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Confronting Racism at the U.S. Southern Border: What People of Faith Can Learn from Haitian Asylum-Seekers
July 12, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Columban JPE, NETWORK, and our partners in the Catholics Against Racism in Immigration (CARI) coalition are hosting a webinar to discuss the racist policies and abuse at the U.S. Southern border. Featured in the discussion will be Haitian asylum-seekers, and the people of faith who welcome them, about their experience at the border. Ronnate Asirwatham, NETWORK’s Government Relations Director, is a featured moderator. Join us to hear stories of truth and see how people on the ground are confronting racism at the U.S. Southern border.
The Missionary Society of St. Columban is witnessing humanitarian injustices as it accompanies the Haitian citizens in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, TX. In response to the community’s needs, we run shelters and safe spaces that protect families with young children and other initiatives like the resource navigation project.
But the Church must do more than meet peoples’ basic needs. Grounded in our faith, we must act to dismantle the racism that displaces Haitians and other migrants from their homes, and that now prevents them from finding safety in the United States. Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, July 12, 2002 at 4:00 PM