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RACE TALKS: Responding to Current Federal Immigration Policy

Date: 6:00pm - 9:30pm PDT September 11, 2018 Location: meet @ Templeton Pio Shuttle stop

  • Three people hold up signs reading, "Immigrant Prisons"

meet @ Templeton Pio Shuttle stop

RACE TALKS: About Trauma Healers: Responding to Current Federal Immigration Policy

 

Lewis & Clark College’s Student Leadership and Service’s Civic Action program engages students in meaningful efforts to learn about and address community interests and needs. SLS will assist with transportation to & from this event.

About the event: An all ages welcome panel discussion!

The present federal administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy has led to the separation of over 2,000 undocumented immigrant children from their parents who crossed the border illegally. The horror these children face—separated from their parents and held in cages in government custody—has fueled a national outcry. But this is only part of the story…

Asylum seekers, from countries all over the world, are being held in federal prisons similar to the facility in Sheridan, Oregon, at the discretion of ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The families of detainees have no idea where they are; these refugees suffer from depression, lack of immediate medical care, weeks of confinement and thoughts of suicide. Learn about the work over 20 local organizations are doing to help these families before, during and after incarceration; and what YOU can do to help.

Participating organizations include: Catholic Charities; Portland Adventist Community Services; IRCO, Immigrant & Refugee Communities Organization; Refugee Center Online; Friends of Seasonal & Service Workers; Center for Intercultural Organizing; Lutheran Community Services Northwest; Oregon Justice Resource Center; SACOO, Somali American Center of Oregon; City of Portland New Portlanders Program.

Lewis & Clark College’s Student Leadership and Service’s Civic Action program engages students in meaningful efforts to learn about and address community interests and needs. SLS will assist with transportation to & from this event.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Event Cost

Free

Event Contact

Student Leadership and Service
Templeton 237
503-768-7076
leadserve@lclark.edu