Presentations, Panels, Interviews.

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  • Invited Panelist, “Immigrant Resistance in Red States," at Netroots Nation 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, August 11, 2017

  • Invited Panelist, “Mainstage Plenary: And Justice For All: The State of Black Immigrants and the Movement for Black Lives," at the National Immigrant Integration Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, December 13, 2016

  • Invited Panelist, “Resiliency in Advocating for Immigrant Health in Hostile Environments," at the National Immigrant Integration Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, December 13, 2016

  • Menes, Francesca. Interview with Michael Putney & Glenna Milberg. “This Week in South Florida: Protesters Challenge Trump's Election Victory," WPLG ABC Channel 10, Hollywood, Florida, November 13, 2016

  • Invited Panelist, Caribbean Heritage Month Annual White House Celebration, "Caribbean-American Millennials and Their Potential Impact on the Future of the American Dream," at the Caribbean Heritage Month Briefing and Celebration, Washington, D.C., June 23, 2016.

  • Invited Panelist, The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, "Healthy, Wealthy & Wise," at the Black Women's Roundtable Town Hall Meeting,  Orlando, Florida, June 4, 2016.

  • Invited Moderator, Miami Dade College, “A Dream Derailed: The Dark Side of the Immigrant Experience,” at the 32nd Annual Miami Book Fair International, Miami, Florida, November 21, 2015.

  • Invited Speaker, “Discussion on Racism and Discrimination,” at the Gray Panthers of South Dade Monthly Community Discussion, Miami, Florida,  November 21, 2015.

  • Invited Panelist, Amnesty International USA, “Campaigning for the Right to Nationality in the Dominican Republic,” at the Amnesty International USA Southern Regional Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, October 24, 2015.

  •  Invited Panelist, Amnesty International USA, “Opening Plenary: From Moment to Movement,” at the Amnesty International USA Southern Regional Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, October 24, 2015.

  • Interview with Jim DeFede. “Facing South Florida: A Look At Issues Important to People in South Florida, Anti-immigrant Bill, House Bill 9,” CBS Channel 4, Miami, Florida, October 18, 2015. 

  • Facilitator, “First Steps to Becoming A Changemaker: Advocacy 101”, at LadyFest Miami 2015, Miami, Florida, September 26, 2015.

  • Interview with Suzanne Potter. “Miami-Dade Approves ID Cards,” Public News Service – FL, September 2, 2015. 

  • Interview with Roque Planas. “State Department Cautiously Criticizes Dominican Deportations,” The Huffington Post, August 17, 2015. 

  • Interview with Caribbean Runnings. “Haiti and the Dominican Republic Crisis,” WRFG Radio, 89.3 FM, Atlanta, Georgia, July 31, 2015.

  • Interview with Mercedes Soler. “Haiti and the Dominican Republic Crisis,” CNN en Español, Miami, Florida, July 24, 2015.

  • Menes, Francesca (2015, July 10). Op-Ed; You Can’t Deny Who You Are: A Tale Of Two Nations. Rise, http://risemiaminews.com/2015/07/you-cant-deny-who-you-are-a-tale-of-two-nations/

  • Interview with Gary Nelson. “Dominican Deportation Policy Draws Miami Protest,” CBS Miami, Miami, Florida, July 1, 2015.

  • Interview with Nadege Green. “Elected Officials Mostly Silent On Stateless Dominicans of Haitian Ancestry,” WLRN-Miami Herald News 91.3 FM, Miami, Florida, July 1, 2015

  • Interview with Beyond Borders. “History of Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Ethnic Cleansing in the DR,” WRFG Radio, 89.3 FM, Atlanta, Georgia, June 27, 2015.

  • Presenter, “What Should We Do To Prepare for the 2016 Session,” at 2015 Legislative Session Debrief, Miami, Florida, June 23, 2015.

