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​Friday, April 29, 2022

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8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks (Suite 8005)

  • Introduction: Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, DePaul University
  • Reverend Guillermo Campuzano, C.M., Vice President of Mission and Ministry, DePaul University
9:00 a.m.
Opening Plenary (Suite 8005)

  • Introduction: Dean Jennifer Rosato-Perea, Dean of the College of Law, DePaul University
  • Hiroshi Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager Distinguished Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director, Center for Immigration Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law
10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Panels 

Crisis and Response: Civil Society and Gaps in Refugee Resettlement (Suite 8005)
  • Chair: Sioban Albiol, Director, Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, DePaul University
  • Melineh Kano, Executive Director, RefugeeOne
  • Br. Michael Gosch, CSV, Co-founder, Viator House of Hospitality
  • Jessica Alaniz, Associate Director, Bethany House of Hospitality
  • Ruth Lopez-McCarthy, Senior Immigration Fellow, Illinois Department of Human Services
Creative Responses to the Crimmigration Divide (Suite 8002)
  • Chair: Judge James R. Fujimoto, Ret.
  • Michael Kasprzynski, Assistant State’s Attorney, Immigration Policy and Legal Advisor, Cook County States’s Attorney’s Office
  • Nathaniel Damren, Immigration Unit Attorney, Office of the Cook County Public Defender
Protection and Integration: Building Community in the Shadow of Federal Enforcement (Suite 8010)
  • Chair: Professor Juan Mora-Torres, Associate Professor, Department of History, DePaul University
  • Nubia Willman, Director, Office of New Americans, City of Chicago
  • Karyn L. Bass Ehler, Assistant Cheif Deputy Attorney General for the Illinois Attorney General
  • Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, Founder and Executive Director, Syrian Community Network

12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Plenary Address (Suite 8005)

  • DePaul Migration Advocates (DMA) Video
  • Introduction: Margaret Storey, Associate Dean, College of LAS, DePaul University
  • Erika Lee, Regents Professor and Director, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Community Partners Conversation (invited session): Assessing Capacity, Creating Opportunity (Suite 8011)

1:30 p.m.
Concurrent Panels

Ending Detention in Illinois: Lessons and New Challenges (Suite 8002)
  • Chair: Kathleen Arnold, Director, Refugee and Force Migration Studies, DePaul University
  • Fred Tsao, Senoir Policy Counsel, Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  • Sister JoAnn Persch, RSM, Sisters of Mercy
  • Ruben Loyo, Associate Director – Detention Project, National Immigrant Justice Center of Heartland Alliance
Prioritizing Immigrant Health Services: Identifying Challenges, Creating Solutions (Suite 8005)
  • Chair: Maria Ferrera, Associate Professor, Masters of Social Work Program and Co-Director, Center for Community Health Equity, DePaul University and Rush University
  • Anne Saw, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, DePaul University
  • Fernando De Maio, Professor, Department of Sociology, DePaul University, and Director, Health Equity Research and Data Use, American Medical Association
  • Minal Giri, Medical Director, Melrose Park Pediatrics and Chair, Refugee Immigrant Child Health Initiative
Climate Change and Migrant Mobility: Rethinking the Definition of a Refugee (Suite 8010)
  • Chair: Shailja Sharma, Professor and Chair of International Studies, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, DePaul University
  • Sabina Shaikh, Director, Program on Global Environment, Associate Senior Instructional Professor, Environmental & Urban Studies, University of Chicago
  • Barbara Willard, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, DePaul University
  • Craig Mousin, University Ombuds, Adjunct Faculty, College of Law and Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, DePaul University

3:15 p.m.
Closing Plenary (Suite 8005)

  • Introduction: Craig Mousin, University Ombuds, Adjunct Faculty, College of Law and Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, DePaul University
  • Donald M. Kerwin Jr., Executive Director of the Center for Migration Studies
4:15 p.m.
Reception (Conference Center Main Lobby)