Collins Summit – Human Migration

2018 Collins Summit
HUMAN MIGRATION: CLAIMING ROOTS IN AN UPROOTED WORLD
November 1st – Concordia University – Portland, Oregon.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) invites you to explore the causes, challenges and opportunities of human migration in an increasingly global society.  Join a diverse group of refugees, immigrants, advocates and scholars in a day of learning and relationship building.
An afternoon seminar will feature workshops on topics such as the root causes of migration, the challenges faced upon arrival, how to become an immigrant ally, Immigration Law 101, and the intersectionality of racism, profiling, and criminal justice.
Evening keynote speakers will be The Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. Together they will address both theological and legal aspects of human migration. An immigrant from Guatemala, a committed pastor, a nationally recognized immigration leader, and a sought-after speaker, Dr. Vásquez-Levy leads at the intersection of faith, higher education, and social change. He is the author of publications exploring migration stories in sacred texts and in people’s lives. Attorney General Rosenblum is deeply committed to upholding civil rights for all Oregonians. As a federal prosecutor, judge and attorney general, she has advocated for and protected the most vulnerable among us,including immigrants, people of color, religious minorities, and LGBTQ+ people.
Register online at emoregon.org or by calling (503) 221-1504.
We are hoping to take the FBC Van. Sign-up at FBC’s Welcome Kiosk or call the church office, 503-472-7941.