  •  Interview with Marie Flore Lindor-Latortue, Ph.D.. “Crisis in the Dominican Republic,” Radio Luz-Miami, 1360 AM, Miami, Florida, June 20, 2015

  • Interview with Nina Agrawal. “Immigration Activists Respond To DACA Ruling,” WLRN-Miami Herald News 91.3 FM, Miami, Florida, June 3, 2015. 

  • Invited Panelist, “Topic: Gender-Based Violence,” at the Black Girls Matter Miami Town Hall, Miami, Florida, May 28, 2015.

  • Co-Facilitator, “Florida Convergence Workshop”, at the 3rd Annual National Strategy Session to End Criminalization, Incarceration, & Immigration Enforcement, Boca Raton, Florida, May 3, 2015.

  • Invited Panelist, “Expect the Unexpected: Adapting Your Plans after the Lessons of 2014,” at the Four Freedom Fund Civic Engagement Convening, Chicago, Illinois, April 16, 2015.

  • Invited Trainer, “State Overview: 2015 Legislative Session,” at Catalyst Miami, Miami, Florida, March 17, 2015.

  • Interview with Alexandra Pecharich. “7 questions for immigrant-rights advocate Francesca  Menes,” FIU Magazine, Miami, Florida, February 24, 2015.

  • Interview with Dionne Jackson-Miller. “Beyond the Headlines: President Obama's Executive Action and the Black Immigrant Community,” RJR 99.1 FM, Jamaica, West Indies, November 21, 2014. 

  • Interview with Cheryl Mizell. “Community Voices: Post-Election Results and its Impact on South Florida's Black Community,” WEDR-FM 99 Jamz, Hollywood, Florida, November 7, 2014. 

  • Invited Panelist, Black Immigration Network, “Global to Local Community Town Hall: Strengthening Connections for Transnational Justice through Local Action,” at the Black Immigration Network 4th National Convening, Miami, Florida, May 23, 2014.

  • Interview with Alan Gomez. “Voices: Attitudes soften toward undocumented immigrants,” USA Today, Tallahassee, Florida, March 27, 2014. 

  • Invited Trainer, “County & State Legislative Overview: Connecting the Dots,” at Social Justice Weekend, Miami, Florida, February 22, 2014.

  • Moderator, National Partnership for New Americans, “From Organizing to Policy Wins: Strategies on Empowering and Protecting Immigrant Workers,” at the National Immigrant Integration Conference, Miami, Florida, November 18, 2013.

  • Invited Speaker, Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board, “Reunite Families and Keeping Families Together,” at Fair Immigration Summit, Miami, Florida, October 29, 2013.

  • Interview with Farah Larrieux. “Haiti Journal: Current Status of Immigration Reform in the U.S.,” WPBT Channel 2, North Miami, Florida, August 8, 2013. 

  • Invited Speaker, Consulate General of the Republic Suriname, “Current Status of Immigration Reform in the U.S.,” at the Surinamese Community Meeting, Miami, Florida, July 19, 2013.

  • Invited Speaker, Consulat Général de la République d'Haïti à Miami, “Current Status of Immigration Reform in the U.S.,” at the Community Roundtable Discussion on Immigration Reform, Miami, Florida, July 18, 2013.

  • Invited Panelist, Black Immigration Network, “Congressional Briefing: Uplifting Black Immigrant Voices in the Immigration Reform Debate,” at the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2013.

  • Invited Panelist, “Immigrant Rights and Civil Rights: Why Alliances Matter,” at the Four Freedom Fund Donor Briefing, Memphis, Tennessee, May 2, 2013. 

  • Invited Panelist, Black Immigration Network, “Black Perspectives on Immigration Reform,” for the Black Immigration Network Webinar Series on Immigration Reform, February 28, 2013. 

  • Invited Panelist, National Partnership for New Americans, “The Black “Community” and the “Black Experience” in the Twenty-first Century,” at the National Immigrant Integration Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, September 23, 2012.        

