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SXSW EDU 2021

Immigrants and the Inclusive Economic Recovery

Recent political efforts to undermine the rights of immigrants and refugees have exacerbated the challenges of the Latinx community, while COVID-19 impacted them at a dramatically disproportionate rate. This session will highlight tactics and collaborations between nonprofits and leading employers to support underserved immigrants, and pave the way for a more inclusive recovery.

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  1. Understand the current challenges of immigrant and refugee workers, with a focus on the Latinx community and non-native English speakers
  2. Hear about trends in technology that are increasingly used to educate English language learners and drive their economic mobility
  3. Learn best practices for employers regarding benefits, education, and other unique support systems for Latinx employees

Speakers

  • Katie Nielson, Chief Education Officer, Voxy
  • Laura Roberts, Deputy Director, JFF Labs, JFF
  • Van Ton-Quinlivan, CEO, Futuro Health
  • Rebecca Rainey, Employment and Immigration Reporter, Politico

Organizer

Natalia Garcia, Vice President, Whiteboard Advisors

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