Immigrant Mountaineers Movement Conference
Friday, March 24, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required by March 21.
BOONE, N.C. — The first Immigrant Mountaineers Movement Conference will be held on Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the first and second floors of Appalachian State University's Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences. The event is free and open to the public. To register, submit the IMM Spring Conference Registration Form by March 21.
The conference is sponsored by a Chancellor's Innovation Grant and organized by the Immigrant Mountaineers Movement (IMM), an advocacy and activist group formed by App State faculty, staff and students. The group was founded by members of App Unidos, App State's Hispanic/Latinx faculty and staff association.
IMM's mission is to champion the introduction and expansion of knowledge of immigration-related issues at App State through a three-pronged approach: developing awareness, skillbuilding and action planning. According to IMM, as the university continues to experience growth in diverse populations, immigration policies reveal themselves as current or potential barriers for prospective Mountaineers, enrolled students and colleagues.
Conference attendees are invited to discuss immigration issues, hear from immigrant-affected people, and envision a more equitable environment for immigrants in the High Country and across North Carolina.