  • Co-Facilitator, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network, “Workshop on Alliance and Relationship Building,” at the Southeast Immigrant Rights Network 2012 Annual Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, July 14, 2012. 

  • Invited Panelist, Black Immigration Network, “Black Immigrant Perspectives on Migration and Globalization,” at the Black Immigration Network 3rd National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 23, 2012.

  • Invited Panelist, Black Immigration Network, “The South: A Critical Arena for Winning Just Immigration and Racial Justice,” at the Black Immigration Network 3rd National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22, 2012 

  • Invited Panelist, National Employment Law Project, “Examining the Campaign Against Wage Theft as a model for Cross-Sector Organizing,” at the National Immigrant Integration Conference, Seattle, Washington, October 24, 2011.

  • Invited Panelist, Color of Hope, “Leaders of Tomorrow,” at the National Haitian American Forum, West Palm Beach, Florida, May 28, 2011.

  • Menes, Francesca. "From Poverty to Prosperity: The Roots Causes of Poverty and Migration in Haiti." BAJI Reader (Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)) 2, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 18-21.

  • Interview with Matthew Richardson. “Citizens rally for immigrants,” The FAMUAN, Volume 112, Issue 22, Tallahassee, Florida, March 21, 2011. 

  • Interview with Valarie Edwards. “Gulf Coast Live: Haiti One Year Later,” WGCU Public Media, Fort Myer, Florida, January 12, 2011  

  • Interview with Donald Anthonyson. “The War on Immigrants Report: Xenophobia, Immigration and Crisis,” WBAI 99.5 FM, New York, New York, August 24, 2010.  

  • Facilitator, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, “Building a Black Immigrant Network,” at the United States Social Forum, Detroit, Michigan, June 24, 2010. 

  • Invited Panelist, Retail Action Project/Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union, “Arresting the Boss: Wage Theft and Organizing Power,” at the United States Social Forum, Detroit, Michigan, June 24, 2010.

  • Invited Panelist, Interfaith Worker Justice, “Wage Theft: What is it? What can we do about it?,” at the United States Social Forum, Detroit, Michigan, June 23, 2010.  

  • Interview with Janvieve Williams Comrie. “SB1070: Race and Human Rights,” Radio Diaspora Collective: WRFG 89.3, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1, 2010. 

  • Interview with Naomi Abraham. “U.S. Haitians Approach TPS With Cautious Optimism,” Columbia News Service, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, New York, March 12, 2010.  

  • Invited Panelist, Circle of Consciousness, “Women Liberators of the Americas, Past and Present Fighting Patriarchy From All Trenches,” at the Miami Workers Center, Miami, Florida, March 11, 2010.

  • Interview with Adem Carro. “The War on Immigrants Report: Temporary Protected Status for Haitians,” WBAI 99.5 FM, New York, New York, February 2, 2010.

  • Interview with Jean-Pierre Leroy. “Ayisyen nan Florid Kontinye Reklame Stati Pwoteksyon Tanporè,” Voice of America – Creole, Washington, D.C., October 26, 2009. 

  • Facilitator, Reform Immigration For America Youth Organizer Training, Orlando, Florida, September 11-13, 2009. 

  • “Globalization, the Global Justice Movement and Civil Disobedience” presented at the 2008 McNair Scientific Research Symposium, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, October 9, 2008.

  • Invited Moderator, VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at Florida International University, Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, and Legal Momentum, “Sex, Lies, and Stereotypes: The Harm of U.S. Abstinence-Only Policies at Home and Abroad,” at the Florida International University, Miami, Florida, September 16, 2008.                    

  • Participant, NCCSWL: National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, Washington, D.C., June 5-7, 2008.

  • “Intersectionality: A Social Construct” presented at the 2008 Women’s Studies Student Conference, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, March 25, 2008.

  • Invited Panelist, National Organization for Women: Campus Action Network, “Love Your Body Day,” at Florida International University, Miami, Florida, October 17, 2007.