Who Is My Neighbor?


Who Is My Neighbor? - Ashland University (Sept.-Oct.)

The Ashland Center for Non-Violence invites community members to a series of events that, at their core, aim to address the question: Who Is My Neighbor? There will be public lectures, panels, and book discussions, featuring advocates, faith leaders, scholars, and professionals who work closely with immigrant communities here in Ohio. As we continue to support immigration justice and advocacy through our giving and consciousness-raising, we must also continue to educate ourselves about the issues and systems that impact all of our neighbors, regardless of citizenship-status, birthplace, culture, or belief. We hope you'll attend one of these fantastic events happening in September-October! If you are interested in carpooling to any of these events, please contact Cheryl Weiss.
Public Lecture
Brian Hoffman, Justice Campaign Fellow at the International Institute of Akron
September 18th at 7pm
Ridenour Room in the Dauch College of Business and Economics, Ashland University
Film Screening: "Trails of Hope and Terror"
Discussion to follow the film
Facilitation by Dr. Jennifer Rathbun, Spanish Professor at Ashland University
September 19th at 7pm 
Student Center Auditorium, Ashland University

Panel Discussion: "Christianity and Immigration" 
A Panel of Faith Leaders, featuring: Sister Rita Mary Harwood (Secretariat for Parish Life and Development for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland), Bishop Abraham Allende(Northeastern Ohio Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) and Dr. Carlos Campo(President, Ashland University)
September 25th at 7pm
Ridenour Room in the Dauch College of Business and Economics, Ashland University
Public Lecture
Jeff Stewart, the Immigrant Worker Project
October 2nd at 7pm
Ridenour Room in the Dauch College of Business and Economics, Ashland University
Book Discussion: The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
Dr. Dorothy Stratton (retired Social Work Professor, Ashland University) and Dr. Nancy Udolph (Social Work Professor, Ashland University) will lead a discussion of the book which highlights the child immigrant experience. Copies of the book are available for purchase in the AU bookstore.
October 16th at 7pm
Eagles' Landing, Ashland University
All events co-sponsored by: the Catholic Commission of Wayne, Ashland and Medina, and the Ashland University Religion Dept., and the Ashland Center for Non-violence.
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