Register: PHENND Conference: Refugee Resettlement & Immigration – Mar 24
Posted by PHENND on January 17, 2023
Register now for the 2023 Annual PHENND Conference!
Back in person after a two-year hiatus!
Friday, March 24, 2023
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
The PHENND Conference is an annual gathering for practitioners of campus-community partnership. This year, the theme is Refuge Resettlement & Immigration.
This gathering will be attended by 100-125 students, campus staff, faculty, and community organization staff active in community service, service-learning, and campus-community partnership work. While primarily targeting individuals who are part of the 25+ colleges and universities involved in the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND), this event is also open nationally to practitioners of campus-community partnership.
We are pleased to announce Diya Abdo, founder of Every Campus A Refuge, will be the keynote speakers. She is also the Lincoln Financial Professor of English in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Guilford College. Her book, American Refuge: True Stories of the Refugee Experience, was published in September 2022.
Opening Panel: Immigration in a Suburban Context
- Obed Arango, Executive Director, Centro de Cultura Arte Trabajo y Educación
- Jennifer Joseph, Juvenile Law Center
- Inder Bains, Emergency Management Services, County of Delaware
- Portia Kamara, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Multicultural Community Family Services
- Moderator: Lauren Footman, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, County of Delaware
The agenda is still being finalized but here is a sampling of the workshops that will be offered throughout the day. There will be three times for concurrent workshop offerings — one in the morning and two in the afternoon.
- Guide to Student-Led Refugee Resettlement on College Campuses (Lafayette College)
- Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Students’ College Access and Success through Welcoming Practices and Community Mentoring (HIAS PA)
- From Sanctuary to Stability: What’s Next? (Swarthmore College)
- Housing Refugees: A Community Effort (Nationalities Service Center)
- Strategies for Meaning Engagement of Students in Advocacy for Immigrant Communities (Cabrini University)
- Higher Education: Preparing Migrants and Refugees for Legal Empowerment Careers (Villanova University)
- Sustainable Refugee Service Facilitated by Community Partnerships (Villanova University)
- Perceived Supports and Barriers to Retention and Degree Completion for Hispanic Undergraduates (Cabrini University)
- Immigrant and Refugee Wellness Academy (City of Philadelphia)
- Creating Welcoming Campus Communities: Empowering Refugee Students (Community Sponsorship Hub)
- We Are in This Together: Navigating Trauma with Newly Arrived Refugees (Nationalities Service Center)
Register here on Eventbrite. Scholarships are available. If you need a scholarship to attend, please email Hillary Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A small block of rooms has been reserved at the Inn at Swarthmore, located directly on Swarthmore’s campus. Rooms for Thursday, March 23rd and Friday, March 24th will be $159/night plus tax. To reserve a room in the block, call the Inn at Swarthmore and ask for the “PHENND Room Block.” Please book rooms by February 23rd to take advantage of this discounted rate.
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