On the occasion of National African Immigrant Heritage Month, please join us for a conversation on the unique experiences of African and Black immigrant children as they seek protection in the United States.
Black immigrants are one of the fastest growing groups in the United States. They come to the United States for the same reasons as most other groups: safety, opportunities to work and provide for their families, and education for their children. Many are fleeing the outcomes of years of colonialism and white supremacy and they continue to face racial discrimination and disparate treatment by both Mexican and U.S. officials at the southern border and throughout immigration proceedings. At this event, experts will draw on their experiences and knowledge of working in this field to shed light on the challenges Black immigrant families and children face and discuss avenues for change.