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Conference on Justice and Social Concerns: Immigration, Migration and Refugees @StMarysU
October 25, 2016 @ 9:45 am - October 26, 2016 @ 9:00 pmFree
This year’s conference will focus on topics regarding immigration, migration, and refugees at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
Experts from a variety of fields will challenge us to consider both facts and moral obligations as we reflect together upon the significance of migration for our global community. How does Catholic Social Teaching inform our perspective on migration? How can we, as a community of faith, respond to the needs of our times and be an active part of this vital and complex conversation?
Tuesday, Oct. 25
9:45-11:00 a.m. Lin Great Speakers Series Opening Keynote Presentation: Dr. Ruth Behar, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan
11:10 a.m. Panel Discussion
12:35 p.m. Panel Discussion
Wednesday, Oct. 26
9:20 a.m. Panel Discussion
10:20 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:20 a.m. Art of Peace Award Ceremony
7:00 p.m. Lin Great Speakers Series Closing Keynote Presentation: Dr. Elizabeth Ferris, Research Professor, Georgetown University
Please find the planned panel topics listed below. As we finalize the participant list, we will follow up with a detailed schedule.
· Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees in San Antonio
· Family Detention in South Texas
· Business, Economics, and Immigration
· The Syrian Refugee Crisis