A Warm Welcome: Immigrant Inclusion in Divisive Times

This event will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss efforts to promote the inclusion of immigrants in St. Louis and across the country. Expert panelists including those from the fields of sociology, law, and journalism, will share their perspectives and field questions from the moderator and the audience. 


Professor Katie Herbert Meyer, Associate Professor of Practice and Director, Immigration Law Clinic, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law 

Professor Dina Okamoto, Herman B. Wells Professor in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University. 

Gilberto Pinela, Director of the Office for New Americans in the St. Louis Mayor's office. 

Valerie Plesch, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting grantee and freelance Vietnamese-Argentine American photojournalist, documentary photographer, and writer. 


Ariela Schachter, Associate Director of the Weidenbaum Center and Associate Professor of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis  

The event will run from 12:00-12:45 pm, immediately followed by a reception with light refreshments. 

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Conference organized by Ariel Schachter, Associate Director of the Weidenbaum Center and Associate Professor of Sociology. 

This event is co-sponsored by Washington University's School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series, the Campus Consortium partnership between the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Weidenbaum Center, the Department of Sociology, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity, and the Global Studies Program.