Welcoming Michigan Statewide Convening & MCIRR Summit

"Coming Together For Our Communities"

Friday, September 14th, 2018


Wayne County Community College District Ted Scott Campus

9555 Haggerty Road, Belleville, MI 48111


Welcoming Michigan and the Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (MCIRR) are excited to join forces to host a combined gathering of community members, immigrant rights advocates, and municipal partners committed to creating more inclusive and welcoming communities. Attendees will come together during National Welcoming Week to learn from each other and share promising practices. Join us for a dynamic day of networking with welcomers from across the state!

Space is limited – register today

Registration will close when we reach capacity or on September 6th, whichever comes first. Please note that last year we sold out.

Check out the amazing lineup of speakers and workshops: https://tinyurl.com/2018Convening-Summit

Interested in carpooling with someone from your city to the Convening? Sign up here by September 6, 2018. If you have any questions, contact Denni at dmiddleton@michiganimmigrant.org. If you would like to drive people from a common location, click on the blue car in the upper left to add your name. If you would like to join a carpool click "Join." If there is not currently a carpool listed from your location, or not enough drivers, you can click "Join Waitlist" on the right. We'll let you know if a carpool opportunity opens up in your area!

Did you miss the previous events? See some of the materials below...

Recap: 2017 Statewide Convening

In September 2017 Welcoming Michigan hosted its fourth annual statewide convening in Ann Arbor. With 200 attendees, we were at maximum capacity for a day of training, learning, and sharing best practices with peers working in immigrant integration. Attendees learned about welcoming initiatives from across the state, listened to the personal migration stories of community members, heard about the "Hijabs & Hoodies" project, and connected with a variety of presenters on the topics of law enforcement, intersections of race and identity, community engagement, bias and hate crimes, advocacy tools, immigration law, and more. If you missed the 2017 convening, check out some of the conference photos, and conference materials. Agenda available here.

Recap: 2016 Statewide Convening

In September 2016 Welcoming Michigan hosted its third annual statewide convening in Lansing. Attendees learned about welcoming initiatives across the state, heard inspiring words from Deepa Iyer, and connected with a variety of presenters on the topics of Education, LGBT Immigrants, Faith-based Initiatives, Storytelling, Local ID Programs, Language Access, Community Engagement, Housing, and Immigration Law. If you missed the 2016 convening, check out some of the news coverage, conference highlights, photos, and conference materials. Agenda available here.

Recap: 2015 Statewide Convening

In September 2015 Welcoming Michigan hosted its second annual statewide convening with 150 participants from the state's Welcoming Cities & Counties. Attendees learned about welcoming initiatives across the state, how to be an immigrant rights ally, and heard from a variety of panelists on the topics of Welcoming Schools, Power of Arts & Culture to Unite Communities, Local ID Programs, Ensuring Language Access, and engaged in sector specific Learning Circles. Check out some of the Twitter highlights, photos, and conference materials.