Immigrants & Refugees

November 5, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Downtown Library, Auditorium

Instructor: Various

The objective of the course is to help attendees to understand the different goals and objectives of immigrants and refugees and how they relate to our nation’s history and its laws concerning immigrants and refugees. The instructor will use and recommend three books that help to understand the crisis occurring across the globe—Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World, by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier; The Girl with Seven Names: Escape from North Korea, by Hyeonseo Lee; and Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate, by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang Yang. The course will encompass 60 to 70-minute lectures with 30 or 20 minute periods for discussion following. Different speakers will lecture for each session: 1) Immigrants and Refugees—their differences and similarities; 2) Our Nation’s History with Immigrants and Refugees; 3) Current laws regarding Immigrants and Refugees; and 4) Moving to a New Land—challenges and opportunities.