Contra Costa County — What is the Reality of Immigration?

Contra Costa County — What is the Reality of Immigration?
Graphic courtesy League of Women Voters.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 5, 2023) — Over a quarter of Contra Costa residents are immigrants who come from all over the world. Join a Community Conversation webinar on Thursday, September 21 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. titled “What is the Reality of Immigration?”

The webinar will offer information about national, state and local immigration laws and about a large, new immigration court that is coming to the heart of Contra Costa County. Hear distinguished experts focus on demystifying myths that contribute to misunderstanding and false information about immigrants and on the challenges immigrants face with courage and resilience.

Panelists include

  • Moderator and panelist Ali Saidi, Contra Costa County Public Defender and founder of Stand Together Contra Costa;
  • Reverend Deborah Lee, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity;
  • Sandy Valenciano, Urban Peace Movement; and
  • Yoel Haile, American Civil Liberties Union Director of Northern California Criminal Program.

Register for the Zoom webinar

Information on how to access the Zoom webinar will be sent to your email address 24 hours before the program.

Audience questions will be collected and answered through the Zoom chat.

Look for another important Community Conversation about immigration in March 2024 by these sponsors:  the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County, CCTV, and the Contra Costa County Library.

The Library will provide closed captioning for this event and simultaneous Spanish translation.  Organizers will record the program and upload to the Library’s YouTube channel after the event.

Contact for more information.