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Thursday, May 30 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Opening Your City

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Over the past 20 years, America has seen rapid demographic changes. Although most Americans identify their country as a nation of immigrants, many are anxious about the changes they’re seeing in their communities. But our country has a rich history of communities moving out of poverty using personal initiative, shared capital, and families helping one another. It took a sense of community. Our communities are strongest when everyone in them feels welcome. Today, we must build dialogue and mutual respect among community members in order to foster supportive, welcoming atmospheres for all Americans. Opening Your City will explore experiences and actions that help create this necessary social attachment and openness.


Featured Contributors
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David Lubell

Executive Director/ Founder, Welcoming America
@WelcomingUSA | David Lubell is the founder of Welcoming America and has been Executive Director since October of 2009. Welcoming America is a national, grassroots-driven collaborative working to create a welcoming atmosphere – community by community – in which immigrants are more likely to integrate into the social fabric of their adopted hometowns. Welcoming America is currently supporting initiatives in 20 states, and is the only... Read More →
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Maurice Lim Miller

President/CEO, Family Independence Initiative
Maurice Lim Miller is an anti-poverty social innovator who, as Founder and CEO of the Family Independence Initiative (FII), offers a new effective approach for families, funders, and policy makers to break the cycle of poverty. Mr. Miller was appointed by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions, 2010 and was recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House Social Innovation Fund event, 2010. He was also... Read More →
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Ali Noorani

Executive Director, National Immigration Forum
Ali Noorani is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, one of the nation's leading pro-immigrant advocacy organizations. The mission of the Forum is to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to our nation. Under Noorani’s leadership since May 2008, the Forum is a powerful and key advocate on a range of immigration issues, working closely with business, law enforcement, faith and civic leadership across the... Read More →
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Ai-jen Poo

Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
@aijenpoo | Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2000 she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. In 2007, DWU helped organize the first national domestic workers convening, out of which formed the NDWA. Ai-jen serves on... Read More →



Thursday May 30, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Newseum Room 806 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
  • Sponsored By: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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