Speakers and Programming

Written By Call To Action

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April 12, 2018

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Focus Areas:

Keynote Speakers:

Elvira Arellano

“Santuario/Sanctuary”

Elvira Arellano is an activist for the rights of Migrant people, she has received worldwide attention and has become a symbol for the rights of undocumented Immigrants and families who live in the United States since her decision in taking Sanctuary in Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago. She was deported in 2007 after one year in Civil resistance.

In Mexico she fought for family reunification and the civil rights of Central American immigrants, four years ago she has returned to the United States and she is awaiting for her request of asylum to be answered.

Activista por los derechos humanos de las personas migrantes, recibió atención mundial y se convirtió en Icono de la lucha de los migrantes indocumentados y sus familias en los Estados Unidos cuando tomo santuario en la Iglesia Metodista Unida Adalberto en Chicago, fue deportada en 2007 después de un año de resistencia civil.

En México lucho por la reunificación de las familias y los derechos de los migrantes centroamericanos, hace 4 años regreso a los Estados unidos y se encuentra bajo un proceso de solicitud de asilo.

Heidi Schlumpf

“Resistencia/Resistance: What Church and Political Movements Can Learn from One Another”

Heidi Schlumpf is a national correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter.  She has three decades of experience covering religion, spirituality, social justice and women’s issues, and is the author/editor of three books, including a biography of feminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson.  She and her family are members of St. Gertrude Parish in Chicago, IL. She will be speaking on our “Resistencia/Resistance” theme.

More speakers and programming to be announced soon!

 

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