CERIS and the Wellesley Institute cordially invite you to a discussion of the different understandings of resilience in current research about migration. Some research about resilience examines the capacity of migrant individuals and their communities to overcome settlement challenges. Other studies investigate how the many institutions that shape the context of migrant reception become resilient, maintaining their efficacy in the face of funders’ shifting priorities, the changing needs of migrants, and evolving public policies. This event will consider some of the main strands of current resilience research. The keynote speaker will talk about research on regional resilience and migration in the United States, while the Canadian panelists will explore ways to apply the concept to the settlement and integration experience of diverse migrants.
“Unsettled in America : Metropolitan Context, Local Leadership, and Immigrant Integration”
John Mollenkopf, City University of New York Graduate Center and Center for Urban Research
“How to Apply the Concept of Resilience to the Settlement and Integration Field?”
Michaela Hynie, Department of Psychology, York University
Diane Dyson, WoodGreen Community Services
Kwame Mckenzie, Wellesley Institute
Moderator: Vera Dodic, Toronto Newcomer Office