Baltimore Immigration Summit

The Baltimore Immigration Summit is a one-day event that brings together academics, policymakers, service providers, activists, community leaders, and others working with and for New Americans (immigrants and refugees) in our region. Baltimore and its surrounding suburbs represent an area with a growing and diverse New American population, and local governments view New Americans as essential to the region's ongoing resurgence.

The conference location altnerates each year, one year in Baltimore County at Towson University, and the next year it is hosted in Baltimore City. This shows the ongoing partnership between Baltimore county and city to serve New Americans.

This year, 2023, marked the 10th Baltimore Immigration Summit. On Friday, June 2, 2023, Towson University and the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA) hosted the Baltimore Immigration Summit, returning after a three-year hiatus. The theme of the 2023 event was “Working Towards Equity: Strength and Transformation in Immigrant Communities.” The keynote speaker was Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, the President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). 

To learn more about the 10th Baltimore Immigration Summit or previous Summits, please check the Towson University website. Below are photos from the event.

Officials at the Baltimore Immigration SummitPanelists at the Baltimore Immigration SummitTablers at the Baltimore Immigration SummitKrish O'Mara Vignarajah Keynote