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Language Access as Social Justice to be Highlighted at National Meeting
Ali Noorani will be the Keynote Speaker at the 10th Annual NCIHC Membership Meeting in Austin, Texas on April 1, 2016.
Enrica Ardemagni, President of the NCIHC, noted that the choice of Noorani as speaker was “especially fitting since the theme for the 2016 meeting is ‘A Decade of Working Toward Social Justice.’ Given his experience of bringing people together to work on sometimes controversial issues, yet achieve progress on mutual goals, makes him an ideal speaker for this year’s meeting.”
Ali Noorani has more than a decade of successful leadership in public policy advocacy, non-profit management and coalition organizing across a wide range of issues. Under Noorani’s leadership since 2008, the National Immigration Forum is a powerful and key advocate on numerous immigration issues, working closely with business, law enforcement, and faith and immigrant leadership across the country to advance much needed reforms to our nation’s immigration system.
Noorani provides a principled and reasoned voice on immigration policy and politics, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, NBC News, ABC News, and various radio and local news programs. He has been quoted on the pages of most of the nation’s major dailies and is a regular speaker at conferences and campuses across the country. Born in California, Noorani is the son of Pakistani immigrants. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and received his Master’s in Public Health from Boston University. In 2007, Noorani received the Boston University Young Alumni Award.
NCIHC, a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States, formalized in 1998 after a series of working group meetings that began in 1994. Since then, NCIHC has organized an annual gathering of hospital administrators, policymakers, researchers, healthcare providers, language access advocates, interpreters, and interpreter educators from around the nation. The event, which kicks off this year with a tour of Dell Children’s Medical Center and a welcome reception on Thursday, March 31, consists of interactive and structured information sharing, networking, and brainstorming discussions as well as time for informal focused meetings throughout the event and ending with an award ceremony for the annual Language Access Champion. For more information about NCIHC, visit http://www.ncihc.org. For continuous updates about the 10th Annual Membership Meeting, follow hashtag #NCIHC2016 on Facebook and Twitter.