Dream, Rise, Organize! Saying Goodbye, Welcoming New Leadership

As we greet Spring and the renewal of nature, we are reminded that growth and change are inevitable. After two decades of dedication and devotion to NNIRR, Jennifer Ferrigno is leaving her current position as Co-Director to accept a challenging and exciting role in the office of San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen. We will dearly miss Jen’s expertise and commitment to the Network’s mission and program implementation. Thank you, Jen, for your passion for human rights and the many years you invested in building the Network and larger immigrant rights movement! We are happy to announce that Alma Maquitico will continue to expand and consolidate our human rights work and will continue to guide our 2022 strategic planning process.

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NNIRR is also excited to announce that Ana Dominguez has joined our team as Administration and Communications Assistant. Ana is based out of our Oakland office and will provide critical support as we roll out our upcoming leadership and organizing initiatives.

NNIRR also welcomes digital strategist and filmmaker Laura Varela, as well as NNIRR contributor Arnoldo Garcia, as they join us in producing our Spotlight Report on the Borderlands and accompanying Human Rights Community Mapping Project.

This report will be released next month leading up to the 2022 International Migration Review Forum that will review progress and Implementation of United Nations Global Compact on Migration. Through the Spotlight Report and community mapping initiative, NNIRR will call attention to the troubling trends regarding border policies, while highlighting the racial, ethnic, and gendered impacts of these policies on the lives of migrants, refugees and border communities. In partnership with grassroots leaders and academics, we will issue recommendations and advocate for remedies necessary for the full recognition of human rights at the border. The Spotlight Report and Digital Mapping will be published on May 15, 2022. For more information, please visit www.nnirr.org.

Internationally, NNIRR is also a member of the Global Coalition on Migration and has contributed to the Spotlight Report on Global Migration. This report aims to generate momentum for a rights-based, migrant-centered and gender-responsive implementation of the Global Compact for Migration. The report is a joint effort by the Global Coalition on Migration (GCM) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). It will be published on April 28, 2022. For more information, please visit spotlightreportmigration.org.

Please join us in wishing Jen good luck and welcoming our colleagues in their new roles. Stay tuned; exciting times ahead!

We hope we can also count on your continued support and partnership!

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