Baltimore Immigration Summit Friday, May 31 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Coppin State University

Friday, May 31 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Coppin State University 

The Baltimore Immigration Summit is a one-day event which brings together academics, policy makers, service providers, activists, community leaders, and others working with and for New Americans (immigrants and refugees) in our region. Baltimore and its surrounding suburbs represent an area with a growing and diverse New American population, and local governments view New Americans as essential to the region’s ongoing resurgence.immigration-summit-sq

The theme of this year’s summit is “Restoring Hope through Solidarity,” which captures the critical nature of collaboration with and on behalf of New Americans. Additionally, this year’s theme resists the recent hateful rhetoric coming from the national stage and celebrates the ongoing good work of New Americans and their advocates in Baltimore. This work has become both more challenging and all the more critical as a result of the national climate, and this year’s theme positions the Summit as a place to hear and be re-energized by narratives of hope and resilience in the Baltimore region. Join us to celebrate the work of welcoming New Americans that continues across the Baltimore Region and to discover new opportunities for collaboration!

Proposals for presentations at the 9th Immigration Summit are now open and will be accepted until Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9 p.m. Guidelines for proposals are below:

  • Preference will be given to panel presentations (2-4 individuals), although individuals who apply alone may be considered for placement on a larger panel. 
  • Individuals, if selected, would be connected with other panelists prior to the summit to facilitate collaborative presentations.
  • Preference will be given to panels that include New American representation.
  • Each panel is limited to one hour, so presentations should be 10-20 minutes per participant.
  • Activists, service providers, policy makers, scholars, artists, and other Baltimore-based change-makers are all welcome as potential panelists!
  • Presentations should be connected to the local Baltimore area.
  • Presentation topics should be relevant to the theme, “Restoring Hope through Solidarity.”

To submit a proposal, please complete this online form.


March 25: Deadline for proposal submission
April 15: Notification of acceptance
April 1: Summit registration opens
May 24: Deadline for registration
May 31: 9th Baltimore Immigration Summit

Summit Co-Coordinators

Beth Clifford (
Miho Iwata ()
Catalina Rodriguez-Lima (


Mayor’s Office of Immigrant & Multicultural Affairs (MIMA)
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Towson University
The Associated


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