Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members
A panel discussion with representatives of cultural groups with Milwaukee-based communities addressing immigration issues specific to diverse ethnicities as well as contemporary immigration policies. Featured presenters: Chia Vang, Director of the Hmong Diaspora Studies Certificate Program and Associate Professor of History at UWM and author of the book Hmong in Minnesota; Nancy Flores, Fundraising Director at Voces de la Frontera, Director of the New Sanctuary Movement which organizes immigrant and allied faith groups, and assists families affected by deportation, and coordinates the Wisconsin Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Rabbi David Cohen, spiritual leader of Congregation Sinai, who was ordained at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and currently serves as co-chair of the URJ CCAR Joint Commission of Life Long Jewish Learning. Rabbi Cohen will also be the panel moderator.
This event is co-sponsored by Congregation Sinai and Sinai’s Social Action Committee. This series is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Comparative Ethnic Studies Program and History Department at UWM and was developed in collaboration with Rachel I. Buff, Associate History Professor at UWM.
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