Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Tia Oso

Tia Oso is the Coordinator of the Black Immigration Network and the Arizona Organizer for the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. A dynamic social justice leader, Ms. Oso has organized campaigns such as "Not in Our State" and "PHX For Trayvon" mobilizing thousands of advocates for various issues in the public interest. A member of several non-profit boards, Tia serves as co-chair and founding member of the Arizona Black/Brown Coalition and is President of the Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals. Ms. Oso is an experienced Community Engagement professional specializing in Social Change initiatives such as building multi-ethnic coalitions and strategic planning for community development. Tia's theory of change is firmly rooted in the ability of everyday people to become change-makers for social and economic justice.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Organizing Across Cultures for Immigration Reform

The south remains a bastion of white supremacist, capitalist and patriarchal domination.  Its legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, conservative organizing, and deep investment in the Mass Incarceration system has been extended by the recent wave of anti-immigrant policy-making.

On the front lines of this onslaught are Black and Brown communities - Immigrant and US born.  These families and communities are being torn apart by Mass Incarceration, Immigrant Detention, and Deportation. 

Join this workshop to find out how these communities – including families themselves – are fighting back, while simultaneously developing strategies to help advance our cause even farther.

Speakers: Mehrdad Azemun, Tia Oso, Rosa Calderon