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B1C's 7th Annual Colloquium

The Road to CT: Forced Migration, Integration
and the Power of the Community

Thank you for joining us for our conversation, "The Road to CT: Forced Migration, Integration and the Power of the Community." So many friends of B1C came together to connect and learn, making for a meaningful and impactful event.
Our esteemed panelists, Muzaffar Chishti, Michael Hernández, Kathryn Libal, Ph.D., and moderator Jenn Williams, Esq., shared their profound expertise and personal experiences around forced migration.
After a vibrant cocktail hour by the sea, we embarked on our expert panel which highlighted critical issues: the role of private partnerships to help excel refugee settlement; the difference between immigration policy and the need for immigrant policy; and how communities and schools can excel immigrants' transition into their new lives.
The key factors for successful immigrant integration are English language skills, sustained employment and vocational skills, and housing security -- which brings home the value of B1C's services in the greater Stamford community.
Together we can achieve successful integration for our foreign-born neighbors!

Thank you to our panelists

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Muzaffar Chishti

Muzaffar Chishti, a lawyer, is an MPI Senior Fellow and Director of the MPI office at New York University School of Law. His work focuses on U.S. immigration policy at the federal, state, and local levels; the intersection of labor and immigration law; immigration enforcement; civil liberties; and immigrant integration.

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Michael Hernández

Michael Hernández is an MPP candidate at the University of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a dual degree in Political Science and Economics in the Honors Program. Off-campus, he has worked on political campaigns, the U.S. Census, the Stamford Housing Affordability Study, and the historic Afford to Dream Act.

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Kathryn Libal, Ph.D.

Kathryn Libal, Ph.D., is the Director of the Human Rights Institute and an Associate Professor of Social Work and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut. Since 2007, she has taught at the School of Social Work and Human Rights Institute, specializing in human rights, refugee resettlement, and social welfare.

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams, Esq.

Jennifer Williams, Esq., is B1C’s Immigration Removal Defense Director and will moderate our panel. Since 2007, Jennifer has practiced as an attorney specializing in immigration law, with a focus on removal defense representation cases that involve the intersection of criminal-immigration law.

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With sincere thanks to our sponsors

$5,000+

Sarita & Greg Hanley

The Inisfad Foundation

Bruce & Linda Koe

Kevin MacGuire

Ann Mandel

$2,500 - $4,999

Susan & William Adamsen

Maryann Kann

Maria & Oscar Sandoval

$1,500 - $2,499

John Lane

Stamford Health

José Luis & Sarah Zepeda

$1000 - $1,499

Paula Argosh

Andrea & David Cohen

Anne Downey & Ken Wiegand

Jill & Miguel Patricio

Mary Sommer & Jay Sandak

$500 - $999

Anka Badurina & Roberto Sobrino

Amy & Aldo Cabrera

Belle Horwitz & Jon Weiner

Mary Maarbjerg

Members Credit Union

Cathy & Rich Ostuw

Andrew Schau & Madeline Turci

Brianna & Christian Schneider

Stamford Bank and Trust

Julie Thiele & Paul Kempner

$250 - $499

Eilish Collins Main

Stephen Hoffman

Kathleen & Michael Walsh

Arthur & Leigh Wit

Building One Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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