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Convening: Immigrants and COVID-19 Recovery in the Portland Metropolitan Area

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pronoy Rai, Alex Stepick, Alex Sager, Carina Gonzalez, and Division Midway Alliance

Supported by the Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University

Time and Location  10 AM-Noon, Friday, May 19, 2023                                                                                         

Parsons Gallery, Urban Center Building,  

Portland State University, and online (Please register here.)



10-10:05 AM: Inauguration & Welcoming Remarks 

Dr. Greg Schrock

Interim Director, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies and 

Director & Associate Professor, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning,  Portland State University


10:05-10:25 AM: Project Presentation

Dr. Pronoy Rai, Assistant Professor of International & Global Studies and 

Dr. Alex Stepick, Professor of Sociology 

Portland State University


10:25-10:50 AM: Comments from the Advisory Committee

  • Ms. Blanca Gaytan Farfan 
    • Policy and Communications Director, Participatory Budgeting Oregon
  • Mr. Cayle Tern
    • Immigrant Program Manager, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) & 
    • APANO Communities United Fund
  • Mr. Sokho Eath
    • President, Cambodian American Community of Oregon and
    • Director, Pacific Islander & Asian Family Center, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)


10:50-11:50 AM: Panel Discussion

COVID-19, Immigrants, and Just Recovery in the Portland Metro Area

Facilitated by Ms. Farfan and Ms. Shrestha

  • Dr. Win Kyin
    • Health Services Manager, IRCO
  • Ms. Niyati Desai
    • Director, Community Engagement, Oregon Community Foundation
  • Ms. Adiam Assefa
    • Project Coordinator & Social Media Manager, Ethiopian & Eritrean Cultural and Resource Center
  • Ms. Toc Soneoulay-Gillespie (Invited)
    • Director, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Advancement, Oregon Department of Human Services


11:50 AM-Noon: Wrap-up and Next Steps

Dr. Pronoy Rai 


Noon-1 PM: Lunch with Invited Guests



May 19
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Portland State University


Parsons Gallery, Urban Center Building,   Portland State University