LWVGO is hosting two talks with immigration themes — titled
What Immigration Teaches Us About Who We Are and The Current Border Crisis and How You Can Get Involved — on two different evenings in January, both hosted at Urban Abbey in the Old Market.
What Immigration Teaches Us About Who We Are
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson St.
Kathleen Erickson, RSM, has been involved in immigration ministry since 1991. She spent nearly 20 years at the US/MX border working with immigrant women. She has provided spiritual support to detained immigrants in Federal Detention Centers and county jails and recently spent three weeks volunteering in El Paso as 2,000 immigrants a week have been released by ICE with a need for shelter and support. She is committed to raising awareness about the need for deeper examination of the complex causes of immigration and the call for response.
The Current Border Crisis and How You Can Get Involved
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson St.
Galina Bruckner is a certified human rights advocate and has been a part of the fight for justice for migrant and asylum-seekers for 8 years, having worked for the cause in Mexico, Germany, and the US. She has a degree in Cross-Cultural Studies and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Galina recently spent 6 weeks as a volunteer with the organization No More Deaths, a community working to prevent death and suffering in the Sonoran desert.
These events are open to the public and free of charge.
Please consider purchasing a drink or a snack from Urban Abbey’s many (delicious) options — to support both their mission and LWVGO’s as they have generously selected us as their nonprofit of the month for January!