for immigration reform? What are the unique dynamics of organizing immigrants & refugees in the South?

This plenary will explore the experiences of Black immigrants, including refugees, asylees and those who are undocumented, and discuss the importance of centering racial justice in our work towards creating inclusive, progressive immigration policy. Hear from expert panelists serving and organizing in Black immigrant communities about how the movement for immigrant rights can commit to putting racial justice at its center, how we can work to dismantle structural racism in our immigration laws and how we can build transformational solidarity in our intersectional movements for justice and equality. Atendees will also hear key findings and policy recommendations from the groundbreaking report "The State of Black Immigrants" published by the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and New York University Law School.

This plenary will explore the experiences of Black immigrants, including refugees, asylees and those who are undocumented, and discuss the importance of centering racial justice in our work towards creating inclusive, progressive immigration policy. Hear from expert panelists serving and organizing in Black immigrant communities about how the movement for immigrant rights can commit to putting racial justice at its center, how we can work to dismantle structural racism in our immigration laws and how we can build transformational solidarity in our intersectional movements for justice and equality.

Atendees will also hear key findings and policy recommendations from the groundbreaking report "The State of Black Immigrants" published by the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and New York University Law School.

This plenary will explore the longstanding role of food as a facilitator of cultural exchange and a pathway to immigrant cultural and economic power. We will discuss food and cuisine as a way to bring people together, as well as immigrant small businesses and entrepreneurship in the industry.  

This plenary will explore the longstanding role of food as a facilitator of cultural exchange and a pathway to immigrant cultural and economic power. We will discuss food and cuisine as a way to bring people together, as well as immigrant small businesses and entrepreneurship in the industry.

 

 
As we look towards a new administration, how can we understand our current context, our future, and our next policy fights? This plenary will explore the mega-trends shaping our work, including the global refugee crisis and climate change, and how our policies and campaigns for reform are shaped by our nation's shifting conceptions of national security, borders, and criminality.  

As we look towards a new administration, how can we understand our current context, our future, and our next policy fights? This plenary will explore the mega-trends shaping our work, including the global refugee crisis and climate change, and how our policies and campaigns for reform are shaped by our nation's shifting conceptions of national security, borders, and criminality.

 

 
 

Tracks

NIIC featured almost a dozen tracks that dive deep into specific issue areas. See the current build out of NIIC 2016 Track Sessions and learn about the Track Leads that shaped our workshops!