Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 01:00 to 02:00 PM

Over the last two decades, waves of immigrants have made rural communities their homes. This shift, however, has not been easy, with some communities experiencing racist, anti-immigrant backlash. Join this webinar to learn from three organizers and movement builders about how they are fighting back against discrimination and the exploitation of immigrant communities while building immigrant and worker power in rural areas.

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees is hosting this program in partnership with Maryland Philanthropy Network, Forefront, SoCal Grantmakers, and Neighborhood Funders Group - Integrated Rural Strategies Group and Midwest Organizing Infrastructure Funders.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 02:30 to 04:00 PM

Over the past 40 years, the United States has resettled more than three million refugees. In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the U.S. government has agreed to increase its refugee resettlement quota from 70,000 annually to 80,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 02:00 to 03:30 PM

At this program, panelists will describe how the cases of unaccompanied children and vulnerable immigrant adults are being handled by the legal services community, as well as the efforts taken to address their mental health and other basic needs. They will also discuss the Multi-Ethnic Domestic Violence Project (MEDOVI), which creates an avenue for victims who are immigrants and their children to get legal status; and how Maryland’s legal community is gearing up to serve even more immigrants.

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In the wake of the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the collapse of the Afghan government, and the Taliban’s takeover, many Afghans are fleeing for their lives. While up-to-date figures are unavailable due to the intense conflict, more than 1 million Afghans remain displaced from their homes due to ongoing violence and frequent natural disasters. We are grateful for our colleagues at Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) who have compiled a list of actions to support philanthropic response. Maryland Philanthropy Network will continue to post ways in which philanthropy may respond to all that is happening in the world and we urge foundations and individual philanthropists to look into the future of how all of this will change Maryland and what your role may be to relieve suffering and build for our future.