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Time: January 21, 2011 from 8:30am to 10:30am
Location: William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund offices
Street: 2319 Whitney Ave., 2nd Fl.
Website or Map: http://www.uwgnh.org/npf
Event Type: seminar
Organized By: Mary Ann Emswiler email@example.com
Latest Activity: Jan 7, 2011
Imagine the heat you encounter when you’re the person responsible for introducing the groundbreaking Elm City Resident Card for immigrants or you’re defending death sentenced inmates. January’s speaker, Kica Matos, has experienced both and has lived to talk about it.
In this session, Kica will share her experiences, exploring with us how she kept her footing in the storms and found the courage to stand up to the pressure around her.
Kica Matos is Head of the U.S. Reconciliation & Human Rights Program at The Atlantic Philanthropies, a foundation dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Prior to joining Atlantic Philanthropies, Kica was Deputy Mayor in the city of New Haven. In this capacity, she oversaw all of the city’s community programs and launched a number of programs and initiatives that included prisoner re-entry, youth and immigration integration. She oversaw the creation of the groundbreaking Elm City Resident Card, an identification card for all residents, aimed at addressing public safety concerns among the immigrant population and creating opportunity to engage them in civic life.