Sunday, February 10, 2008

Feb. 17-Mar. 9, NYC: Immigration Conversations at Judson

Over the Fence and Under the Radar
Border-Crossing Conversations
at Judson Memorial Church

What does immigration mean today? Who are our new immigrants? What impact does immigration have on our democracy, our economy, our society? What would fair immigration policies and laws look like? What will the future hold and how do we build a strong diverse country?

Join the Judson New Sanctuary Task Force in a series of Sunday afternoon dialogues about this very complex and compelling issue. Each discussion, led by a guest speaker, will focus on a different aspect of immigration in the United States and our city.

February 17
The Root Causes and History of Immigration
with David Wilson, co-author of The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers
Who are today’s immigrants? Why are they here?

February 24
The Current Law & Legal System
with Professor Nancy Morawetz, Clinical Professor and Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU School of Law
What about following and respecting the law?

March 2
The Impact of Immigration on Society
with David Dyssegaard Kallick, Senior Fellow at the Fiscal Policy Institute and principal author of Working for a Better Life: A Profile of Immigration on the New York Economy
What is the impact of immigration on our economy and on our community?

March 9
Moving from the Language of “They” to “We”
How can we frame current immigration issues and the debate in ways that invite conversation, understanding, and action? How can we be welcoming without doing harm—to ourselves, to the undocumented immigrant, to our nation? Where do we go from here?

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
(between Thompson and Sullivan Streets in Greenwich Village)
Sundays, 1 – 3 pm

This event is free and open to the public
Refreshments Childcare available
For more information contact the church at: 212-477-0351

1 comment:

Ask Renan said...

Wish I could be there but I have prior commitment set up. It seems like it is going to be amazingly educational and thought provocative. If you ever need help with presenting the farworker reality within these topics, let me know. I work for Farmworker Legal Services of NY ( and my name is Renan Salgado, currently working with human trafficking issues.
In solidarity, Renan -