Webinar: After Harvey and Irma: Specific Challenges Facing Immigrants and Refugees

Webinar: After Harvey and Irma: Specific Challenges Facing Immigrants and Refugees

Monday, September 18, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm CDT
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Presented in partnership with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Philanthropy Southwest is pleased to announce this upcoming webinar:
After Hurricane Harvey: Specific Challenges Facing Immigrants and Refugees

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have wreaked devastation in Texas, Florida, and across the Southeastern United States. They have left widespread flooding, massive power outages, and destruction of property in their wake. The residents of these regions have had their lives turned upside down. Like other hurricane survivors, immigrants—who constitute a significant and growing demographic in these regions—have lost loved ones, homes, livelihoods, and worldly possessions. Their immediate needs are generally no different from those of other displaced residents: food, housing, medical care, cash, transportation, and assistance locating family members. Immigrants, however, also face particular circumstances that can prevent them from accessing assistance and that impair their ability to rebuild their lives and communities.

Join this call to learn about unique post-disaster challenges facing immigrants and refugees, particularly those who are low-income and limited English proficient. Understand both their immediate and long-term needs. And discuss ways that philanthropy can most effectively support recovery and rebuilding efforts in diverse affected regions in the months and years that lie ahead.

Monday, September 18, 2017 
12:30 pm Central Time / 11:30 am Mountain Time

Amanda Cloud, President & CEO, The Simmons Foundation
Kate Vickery, Executive Director, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative
Others to be announced soon

For more information and to register, please click here.
Please register no later than COB on Friday, September 15th.


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