Jill Garvey joined the Center for New Community in June of 2007 and currently serves as the executive director. In 2008 she helped launch the CNC-affiliated blog Imagine 2050, and served as the managing editor until 2012. Her writing and commentary have been featured in several media outlets including The Progressive Magazine, The Washington Post, Alternet.org, and Huffington Post. Jill worked for the Center as an organizer, director of communications and associate director prior to assuming the executive director role. Her experience and leadership have shaped the Center’s national response to racist and anti-immigrant movements.
Presentations from Facing Race 2014
Racial (In)Justice in the Post 9/11 Era
Anti-immigrant sentiment and the post 9/11 backlash demonstrate the heightened racial anxiety in our country in the thirteen years since 9/11. South Asian, Muslim, Arab and Sikh community members have especially experienced the brunt of these two driving forces. In this session, we will explore in particular the following themes: (1) the impact of xenophobic political discourse, policies and actions targeting these communities; and (2) the ways in
which communities are pushing back against these two forces in the context of broader immigrant and racial justice movements. This session will be moderated by Deepa Iyer (Race Forward board member), with experts from South Asian Americans Leading Together, Center for New Communities, and the National Network on Arab American Communities.