Tag Archives: NIIC

Learning How to Approach Interviews with Teachers

By Emily Basham, Politics ’12 During the Researchers’ Caucus at the National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC), a woman in the group said “You have to ask what practitioners know- they might know important things that no one is asking them about.” This caught my attention, and when the meeting was over I explained to her […]

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The Battle of Identity: Assimilation vs Integration

By Cynthia Ramos, Sociology ’14 I will start off by saying that the National Immigrant Integration Conference was one of the most amazing conferences I have ever attended.  The fact that it was full of such wonderful and passionate people, who desire and strive to make a change in the world, was amazing.  Being able […]

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NIIC: Engaging communities and leaders

Lauren McCullough, Politics ’12 Recently, our entire class made a trip to Seattle to attend the fourth annual National Immigrant Integration Conference. Participation in the conference was an incredible opportunity that furthered complemented our collective work in immigration issues. The three days we spent there were fascinating. There were leaders, academics, officials and students from […]

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New Frontier: The Quest for Cultural Competency Experts at NIIC

By Simerun Singh, Politics ’12 The most frustrating aspect of my State of the State project is that it revolves around a really specific term within education reform policy that a Washington State bill introduced in 2009 but did not effectively publicize within school districts. The term, “cultural competency”, is popular amongst a certain cadre of […]

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Community Attachment To Gauge Individual Experiences

            Hannah Holloran The National Immigration Integration Conference this past week was full of so many inspiring people! Panelist talked about the work they do and how they believe it is helping people across the country. One common theme among many of the individuals whom presented at the conference was the importance of community. Both […]

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NIIC – P.A.R. Officers in Aurora, Colorado

Written by Spencer May ’13 Dave could be a Marine – his broad shoulders and shaved head could pass him for a Sergeant Major, but at the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Seattle, Dave only wore casual clothes and a navy-blue polo shirt with the acronym “P.A.R.”  What did P.A.R. stand for, and why was […]

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NIIC Stories of Detention & Deportation

Written by Daniel Merritt ’13   “ I spent the Prime of my Life defending the Constitution of the United States of America” “ I try not to say it too much, but that’s what I’m still doing today” – Rick Covington   One of the most inspiring moments at this past week’s National Immigrant […]

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