The Peace, Justice and Inclusion Committee has continued to press forward in issues of immigration and refugees and is offering a two part series during the Christian Education hour on Dec. 4 & 11. We invite everyone to attend so that we can discern together how to live in to our mission to work for justice in a complex world!
December 4, 9:30 a.m. Solidarity With Our Immigrant Neighbors.
Our speaker is Lana Heath de Martinez, a fellow of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and a recent Master of Divinity graduate at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond. Her background is primarily in immigrant rights advocacy. She has been the Virginia chapter president of American Families United, a grassroots organizer with Virginia Organizing and Organizing For Action, and a Public Policy intern for VICPP.
December 11, 9:30 a.m. Political, Historical and Economic Perspectives in Immigration.
David Martin is the Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor International Law at UVA. He has helped shape immigration and refugee policy while serving in several key U.S. government posts, including as principal deputy general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security from 2009-2010. He will be leading this class and is joined by Peter Gates, peace and justice activist and Rev. Gene Locke who participated in the 2016 spring break mission trip to the US/Mexico Border. All three presenters are from WPC!
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