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IMMIGRANT JUSTICE | 2 Upcoming Opportunities
Stronger Together: The Latest in Immigration News
Love God / Love Neighbor: A Welcoming Workshop
hosted by St. Matthew's Episcopal / St. Andrew's Pentecost Episcopal

Stronger Together: The Latest in Immigration News

Today, there are more than 68 million people forcibly displaced worldwide. Of that number, more than 25 million are refugees forced to flee their home countries and seek safety in another.  This represents the largest displacement since World War II.  At the same time that unprecedented numbers are fleeing their homelands and seeking safety elsewhere, anti-refugee and anti-immigrant sentiment is on the rise throughout the world. 

Community members are invited to learn about the scope and scale of immigration and refugee issues around the world and learn strategies for community response at two programs led by representatives of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), which is dedicated to addressing the issue of global displacement by supporting refugees, immigrants and communities.  On Friday, May 17, 2019 representatives will lead the presentation “Stronger Together: The Latest in Immigration News and How Our Community Can Help” at 7:00 p.m. at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Armed with up-to-the-minute information about the immigrant and refugee situation here and abroad, panelists will provide newsworthy updates about the current situation and introduce ways in which communities can welcome and support refugees.

To register, LINK HERE.

Love God/Love Neighbor: A Welcoming Workshop

On Saturday, May 19, 2019, at 9 a.m., EMM representatives Allison Duvall and Lacy Broemel will lead participants in a daylong workshop titled “Love God/Love Neighbor: A Welcoming Workshop” designed to help community members  identify needs and establish goals in responding to issues of immigration and refugees within their communities. Together, the group will explore topics including asset-based community development, principles of positive messaging and faith-based public policy advocacy and practice.  

Allison Duvall is manager of church relations and engagement, and Lacy Broemel is refugee and immigration policy advisor for the Office of Government Relations. 
Episcopal Migration Ministries is the refugee resettlement program of the Episcopal Church. In 2018, EMM helped 1,182 refugees and 491 special immigrant visa holders from 31 countries build new lives in peace and security in 14 communities across the United States. EMM collaborates with 14 local partner agencies in 12 dioceses to welcome those fleeing persecution. 
The program takes place at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln St., Evanston and will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tickets are $30 (lunch is included). To register, LINK HERE.  


Stronger Together:

The Latest in Immigration News





May 17, 2019 


Skokie Public Library


Love God/Love Neighbor:

A Welcoming Workshop





May 18, 2019 


St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

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