Immigration Forum

In conjunction with the 2011 Voice of the Voiceless Event,

ANNUNCIATION HOUSE presents an:

Immigration Forum -SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND, 2011

Catholic Daughters Hall
801 Magoffin Avenue

There is no cost to attend.

Translation will be provided./ Habrá traduccion.

Light refreshments will be served


The Forum will explore the reality facing the immigrant in both Mexico and the United States, offer new ways of conceptualizing immigration, and outline the communal imperative to work for immi-grant justice – to bring the immigrant down from the cross.

8:00 AM REGISTRATION

8:45 AM WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

9:00 AM PRESENTATION: THE REALITY FOR THE IMMIGRANT IN MEXICO

• Friar José Raúl Vera López, OP: Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

9:30 AM PANEL AND QUESTION & ANSWER:

• KIDNAPPINGS, RANSOME, TORTURE, & THE GANGS AND CARTELS

• Presenter: Rev. Pedro Pantoja: Director, Belén, Posada del Migrante of Saltillo,Coahuila, México.

THE VIOLENCE IN MEXICO – THE NEW IMMIGRANT

Presenter: Ms. Elizabeth Flores: Director, Pastoral Obrera, Diocese of Juárez, México

10:15 AM PRESENTATION: DYING TO LIVE: A NEW IMAGE OF IMMIGRATION

Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C: Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame: Producer of the Documentary: Dying to Live – A Migrant’s Journey

11:00 AM PANEL AND QUESTION & ANSWER:

DEATH IN THE DESERT

Presenter: Ms. Kat Rodriguez: Program Director, Coalición de Derechos Humanos, Tucson, Arizona

DETENTION & DEPORTATION

• Presenter: Kathleen Erickson, RSM: Sisters of Mercy Justice Team West-Midwest Regional Community and Co-founder of the Omaha Immigrant Detainee Accompaniment Program

• LIVING IN THE UNDERGROUND

• Presenter: Anonymous Undocumented Immigrant

12:00 PM PRESENTATION: THE IMPERATIVE: FREE MY PEOPLE

The Honorable Jose F. Rodriguez -Texas State Senator

12:30 PM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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