Regional
12:01 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Immigration "Teach-In" Planned For Las Cruces

Las Cruces – On Saturday May 22nd the Social Action Committee of Temple Beth-El, in conjunction with the Unitarian Universalist Church , the First Christian Church and Iglesia del Pueblo will host a seminar; "The Challenge of Immigration Reform: To Understand and To Act". The Seminar will be held at Temple Beth-El which is located at 3980 Sonoma Springs Avenue.

The seminar begins at 1 pm with presentations by the panelists which will be followed by small group discussions. Each of the panelists will lead a discussion group. After the discussions there will be a break for refreshments before the final part of the event, "Action Ideas and Wrap Up" led by Sarah Nolan of PICO. PICO is a faith based community organizing model which helps congregations identify and solve local neighborhood issues before addressing broader issues at a city, state or national level.

Panelists include; Dr Neil Harvey, Director of the NMSU Latin American and Border Studies Program, Vicki Gaubeca, Director of the ACLU of New Mexico's Regional Center for Border Rights, and Dr. Yolanda Leyva, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas at El Paso specializing in Border and Chicana History.

The public is invited to attend and participate in the seminar.

For more information please contact Rabbi Paul Citrin at 524-3380.