Conversation Cafe – Immigration as a Moral Issue – Understanding the Causes of Migration
This session will introduce participants to each other and get a sense of what they bring with them to the discussion and what they hope to gain; engage participants with the personal reasons for why people immigrate; and to begin to think about how our national policy should treat different kinds of immigrants.
Migration of people—driven by economic, social, political and environmental factors—is taking place around the world. Millions are currently in transit, in refugee camps, in detention centers, or living and working in places without full legal status and without access to social services or protection of civil rights. Delegates at the 2010 General Assembly in Minneapolis, MN selected “Immigration” to be the 2010—2014 Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA). Join ALUUC members and friends to discuss this issue as part of a six week curriculum, intended to give a broad overview to this complex issue.
For more information and to register (by June 4), contact Neha Patel-Dunkirk. All are welcome to attend, but registrations are required in order that we can have the necessary handouts and materials available.