The Third Annual Baltimore Immigration Summit took place
Friday, November 17th, 2006
at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
of Maryland African American History & Culture
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE THIS SUMMIT A SUCCESS!
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Baltimore Immigration Summit
The Baltimore Immigration Summit is an annual one-day event, co-sponsored by Towson University and the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office, which brings together academics, service providers, activists, community leaders, and others working with and for immigrants in our region. Baltimore is an area with a growing and diverse immigrant population, as well as local government that views immigrants as an important part of the city’s resurgence.
The theme of this year’s Summit is “Building Bridges.” The topic of immigration is often approached from a divisive, “us vs. them” perspective. Yet immigrants’ lives personify the concept of building bridges, as they traverse national boundaries, and continue to make connections between their native and adopted cultures. Bridges are needed among immigrant groups, as well as between immigrants and the native-born. In the city of Baltimore and elsewhere, there is particular concern about building bridges between immigrants and African Americans, as too often the two groups are pitted against each other. In addition, the Summit’s mission is to build bridges between and among those in the academic, non-profit, governmental, and activist communities.
Please phone Coordinator Elizabeth Clifford at 410-704-5164,
with any questions you may have about the Summit.
Funding for the Baltimore Immigration Summit
is provided by:
The Baltimore City Mayor's Office,
and Towson University's
College of Liberal Arts, Multicultural Institute, Provost's Office, Office
of Student Diversity, Cultural Studies Program, and Departments of Women's
Studies, History, Philosophy, Modern Languages, Geography and
Environmental Planning, and Sociology,
Anthropology, and Criminal Justice.
We also thank the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American
History and Culture,
for hosting the 2006 Baltimore Immigration Summit.