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Policy impacting immigrant communities ranges across numerous areas. Join CIPC for regular webinars and trainings to learn more about key issues impacting immigrant communities and how you can get involved.

In addition to trainings, CIPC offers a monthly statewide call. Calls provide updates on the state budget, legislation, and healthcare reform implementation. For more information on statewide calls Click Here.

spring webinar series

Webinars are for advocates, community members and supporters only. If you are a member of the media and have questions about the bill, please contact gdasilva@caimmigrant.org.

ACCESS TO EDUCATION - Tuesday, May 13th, 12-1pm
Join us to learn about AB 2000 (Gomez) and SB1210 (Lara),  two proposed state bills that seek to provide equal access to education for AB 540 and DREAM Act students.

Speakers: Connie Choi (Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles) and Megan Baier (Office of Senator Ricardo Lara)

ENDING UNJUST DETENTIONS & DEPORTATION POLICIES- Wednesday, May 14th, 11-12pm

Learn about SB 1310 (Lara), a technical fix to address the one year sentence deportation policy that has resulted in thousands of families being torn apart every year due to minor crimes. We will also discuss CIPC sponsored legislation from Assemblymember Quirk; AB 1876 (Quirk) will apply to local jails the same common-sense standards California has already set for state correctional facilities, ensuring that all people in detention have an affordable means to communicate with their families and lawyers.

Speakers: Jeannette Zanipatin (Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund) and Gabriela Villareal (California Immigrant Policy Center)

ACCESS TO HEALTH & PUBLIC BENEFITS- Thursday, May 15th, 12-1pm

This webinar provides information on CIPC’s sponsored and priority bills for 2014 that seek to ensure equitable access to health and public benefits. First we'll hear about SB 1005 (Lara) also known as the Health for All Act, a bill that will expand health coverage for all Californians, regardless of immigration status. Following we'll learn about AB 2345 (Gonzalez), a bill that will provide access to the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) to all otherwise eligible, lawfully present immigrants.

Speakers: Betzabel Estudillo (California Immigrant Policy Center), Paola Fernandez (California Partnership).

past regional trainings

UNLOCKING OUR POWER: MOVING PRO-IMMIGRANT POLICIES

CIPC holds bi-annual basic and core trainings on Advocacy, Ending Unjust Detentions & Deportations, Public Benefits, and Communications. With these trainings, attendees can dive into a range of immigrant rights issues at the heart of CIPC's work. We'll provide tools to effectively engage in legislative advocacy and media work. Please see the descriptions below for our 2013 training workshops. 

TRAINING TRACKS & SESSIONS - OAKLAND & LOS ANGELES

The training featured four tracks with a morning and afternoon session along with a special lunch plenary presentation - below is a list of the sessions and speakers. 

morning session-  aDVOCACY 101: sTANDING UP FOR iMMIGRANT cOMMUNITIES

This workshop provides an overview of basic and key strategies for legislative advocacy. Enhance your organization’s ability to talk about key immigrant issues to policymakers and elected officials by learning how our state budget process works, how a bill becomes a law, and the most effective ways to educate our state leaders about what matters most to your community.

Speaker (Los Angeles & Oakland):

Kristine Chong (Lead Organizer, California Immigrant Policy Center)

afternoon session- Advocacy 102: Developing strategies to win

How do you build an advocacy campaign from the ground up on the issues that make a difference to immigrant communities? From crafting a policy proposal to building support and designing a communications strategy, this workshop will walk you through the steps of developing a winning campaign through the examination of a case immigrant rights campaign-the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

 

Los Angeles Speaker:

Aquilina Soriano-Versoza (Executive Director, Pilipino Workers Center)

Oakland Speaker:

Sylvia Lopez (Mujeres Unidas y Activas)
Karina Muñiz (Political Director, Mujeres Unidas y Activas)
Claudia Reyes (Workers Rights Organizer, Mujeres Unidas y Activas)

morning session - public messaging for immigrant advocates

This panel will address the challenges and promise of growing grassroots power and presence in the immigrant rights movement. The panel of organizers will provide perspective from a variety of communities, emphasizing in particular how they bridge the diverse issues different communities face at the local, state, and federal level into broader pro-migrant coalitions and alliances.  

Speakers (Los Angeles & Oakland):

Carolina Gamero (Communications Associate, California Immigrant Policy Center)

Jon Rodney (Communications Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center)

afternoon Session - winning media coverage on immigrant issues: Nuts & bolts

You're about to launch a major campaign or unveil a brand new report. But how do you attract valuable media coverage? Whether your organization is helping immigrants access health coverage programs or organizing a vigil for immigrant families, this workshop will cover the basics of reaching out to your local print, radio, television, or electronic media. In this training, you will learn how to:
  • Write a compelling press release
  • Effectively engage your local media and make “pitch calls” to reporters
  • Frame news stories about immigrant-related issues and raise the profile of pro-immigrant policies

Los Angeles Speaker:

Jorge Mario Cabrera (Director of Communications, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles)

Carolina Gamero (Communications Associate, California Immigrant Policy Center)

Jon Rodney (Communications Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center)

Oakland Speaker:

Carolina Gamero (Communications Associate, California Immigrant Policy Center)

Jon Rodney (Communications Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center)

Morning session- immigrant eligiblity for public benefits in ca

What public benefits are immigrant communities in California eligible for? What health programs are available to immigrant families, children, and the elderly? Learn how to navigate the maze of immigrant eligibility for public benefits. 

Los Angeles Speaker:

Alvaro Huerta (Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center)

Oakland Speaker:

Tanya Broder (Senior Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center)

afternoon session - gearing up for 2014: Health care reform & immigrant communities

California continues to push forward with implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and the stakes are high for immigrant communities. Learn about the key issues likely to face policymakers and immigrant communities as we roll out healthcare reform in the coming years. Find out how federal immigration reform may also impact the health of New Americans who will be on a long road map to citizenship.

Los Angeles Speaker:

Alvaro Huerta (Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center)

Oakland Speaker:

Ronald Coleman (Government Affairs Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center)

These sessions will provide a foundation and framework for better understanding the detention and deportation system.  Participants will learn the basics of key federal laws and programs as well as tips to navigate (and push back against) the system.

*The order of the sessions for this track is different for Los Angeles and Oakland. Please note the desired session for your location before proceeding to registration. 

morning session

Session 1 will examine the intersection of immigration law and the criminal justice system.  Participants will learn about the unfair laws that have led to this merger of systems as well as the federal programs that have been implemented.

Speaker: Grisel Ruiz (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)

afternoon session

Session 2 will provide an overview of terminology, government actors involved in the detention and deportation system, and the loss of due process for immigrants in detention and those in deportation proceedings. Participants will also learn from speakers how to run an anti-deportation campaign. 

Speakers:

 Shiu-Ming Cheer (Immigration Attorney, National Immigration Law Center)

Neidi Dominguez (Campaign Manager, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance)

MORNING SESSION 

Session 1 will provide an overview of terminology, government actors involved in the detention and deportation system, and the loss of due process for immigrants in detention and those in deportation proceedings.

Speaker: Alison Pennington (Immigrant Rights Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus)

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Session 2 will examine the intersection of immigration law and the criminal justice system.  Participants will learn about the unfair laws that have led to this merger of systems as well as the federal programs that have been implemented.

Speaker: Grisel Ruiz (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)

 

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