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Immigration and the City in the Trump Era

Immigrant Rights, Advocacy, and Communities in Milwaukee

The 12th Annual Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:30-7 pm in the UWM Union Alumni Fireside Lounge (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee).  A distinguished panel will discuss immigration policy, immigrants' rights movements, and refugee resettlement experiences in Milwaukee under the current administration, and highlight advocacy efforts and successful programs.  A reception will follow the talk. 

Introductory Remarks

Johannes BritzUWM Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs


Rachel Buff, UWM Dept. of History & Cultures and Communities Program

Mary Flynn, Program Manager of Refugee Resettlement, LSS of WI & Upper MI

Janan Najeeb, President, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition

Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director, Voces de la Frontera

Karyn Rotker, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU of WI

The event is sponsored by UWM Urban Studies Programs, the Henry W. Maier Fund, Cultures and Communities Program, Institute of World Affairs (IWA), Center for International Education, Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Center for Economic Development, and the College of Letters and Science. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Live Stream Link

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