Immigration Workshop - Sanctuary, Advocacy, and Education on Legislation

2/10/2017

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS - TRUMPING THE SYSTEM

Sponsored by The Immigration Task Force of California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
 
WHEN:  February 20, 2017
 
WHERE:  EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 1953 HOPKINS ST., Berkeley, CA.94707
 
TIME: 9:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
 
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  AGENDA
    
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Registration

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Invocation and Speaker - Bishop Minerva Carcano “Why are immigration issues important to the church at large?”
 
10:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m. - Immigration Lawyer - Jeff O’Brien - Speaker on “The differences in legislation between the Obama and Trump Administrations”
 
10:30a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Break
 
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. - Panel discussion and Q and A on the Sanctuary Movement today
 
The Reverend Debra Lee - Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity - Models of Sanctuary
The Reverends Bob and Marilyn Chilcote - Former pastors of St. John’s Presbyterian Church - Becoming a Sanctuary
Two immigrant families and Gayla King - Buena Vista UMC - Testimonies and what BVUMC is doing to offer sanctuary
 
11:45 a.m. - 12:45  p.m. - Lunch Provided by a Refugee Family - $10 suggested donation
 
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Panel on Federal and State Legislation
 
California State Legislature - California Immigration Policy Center - TBA
 
Federal Legislation - PICO/People Improving Communities through Organizing - Adam Kruggel, Director of Organizing in Oakland
Asian Law Caucus - Examples of immigration cases in California and how the church can help support immigrants - TBA
 
1:45 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. - General Board of Church and Society - Kristin Kumpf, Director of Organizing -  UMC Position on Sanctuary &  Legislative Action  
 
2:45 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. - Closing and Evaluation
 
 

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