The Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation lists the US
as the leading destination for permanent immigrants. People emigrate for
complex reasons - war, natural disaster, economic opportunity - and
deal with many obstacles in pursuit of a new home. Engage in a
conversation among professionals trying to assist new immigrants, some
of whom will sharetheir own stories even as they have become
professionals living aspects of the American dream.
Panelists: MayKao Y. Hang, President and CEO of the Wilder Foundation; John Keller, Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center; Juventino Meza, Director, NAVIGATE Minnesota; Ahmed Yusuf, Somali community activist and author of Somalis in Minnesota.
Moderator: Louis Mendoza, Associate Vice Provost, University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity.
These sessions are excellent opportunities for in-depth exploration of
the key issues we work with as professionals within OED. I hope you
will take time to participate in this important discussion and to SPREAD
THE WORD to your networks of students, staff, faculty, and community