Myths and Realities in a Nation of Immigrants
A public forum to dispel myths, raise awareness & humanize immigrant issues
Monday July 2, 2007
Dinner at 6:30 pm, Program at 7.00 pm
First United Methodist Church Patio and Sanctuary
625 Hamilton Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301
Knowledge is power. We invite you to attend a faith-based forum that promotes public understanding of complex immigration issues. Knowing the difference between recycled myths and reality helps put personal accounts of immigration into perspective. Myths and Realities in a Nation of Immigrants aims to increase civic participation surrounding this important issue. When we stand united, armed only with knowledge and empathy, we can create a kinder America.
The program will include stories of immigrants, information on why people come to the United States, legislative updates on the DREAM Act and Immigration Reform, and time for questions and answers.
Speakers will include Hilda Morales, Sergio Lara, Richard Hobbs, Director of Office of Human Relations of Santa Clara County and Cindy Avitia, Representative from Congresswoman Lofgren’s office.
The event will also feature a screening of clips from KQED’s original production “Immigration Calculations” premiering on Friday, June 29 at 8:30pm on KQED Public Television 9 with SAP in Spanish.
Host: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto, CA
Sponsors: KQED, American Muslim Voice, Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center and Global Peace Partners.
For more information:
Call Samina Faheem Sundas Phone: 650-387-1994
or visit: www.kqed.org/immigrationinfocus