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FAQs

Can I join if I don't identify as an immigrant or refugee?

Yes, all are welcome to attend!

Will meals be provided at the Michigan Immigrant Youth Conference?

Yes. We will have lunch and dinner with coffee and snacks throughout the day.

Is interpretation available?

The conference will primarily be primarily conducted in English.

 

However, simultaneous interpretation will be available in:

  • Swahili

  • Spanish

  • Kinyarwanda

  • Nepali

  • Burmese

  • Pashto

  • Dari

  • Arabic

Is childcare available?

The conference is unable to provide childcare; minors are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

What happens to my information after I sign up?

To support our programming and ensure it meets the needs of our community, we ask optional questions at registration to learn more about our audience.

We understand privacy concerns, so these questions are optional and are not required for conference registration.

Any information you feel comfortable sharing is secure and confidential, to be used in aggregate form and without identifiers (e.g., name, email).

Will transportation and lodging be provided for participants coming out of town?

Yes, we can help coordinate transportation. Make sure you request transportation when registering.

Is the conference Open to Media?

Yes, for more information about media credentials and a press pass, please contact Snyamuhungu@cwsglobal.org

What if I need any special accomodations?

During the registration process, registrants are given the opportunity to express their accessibility & disability needs.

If there is a specific request in which you need accommodations, please reach out to the Conference Team at Michiganyouth22@gmail.com

Can I volunteer at the immigrant youth conference?

YES! A team of volunteers is needed to power our time together, click here for more information.

My organization would like to become a Sponsor or join the NIIC Steering Committee; how do we do that?

Michigan Immigrant Youth Conference  is always seeking new partners.

Please contact snyamuhungu@cwsglobal.org for more information

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the conference?

Will there be rapid COVID tests available on-site?

Yes, in an effort to protect public health, we require that all  attendees be vaccinated. Those with health or religious exemptions will be asked to indicate their exemption during registration.

 

VACCINATION & TESTING FAQS

VACCINATION INFO:  We require that all In-person attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For vaccination information, please see the CDS’s information here

HEALTH COMES FIRST: DO NOT ATTEND the Michigan Immigrant youth conference  IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR DELEGATION:

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within 5 days prior to your arrival at conference ( MIYC), do not attend and please cancel your registration immediately. 

  • If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive prior to your arrival at (MIYC) do not attend and please cancel your registration immediately.

  • If you become ill or begin exhibiting signs of illness/COVID-19 onsite or just prior to your arrival (within 48 hours), do NOT attend MIYC sessions and contact MIYC for support, including cancellation of  your registration. Signs of COVID-19 include: a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  • Within 14 days prior to attending the conference, you have travelled to any international territory identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.

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