Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Illinois Maya Ministry Forum - "Immigration Stories"

Saturday, April 17, 
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Rockford, Illinois, 
Registration:  $35.00
Presenter, Rev. David Vásquez, Campus Pastor, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa,
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Rockford, IL
Rev. Vásquez is presently the campus pastor at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. During this, his sabbatical year, he has been focusing on migration narratives--in the Bible and in people’s lives today--exploring how the immigrant experience mighthelp us better understand our sacred texts while engaging our faith communities in the contemporary conversation about immigration reform. Pastor Vásquez was pivotal in providing support and advocacy for the immigrant community in Postville and Decorah, Iowa, after the largest (to that date) Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in May 2008.
A play recounting the experience of the Guatemalan and Mexican workers of the May 12, 2008, raid in Postville, Iowa, will be presented  that was originally acted out by people who were detained awaiting deportation.  For more information and to see a brochure in pdf format, click here.

Send check to:  Rev. Mike Mulberry; P.O. Box 927; Byron, IL  61010

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