Dr. Vaishali Mamgain, Director of the BCB Center for Compassion, will be teaching a compassion workshop at the day-long Beyond Borders: a Conference on Migration and Integration conference. Her session, "The Immigration Debate and The Compassionate Stance: Lessons from Contemplative Neuroscience," will run from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Beyond Borders: A Conference on Migration and Integration Nativist, negative rhetoric on immigrants pervades our society today. What are the facts about U.S. immigration policies and how do they affect current immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers? Why do people come to the United States and how do they get here? What are best examples of policies and practices that promote social inclusion, economic mobility, educational achievement, and equity for newcomers? How has community reception contributed to successful integration of immigrants? Experts on immigration, PreK-16 education, workforce development, and health and social services will discuss these questions and more.
The conference features a keynote address followed by a full day of breakout sessions devoted to three themes: America as a Refuge, Immigrant Economic Power and Access, and Education and Integration.
It is designed for people from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including educators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, members of community-based organizations, and all individuals who want to understand the immigrant/refugee experience and the role we all play in the newcomers’ successful integration and full participation in the economic, social, cultural, and political life in the United States.