Speaking for Ourselves: A Community Conversation about Immigration Status, Increased Enforcement and Reform


Apr
05
2013

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  • Host Department: Museum of Natural History
  • Date: 04/05/2013
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Location: Peace Neighborhood Center, 1111 North Maple Rd., Ann Arbor

  • Description:

    With immigration reform policies rising to the top of the national political agenda, this conversation sponsored by the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights provides the larger community the opportunity for inter-group dialog with our immigrant community members who have been the targets of increased immigration enforcement in the Washtenaw County area.  The intersecting identities of race, national origin, immigration status, and language, as well as, social justice issues involving the criminalization of immigrant communities and the separation of families will be explored.  Come out to participate in enlightening conversation.

    Community Conversations provide a safe place to talk about race with friends, neighbors, and new acquaintances. Our goal is to bring members of the community together to exchange information, share experiences, honestly express perspectives, clarify viewpoints, build community, and provide a space for racial healing and creation of equality.  We invite community members to share their thoughts through a facilitated conversation. Please bring teens, a friend, your voice, and an open mind. Refreshments will be served. RSVPs are not required, but appreciated for planning appropriately. RSVP to sablanks@umich.edu.