“The Shifting Impact of Global Migration on Baltimore”
There are multiple challenges facing refugees, asylum-seekers, and the undocumented in Baltimore at this time. There are rising fears, mental health crises, and retraumatization along with the daily challenge to provide for family, live in a healthy environment, and be safe. Pat Shannon Jones will share some stories and some hard facts about migration, resettlement, and hope in Baltimore today.
Pat Shannon Jones is the Executive director of the Immigration Outreach Service Center (IOSC). Pat has spent the last six plus years working with immigrant families through the IOSC (a 501c3) in the Saint Matthew Church community in Baltimore city. In this role, Pat has served as an advocate for refugees, political asylum seekers, and immigrants (documented and undocumented). She assumed the role of Director in 2013. She has lead the IOSC in the development of new programs and has spent the past year organizing the local immigrant community to build power in the community in order to take action on important issues that affect immigrants in the Baltimore area and the region.