April 30, San Francisco: Communicating about Immigration, the Border & the Migrant Caravan

Talking about immigration has always been difficult, but in today’s political climate, it has only gotten harder.

What can communications professionals, reporters, and advocates do in making sure the general public has the right information when messaging from Washington about the US-Mexico border is highly polarizing?

ComNetworkSF invites you to a discussion with:

  • Journalist Tyche Hendricks of KQED, who will discuss the challenges of reporting the complexities of the border and giving voice to the people most affected after her recent trip through Mexico on a reporting fellowship (see her most recent article, “Honduran Asylum-Seeker Sees Links Between U.S. Policy and His ‘Ungovernable’ Homeland”).
  • P.J. Podesta of Pueblo Sin Fronteras and the Innovation Law Lab, who will discuss his experiences at the border with directly impacted immigrants and how they have adapted to counter an increasingly vitriolic national message.
  • Rev. Deborah Lee with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, who will discuss the intersection of faith and social justice, and the important role that activism plays in today’s social movements.

The panel will be moderated by Christina So, Strategic Communications Manager at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus.

Following the panel, please enjoy drinks and light snacks during a networking reception with philanthropy and nonprofit communications professionals and others interested in mission-driven work from across the Bay Area.

This event is brought to you by ComNetworkSF in partnership with KQED. ComNetworkSF is the San Francisco Bay Area’s network for communications professionals doing mission-drive work to change the world for the better.

The event will be held at the San Francisco Foundation, One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA.

Thank you to the San Francisco Foundation for hosting us!

For more information, visit the ComNetworkSF website.