CPJ Co-Sponsors Panel Series on Immigration Reform

UPDATE - March 11, 2011: Essays and dialogues from participants in this panel series on immigration reform have been published in the Spring 2011 issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs. Download individual articles or subscribe to the journal online.

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September 8, 2010

The Center for Public Justice, together with four other non-profits and think tanks, presents a series of three panel discussions examining immigration reform. The series features Christian experts who will examine the relationship between immigration and three key topics: social integration, the workforce, and security. Through a corresponding series of luncheon seminars, participants can earn a Certificate in U.S. Immigration Policy in the Modern Era.

The panels will be held on Capitol Hill on three Wednesday evenings this fall. Each evening, a networking reception (with light refreshments) begins at 6:30 p.m.; the moderated panel discussion begins at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session.

September 22: Immigration & U.S. Society
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106

  • Moderator: Kim Lawton, host of “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly” on PBS. Lawton is an award-winning reporter, producer, writer, and editor.
  • Panelists: Charles Olmeda, Pennsylvania state chapter director of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Kevin Appleby, director of migration policy for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; Jenny Hwang, associate at World Relief and author of Welcoming the Stranger; and Gabriel Salguero, pastor of Lamb’s Church in New York

October 13: Immigration & the Workforce
Hall of States Building, Room 383/385
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Must have photo ID to enter.  Pay parking is available on site (enter on E Street) or at Union Station.

  • Moderator: Michel Martin, host of the radio news and talk show “Tell Me More” on NPR
  • Panelists: Galen Carey, director of government affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE); Carol Swain, professor at Vanderbilt University; James Edwards, fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies; and Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

November 3: Immigration & U.S. Security
Hall of States Building, Room 383/385
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Must have photo ID to enter.  Pay parking is available on site (enter on E Street) or at Union Station.

  • Moderator: Galen Carey, director of government affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals. Carey represents the NAE before Congress, the White House, and the Courts.
  • Panelists: Jen Smyers, associate at Church World Service; Kyle Longely, professor at Arizona State University; Mark Tooley, president of the Institute for Religion and Democracy; and Mathew Staver, dean of Liberty University’s School of Law

Certificate Program
As an extension of the free evening discussions, a series of six luncheon seminars is also being offered at Nyack College, DC Campus. Enrollees who participate in both the evening and luncheon events can earn a Certificate in U.S. Immigration Policy in the Modern Era, the equivalent of a one-credit college-level course. Facilitators are Jenny Hwang and Jen Smyers. Luncheon seminar dates:
September 29
October 6, 20, and 27
November 10 and 17

Sponsors
The Center’s co-sponsors for the program are Nyack College’s Institute for Public Service & Policy Development, the Institute for Global Engagement, the National Association of Evangelicals, and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

Learn More and Sign Up
Website: http://www.nyackcollege.edu/content/DC_Lectures
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Immigration-A-Panel-Series-at-the-US-Capitol/131563886889477

Evening panels are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please email dcoffice@nyack.edu.

Enrollment in the certificate program is $300, with lunches included. See the brochure below (PDF) for more information. To enroll, please email dcoffice@nyack.edu.