Saturday, March 21, 2015
First Presbyterian Church
305 East Main St., Durham, NC 27701
Cost: FREE to attend (We do ask for a donation to help with the cost of food. If you would like a lunch, please bring cash or check. Lunch will be provided by a local family and all donations will go directly to them).
About the Summit
The 2015 Summit promises to accomplish four main goals:
• Offer a unique statewide, ecumenical gathering for faith leaders who work primarily with immigrant congregations;
• Help equip these faith leaders to deal with the daily challenges faced by their congregations, especially related to their immigration status;
• Provide a space for networking and sharing of best practices;
• Train immigrant rights allies, especially in faith communities, to organize and mobilize around immigration issues.
In particular, this Summit will focus on issues affecting children, youth and their families who immigrate to this country.
This event will be completely bilingual, with all sessions interpreted simultaneously (as needed) and all written materials available in English and Spanish.
Rev. Julio Ramirez-Eve preaching. Opening worship music will be led by a Latino praise band. Workshops topics include:
- Faith Rooted Services and Advocacy for Unaccompanied Children in North Carolina: Lessons Learned
- Access to Education & Farmworker Youth
- My Story, My Song: Songwriting with Immigrant Youth
- The “Unaccompanied Alien Child” (UAC) Crisis: Push Factors in Central America; The US Government Response; Legal Options and Difficulties for Immigrant Youths
- What’s a Green Card? How do I Get One? Can Executive Action Help Me?
- How Faith Communities Can Help Their Immigrant Neighbors