Race and immigration are hot topics these days. How we approach such issues are shaped by the language we hear (or use) which in turn can shape how we see the individuals themselves who are either treated differently because of their race, education level, economic or immigration status. In this workshop, we look at the language of key issues today to understand what is going on behind the battle of words. How are these terms used to dehumanize or “other” someone? What are the legal distinctions? What does our faith and the holy scriptures teach us about how to bring people together to nurture compassion and build understanding now and in the future?
This is a two-part workshop, all are welcome whether or not you participated in Part I or not. In Part II, the conversation will shift from learning to discernment about action and engagement. Two panelists will share stories about transformative moments building new relationships.
For a Zoom Link to this event please contact David Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Susan Krehbiel works part-time for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PCUSA) as the Associate for Refugees and Asylum where she is responsible for directing PDA’s support to Mid Councils, local congregations, and national partners in refugee-related ministries. Susan has 30 years non-profit experience working with refugees and immigrants, as an advocate for refugee rights and social and legal services that assist refugees and immigrants in their integration into the United States.