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Immigration 101: Fall Course (Week 2)

  • Parish Center 4200 Delor St. St. Louis, MO 63116 (map)

IFCLA is honored to partner with Central Reform Congregation to offer this 4-week course on immigration this fall. The course will be led by Sara John, Executive Director of the St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA). Course materials will include academic articles, personal reflections, multi-faith perspectives, podcasts, films, and more. We will meet in the library at CRC for 2 hours every Thursday for 4 weeks, and the course includes 1-2 hours of suggested reading/watching/listening and reflection to be done in between our group meetings. Our time together will focus on discussion, small group work, and reflection.

In this course, participants will learn about the historical context of Latin American immigration to the US, the current state of US border and immigration policy, and the local impacts of these policies. We will also discuss how the orienting stories of different congregations and faiths all point us toward honoring the human dignity of all and welcoming the strangers among us. 

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn about the history of US involvement & intervention in Latin America

  2. Review US immigration law and policy, and impacts at the border and locally

  3. Contextualize this history in current immigrant realities

  4. Evaluate and prepare: “How am I/are we called to respond?”

Course Dates and Times:
Thursday, October 4th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 11th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 18th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 25th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

All are welcome! Please come with an open mind and willing heart.

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Earlier Event: October 11
IFCLA Advisory Committee
Later Event: October 17
Board Meeting