Our Broken Immigration System

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10/12/2010 - 6:30pm
10/12/2010 - 8:00pm

Our Broken Immigration System:
What does it mean to Stand on the Side of Love?
Tue Oct 12 and 19, 6:30am-8:00pm, The Common Room (112)

A great debate rages in our country about how to fix our broken immigration system. In our media and in our communities phrases like “illegal immigrants,” “seal the border,” “amnesty,” “guest worker programs,” “raids and deportations” swirl around us. An estimated 12 million people are living in the... US without legal documents, and deportations in 2010 are on a record pace that, if maintained, will nearly double the number of deportations from 2009 to a total of 604,133.

This class will look at several questions: What is “Comprehensive Immigration Reform?” What are its prospects of passing, and what would it mean for our communities? What is it like to live in San Diego as an undocumented immigrant? And why does the Unitarian Universalist faith care so much about this issue? Join us in a conversation where we will shed light on these questions, and talk about how we might stand on the side of love in our communities and advocate for a more just and humane immigration system.

This is a two-part series and we recommend attendance at both classes.

Suggested Donation: $9 members, $12 visitors, per session
Any donation is gratefully accepted; no one is turned away.
Facilitators: Joey McKellar and Kristen Kuriga

Joey McKellar is an organizer from the San Diego Organizing Project, and Kristen Kuriga, is our Social Justice Ministry Team Coordinator.