Past Event

Thriving in Turbulence

January 21, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thriving in Turbulence: Leading Immigrant Communities Amidst a Pandemic and Societal Upheaval

Community-based nonprofits have anchored immigrants through the turbulence of the ongoing health crisis and social unrest, providing often ignored individuals and families refuge and the means to weather these unsettling times. Moreover, the presidential elections bring both challenges and opportunities for immigrants and their nonprofit providers and advocates.

Join us online for a live conversation with leaders of immigrant-serving organizations who will share how their nonprofits are responding to the urgent needs of their communities.


Dr. Erwin de Leon, Lecturer in the Discipline of Nonprofit Management, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University


Faisal Al-Juburi, Associate Vice President of Fundraising, RAICES

Maria Woltjen, Executive Director, Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights


For questions, please contact [email protected]


Organizations in virtually every sector are met with a pointed challenge: to commit to, act on, and increase transparency into their ongoing progress to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion. To create viable, sustainable pathways for achieving a comprehensive DEI agenda, organizations must remove long-held systemic, cultural, and interpersonal barriers at every level. The Leading Towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion series convenes and connects respected faculty and industry experts across the nonprofit, negotiation, and human capital management sectors for inspiring, solutions-focused conversations on implementing systemic changes that benefit individuals, organizations, and the communities they serve.

This series is brought to you by Columbia University’s Nonprofit Management, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Human Capital Management master’s programs as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to anti-racism.


For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or [email protected]

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