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Second Annual All for All Summit to Address Immigrant Integration in Pittsburgh Features National and Local Leaders

Series of workshops focus on entrepreneurship, workforce considerations, encouraging immigrants to run for office, and evaluating the impact of immigrant inclusion


 All for All, a local immigrant inclusion initiative, will host its second annual daylong summit on immigrant integration on Thursday September 13, 2018 at The University Club in Oakland. The summit will address the challenges and opportunities to actively and effectively engage our region’s growing immigrant population. Doors open at 7AM and summit will conclude with a networking mixer beginning at 4:30PM. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased onEventbrite.

"The All for All Summit is a great opportunity for professionals and employers to learn about the talents and knowledge immigrants in our community can bring to their companies. At last year’s convening there was something for everyone, and this year will go that much deeper with an impressive list of speakers,” says Allegheny Health Network, Program Manager, Kheir Mugwaneza, who will participate in the session on employment considerations for international students.

Speakers from across the country and local community leaders will lead interactive workshops and provide tangible takeaways including how to apply an equity lens to your organization and ways to evaluate the impact of immigrant inclusion in your work. A session designed for international students and employers will be led by Dan Beaudry, nationally recognized human resources expert and author of Power Ties: The International Student's Guide to Finding a Job in the U.S., followed by a panel discussion with the author, Porter Wright Partner-in-Charge and Immigration Attorney Ellen Freeman, local international student voices, and moderated by University of Pittsburgh UCIS, Executive Director of Global Engagement, Dr. Belkys Torres.

Additional topics include: City to City Lessons on Building Welcoming Communities featuring representatives from Louisville, Erie, and Toledo, New Americans in Politics, Immigrant-Owned: Experiences of Local Entrepreneurs, Ally-Building & Immigration Today, Employer Engagement & Addressing Brain Waste, and Arts in Community Building.

“After last year’s summit, we heard from many attendees and community partners that the day was not only informative, it led to new connections and opportunities to advance immigrant inclusion that did not previously exist,” says All for All Project Director, Betty Cruz. Adding, “With that, we knew we had to do it again and make it even bigger.

Tiffany Chang Lawson, executive director, Governor Tom Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs & Special Projects, will serve as Emcee throughout the day. Additional confirmed speakers include Christopher Gergen, Forward Cities, Ketaki Desai, FortyX80; Jayne Miller, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy; Nichole Rojas, Moon Area School District; Raaheela Ahmed, New American Leaders Project. For the full list visit the registration page.


The All for All Summit is made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors The Heinz Endowments, PUMP, Community College of Allegheny County, PULSE, Porter Wright, and Allegheny County Economic Development, and supporting partners The Global Switchboard, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at University of Pittsburgh, Shift Collaborative, GlobalPittsburgh, and Welcoming America. To learn more about sponsorship, contact Betty Cruz at betty@changeagency.world. For a recap on last year’s summit, watch this video.



About All for All

All for All connects people, organizations, and communities to actions that build a welcoming and inclusive region for all. Driven by collaboration with community and cross-sector partners, All for All aims to advance economic opportunity, break down barriers, and further immigrant inclusion across the Pittsburgh region. All for All is guided by the Immigrant Community Blueprint, a comprehensive community-designed plan for Allegheny County. Learn more at www.changeagency.world/all-for-all.


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