A New Home: Unpacking Immigration and Refugee Resettlement in Minnesota

A New Home: Unpacking Immigration and Refugee Resettlement in Minnesota

You're invited to the Young Nonprofit Professional Network of the Twin Cities event, A New Home: Unpacking Immigration and Refugee Resettlement in Minnesota.

 Join YNPN Twin Cities to hear from leaders in key sectors working towards establishing the growing population of new immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities.

 With research from the Wilder Foundation on the immigrant experience, program information from the International Institute of Minnesota on services provided to the immigrant and refugee population, as well as an overview of the policy climate as it relates to immigrant and refugee resettlement from the Immigrant Law Center, this event hopes to leave young nonprofit professionals with a call to action and tools to engage in making the Twin Cities a new home for the immigrants and refugees amongst us.

The event will consist of both a structured discussion, lead by a moderator, as well as an open Q & A with the speakers, where those attending will have the opportunity to ask questions as they would like. There will also be multiple networking opportunities throughout the evening. 

Meet the speakers:


 Amiin Harun

Amiin Harun joined the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) in August of 2014 as a 2015 Juris Doctor candidate at William Mitchell College of Law. Prior to his work with ILCM, Amiin served as a Mansfield Fellow working with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc. to provide high quality legal services to low-income clients. Amiin, fluent in Somali, is passionate about serving the immigrant community in Minnesota.



Jane Graupman

Jane Graupman, Executive Director of the International Institute. Jane has passionately worked at the Institute for over 25 years. Her work includes starting the Nursing Assistant Training Program. She has been in the Executive Director role for 5 years.




Nicole MartinRogers

Nicole MartinRogers is a Senior Research Manager at the Wilder Foundation and provides research and evaluation services to a wide range of programs and organizations. She is the study director for 'Speaking for Ourselves', a Wilder publication that surveyed immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience. 

Event Timeline:

  • 5:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m. -- Arrival and networking time
  • 5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. -- Speakers introduction and moderated discussion
  • 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. -- Audience Q & A
  • 7:00 p.m.-7:10 p.m. -- Closing remarks
  • 7:10 p.m.-7:30 p.m. -- Overflow and networking time 

Due to the nature of this event, there is a suggested donation of $5-10 in the form of a gift card. The cards will be provided to the people served by the International Institute of Minnesota. Gift Cards from Target, Walmart, and Cub Foods are best. Please note this is not required to attend, merely a suggestion.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

April 26, 2016 at 5pm - 7:30pm
International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States
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