Events & Trainings

CGRS regularly holds and participates in events and trainings in California and around the country and internationally to increase awareness, knowledge, and expertise on refugee law and policy and human rights. Our events and trainings are generally open to the public, including attorneys, government officials, human rights advocates, social service providers, law and undergraduate students, media and others. If your organization is interested in co-sponsoring an event or training, please contact us at

Upcoming Events & Trainings

Centering Immigrant Voices in the Fight to Protect Asylum for Survivors

In this webinar presenters from the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) and Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) will share advocacy strategies developed and lessons learned through our Immigrant Women Too campaign. Inspired by the Me Too movement, Immigrant Women Too is a national initiative to uplift the stories of asylum-seeking women and defend the human rights of women and girls who turn to the United States for refuge.

Presenters will share tactics used in our campaign and lessons learned, including: (1) In-person and digital actions; (2) Strategic messaging research and development; (3) Advocacy at all levels of government; and (4) Survivor leadership development, story collection, and amplification. We will share with participants how we center immigrant survivor voices in all aspects of our campaign and provide survivors with opportunities for skills development through MUA’s robust political education and training programs, emphasizing the importance of engaging survivors not just as storytellers, but also as movement leaders.

When: December 8, 2020
Time: 10-11 am PST
Location: Zoom webinar
Presenters: Brianna Krong, CGRS Communications and Advocacy Coordinator; Lourdes Martinez, MUA Political Director

RSVP here by December 4, 2020.

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