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2018 Collins Summit on Human Migration

  • Concordia University 2811 NE Holman St Portland, OR 97211 (map)

Register now for EMO’s 2018 Collins Summit on Thursday, November 1. The Summit will explore the causes, challenges and opportunities of human migration in an increasingly global society. Join a diverse group of refugees, immigrants, advocates and scholars to develop an informed and compassionate approach to human migration both within and across borders.

The event will include an afternoon seminar with a plenary and workshop sessions followed by an evening lecture by The Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, and Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General.

Afternoon workshop topics include:

  • Root Causes of Migration
  • Faith on the Move: Sacred stories on migration
  • Life as a Refugee: Being a newcomer to the United States
  • Accompaniment Movement: How to become an immigrant ally
  • Long Walk to Deportation: Perils of crossing the U.S. southern border
  • Immigration Law 101: Primer on how the U.S. immigration system works
  • Justice for All: Building bridges between criminal justice reform and immigrant rights
  • Fierce Love: Interrupting hate in public and private places
  • Understanding and Combating Islamophobia
  • Changing the Migration Narrative: Methods of confronting narratives both in us and around us
  • Syrian Exodus: Film of the sea voyage across the Aegean

The evening Collins Lecture will address theological and legal aspects of human migration.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Seminar from 1 to 5:15 p.m.; Lecture from 7 to 9:15 p.m.

Concordia University in Portland

The afternoon seminar will begin at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

6700 NE 29th Ave., Portland, adjacent to Concordia campus

The evening lecture will be held in the Concordia University Gym

6430 NE 27th Ave., Portland

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