As Jews, we are no strangers to the concept of immigration. Our families were all immigrants from somewhere, facing difficult choices along the way. In today’s world, we are hearing about various issues surrounding immigration on a daily basis. Join us on a year-long series to explore a 360° view of immigration, helping us to gain a more nuanced understanding of the state of immigration in America today. Every month, we will have a speaker join us to share their point of view on immigration – from attorneys and judges to those in the process of immigration, from government employees to school counselors – each providing a unique look at immigration today.
Our speaker this month is Dr Julia Paley. Dr. Paley is Director of Immigration Justice at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, DC. She is the co-founder of the Congregation Action Network, an interfaith effort in the DMV area working to prevent detention and deportation of immigrants. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, she has done research and writing on social movements and politics in Latin America.
PLEASE NOTE: Dr Paley will speak with our adults at 6:15 pm.