Welcoming Interactive | May 5-6

Join over 400 leaders who are building inclusive and prosperous communities by ensuring everyone belongs.

From May 5-6, we are going virtual, with all sessions webcast over Zoom.
Registration is free and open the public.

Plenary Speakers

john a. powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, structural racialization, racial identity, fair housing, poverty, and democracy. john powell is the Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, a UC Berkeley research institute that brings together scholars, organizers, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable nation.

Dr. Gail Christopher is an award-winning social change agent with expertise in the social determinants of health and well-being and in related public policies. She is known for her pioneering work to infuse holistic health and diversity concepts into public sector programs and policy discourse. In her role as the Senior Advisor and Vice President at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), she was the driving force behind the America Healing initiative and the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation effort.

Schedule

Wednesday, May 5

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. ET
Plenary: john a. powell

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Break

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET
Concurrent education sessions

  • Session 1: Improving Immigrant Access to Housing and Small Business Recovery Efforts
  • Session 2: Fostering a Sense of Belonging in Your Community
  • Session 3: Messaging: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and How to do It Effectively

4:15 - 4:30 p.m. ET
Break

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. ET
Virtual Musical Happy Hour with SongDivision

Thursday, May 6

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. ET
Plenary: Dr. Gail Christopher

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Break

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET
Concurrent education sessions

  • Session 4: Managing the Emotional Stress of The Past Year: Strategies for Individuals, Organizations and Communities
  • Session 5: The Importance of COVID Community Champions
  • Session 6: Building and Maintaining Your Local Immigrant Inclusion Infrastructure

4:15 - 4:30 p.m. ET
Break

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. ET
Member-Only Networking Hour

Sponsors

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About the Welcoming Interactive

The Welcoming Interactive is an annual conference that highlights successful practices and inspiring stories about immigrant inclusion, programs, policies, and partnerships on economic development, civic engagement, government leadership, and more. Attendees learn about local innovations from peer communities and come away with new ideas and energy to foster welcoming places for all.

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