Milwaukee Summit 2018

Immigration and the City in the Trump Era
Immigrant Rights, Advocacy, and Communities in Milwaukee

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Photos from the Summit

Event Program

Live Stream of the event:

The 12th Annual Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:30-7 pm in the UWM Union Alumni Fireside Lounge (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee). A distinguished panel of community leaders and policy experts will discuss different facets of immigration policy, immigrant rights movements, and refugee resettlement experiences in Milwaukee under the current administration, and highlight different advocacy efforts and successful programs.

A reception will follow the talk.

Opening Remarks

  • Johannes Britz, UWM Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs


  • Rachel Buff, UWM Dept. of History & Cultures and Communities Program
  • Mary Flynn, Program Manager of Refugee Resettlement, LSS of WI & Upper MI
  • Janan Najeeb, President, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition
  • Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director, Voces de la Frontera
  • Karyn Rotker, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU of WI

The event is sponsored by UWM Urban Studies Programs, the Henry W. Maier Fund, Cultures and Communities Program, Institute of World Affairs (IWA), Center for International Education, Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Center for Economic Development, and the College of Letters and Science.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Photos from the Summit

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