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Thursday, May 16 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Understanding and Responding to Federal Immigration Policies and Priorities

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Using the World Cafe method, this session will allow participants to speak directly with national experts about federal immigration policy changes and priorities and to local government and community representatives about creating strategies and services in response to federal policies.  

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Matthew Lopas

Winning in the States initiative (National Immigration Law Center), Manager
Matthew Lopas leads NILC’s Winning in the States initiative, which is focused on supporting state and local immigrant rights advocacy in six campaign states and in building a national infrastructure to support advocates across the country. He works from a remote office in upstate... Read More →
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Katie Aragon

Program Director, Washington, DC, FWD.us
Katie grew up in San Diego, CA, and after graduating from San Diego High School attended Yale University, where she graduated with distinction in her major, Ethnicity, Race and Migration. Upon graduating, Katie returned to California where she served for two years as the Northern... Read More →
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Moonson Eninsche

Supervisor, Washtenaw County's Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED)
Moonson Eninsche supervises Washtenaw County's Office of Community & Economic Development  (OCED) direct service programs, including Foster Grandparents, Meals on Wheels and Cafes, and the Barrier Busters network. OCED believes Washtenaw County is stronger when all people are able... Read More →
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Stefania Arteaga

Co-Founder, Comunidad Colectiva
Stefania Arteaga migrated from San Salvador, El Salvador to the states at the age of 7. As an immigrant Stefania was compelled to advocate for immigrant rights due to the struggles her family faced as newcomers to the US. She first became involved in Immigrant rights organizing in... Read More →
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Kelsey Ellingsen

Legislative Aide, Columbus City Council President Pro Tempore Elizabeth Brown
Kelsey Ellingsen is the legislative aide to Columbus City Council President Pro Tempore Elizabeth Brown. Originally from New York, she moved to Columbus in 2008 to attend The Ohio State University for her BA and MPA. Ellingsen previously worked at the Ohio House of Representatives... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Omni William Penn - Monogahela Room - 17th Floor