Interfaith Webinar: Healing Our World, Seeking Immigration Justice

Category: Americas, Faith & Spirituality, Featured, Highlights, Interactive Topics: Immigration, Interfaith Channel: Webinars Views: 1466

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 |  4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)   

Our storytellers this month have been involved in the challenging issue of immigration justice. In the face of such uneven progress toward justice over the years, what core spiritual values motivate them to stay with this work? What challenges do they experience within their faith traditions and the interfaith community? And what would progress toward humane immigration reform look like?

This is the eleventh event in the series "Inspiring Stories for Uncertain Times" that will explore "Healing our World" from different faith perspectives. 

IslamiCity and The Guibord Center - Religion Inside Out, welcome you to a new season of storytelling and guided conversation about the real-life issues we encounter as we work to heal our world.

In this session, people from various spiritual and ethical traditions will share how their beliefs inform their views and compel them to work for immigration justice. You’ll have a chance to share your own thoughts and experiences in a small group. We’ll reflect on the wisdom we find in our traditions and how to apply that wisdom in our own lives

IslamiCity is partnering with The Guibord Center, an interfaith organization dedicated to opening hearts and minds. We are bringing together people with rich spiritual backgrounds and diverse perspectives for this second season of conversations focused on the challenges connected to healing our world. We hope this virtual collaboration will serve as a model of spiritual and interreligious engagement and mutual enrichment that unites our communities in faith and hope for a better world.

Our Storytellers for this event will be:

Jonathan Fein Proaño
Roman Catholic - Integration Manager

Jonathan A. Fein Proaño, born and raised in Ecuador, has worked with immigrants and in immigrant justice for the last 11 years. As Integration Manager at the International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles (IRC-LA), he oversees an innovative department that encourages and drives civic engagement for refugees, asylees, and immigrants in the LA area. The Integration Programs department also drives IRC’s Economic Empowerment for New Americans programming. Jonathan has served over 3,500 community members at 21-plus library branches with an original curriculum that encompasses civics education and financial education and coaching.

Mary Tanagho Ross
Christian - Senior Staff Attorney

In her role with Public Counsel, a pro bono law firm, Mary Tanagho Ross represents immigrant children in state and federal proceedings, securing and protecting their rights. She has been at the forefront of federal litigation challenging and successfully overturning government policies that unlawfully harm immigrant children and limit their rights to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and asylum. Currently, Ms. Tanagho Ross is class counsel in federal litigation seeking to halt a policy that strips the right to asylum from unaccompanied immigrant children.

Yusra Khafagi
Muslim - Immigrants’ Rights Advocate

Yusra obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies at the University of California, Irvine in 2016. Her campus activism through the Muslim Student Union, Students for Justice in Palestine, and the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine, cemented her passion for social justice work. She has received community organizing training from the James Lawson Institute, YVote, PICO and Harvard professors under the WISE Summit. After participating in an intensive immigration law training administered through World Relief and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, she transitioned to CAIR-LA’s Immigrants’ Rights Center (IRC), where she currently provides legal and administrative support on a variety of IRC’s cases and projects.

After you register for this event, we will email you the exact link you can use to join us. **If you use the Zoom app on your device, you will be required to upgrade to the newest version, 5.0. We encourage you to download and install it at least one day in advance of the event to avoid last-minute problems joining the event. 

Please note: The keynote storytellers will be recorded, but we will not be recording the stories you share in your small groups/breakout sessions, so feel free to share from your heart!

For any questions please contact Dr. Lisa Patriquin, Program Director for Youth and Young Adults at [email protected]

For issues connecting to the webinar contact Yolie Carrillo at [email protected] or (323) 333-4664.

To watch the archive of previous Healing Our World Interfaith Webinars CLICK HERE

  Category: Americas, Faith & Spirituality, Featured, Highlights, Interactive
  Topics: Immigration, Interfaith  Channel: Webinars
Views: 1466

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