#ShowUp4Refugees

The Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA) is a research, public policy, and community organizing hub dedicated to advancing the full economic, social, & civic inclusion of refugees.
 
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Social Change Strategies

Civic Engagement

PANA has a regional approach to refugee civic engagement during and in between elections to build a visible and powerful refugee electorate. During the June 2016 primary, we:

  • contacted over 2,490 refugee voters
  • identified 1,463 pledged voters
  • trained 16 young leaders
  • increased turnout by almost 11%

Proactive Narratives

Stay tuned for the imminent launch of the Newcomer.life which will host short video stories on newcomer contributions and welcoming exchanges to counter anti-refugee rhetoric.

Newcomer.life will offer easy ways to #ShowUp4Refugees by offering a toolkit, making calls to action, and providing volunteer opportunities.

Policy + Campaigns

The Refugee Act of 1980 named "immediate employment" the prime objective of resettlement.

We need realistic resettlement strategies that support investments in the long-term economic self-sufficiency of newcomer families. 

 
 

Mission

To promote the fair treatment and equitable inclusion of refugee communities using organizing to achieve collective impact and policy change.

 
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Refugees are people forcibly displaced due to a profound fear of persecution based on religion, race, nationality, and/or political opinion.
The United States has resettled 3+ million refugees since 1975 and San Diego alone has resettled over 82,000.
 
 

Vision

We envision a world where refugees are connected global citizens leading trans-continental movement work to advance meaningful freedom for all.

 
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Our Team

Ramla Sahid
Executive Director
ramla@panasd.org
(619) 732-6793

Ismahan Abdullahi
Director of Civic Engagement
and Community Partnerships
ismahan@panasd.org
(858) 429-9302

Oren Robinson
Associate Director
oren@panasd.org
(315) 889-1084

 

 

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