September 28, 2011
Immigrant Integration Movement Comes to Seattle
OneAmerica and the National Partnership for New Americans, together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, are hosting the largest yet National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC 2011) in Seattle from October 24-26. Nearly 600 leading experts, activists, educators, and government officials from around the world will be sharing best practices on integrating immigrants at the Seattle conference – the first time it has come to the West Coast.
While many conferences offer talking heads and predictable panel discussions, NIIC 2011 promises a vibrant mix of special events, interactive sessions, and peer-to-peer workshops that invite participants into deep and lively discussions on immigrant integration.
NIIC 2011 participants from all along the political spectrum and multiple sectors are coming to Seattle to design a new future for America that includes immigrants through sharing best practices, discussing key challenges, and developing effective strategies.
NIIC 2011 is the signature event of the National Partnership for New Americans, a collaboration of the twelve largest statewide immigrant rights organizations. The Partnership aims to advance the integration and active citizenship of immigrants to achieve a vibrant, just, and welcoming democracy for all.
NIIC 2011 Highlights
For more information or to get media credentials for free access to all of NIIC 2011, contact Charlie McAteer, OneAmerica Communications Director, 206-452-8402, firstname.lastname@example.org
OneAmerica, formerly Hate Free Zone, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advances the fundamental principles of democracy and justice by building power within immigrant communities.