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*Please note this program is subject to change. 

The goals of the 2016 SEIRN Conference are to:

  • Assess the opportunities and threats of the current political moment and what it means for our communities and our work.

  • Deepen our collective understanding of how the immigrant rights movement connects to other struggles and strengthen our collective commitment to fight for justice and dignity for everyone.

  • Explore successful examples of work happening at the intersections between the immigrant rights movement and other movements, and share concrete tools to advance this kind of work locally.

  • Center personal/collective healing and culture as acts of resilience and resistance

  • Offer a space for groups to connect with each other, exchange tools, celebrate our work and victories, and take action to show regional solidarity with local campaigns.


The goals of the strategy session are to:

  • Reflect on the results of the elections and the potential implications in our communities and our work.

  • Create a collective analysis of the current political context

  • Reflect on what has worked and failed in previous CIR efforts, and how our communities and other communities have been impacted.

  • Identify a collective goal for the Southeast for 2017 and begin to draft the strategies to achieve that goal



Strategy session

10:00 AM Welcome

10:45 AM Analysing the political context

11:45 AM Learning from previous CIR efforts

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Identifying our collective goal(s) for 2017

2:45 PM Creating our strategy to win

4:00 PM Closing and next steps


2016 SEIRN Conference

6:00 PM Dinner & Registration

7:00 PM Welcome

7:45 PM Situating ourselves in Western North Carolina

8:45 PM Celebrating our work and victories

9:15 PM Closing



8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome & recap from Friday night

10:00 AM Report back from Friday’s strategy session

10:45 AM Analysing the political context with an intersectional lense

12:30 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Analysing the political context with an intersectional lense continued

2:45 PM Case studies: How are we winning?

4:00 PM Developing intersectional strategies

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Cultural workshop (optional)

8:00 PM Cultural celebration + dance



8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome back

9:30 AM Workshops and caucuses

11:30 PM Report backs & evaluation

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Action in solidarity with local campaigns & closing