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SXSW 2019

The Immigrant Executive: Are you a threat?

Until recently, it was easy to take one’s immigration or naturalization status for granted, particularly once one achieved a certain measure of success. It’s become increasingly clear, however, that the Trump administration is determined to classify immigrants and naturalized citizens, particularly ones from Latin American or predominantly Muslim countries, as either a threat to the United States or at least unwelcome. So, what do we do about that?

What are the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of immigrants and naturalized citizens who have advanced to executive positions? Are there issues that immigrant executives face that are unique to their backgrounds? Do successful immigrants have an obligation to speak out against government policies that threaten other immigrants?

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Takeaways

  1. Immigrants and naturalized citizens provide crucial perspectives for companies as they grow into a global economy.
  2. What does it take to achieve success as an immigrant or naturalized citizen? Is assimilation necessary?
  3. The diversity of voices and opinions among the immigrant community should be as respected and accepted as part of the complex fabric of our democracy.

Speakers

  • Juan Carlos Perez, Director of Marketing, Art+Logic

Organizer

Juan Carlos Perez, Director of Marketing, Art+Logic

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Social & Global Impact
  • Level: Advanced
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