Combatting Racism and Fighting for Justice for Central American Migrants, at the Border and at Home
Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:00 AM

March 9, 2019
10 am - 2 pm
 
Mayflower United Church of Christ Faith Community
106 E Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55419
 
3 CLE credits will be applied for
 
Lunch provided 
 
Agenda
 
10 – 10:30 am  
Overview of Central American migration: push factors and U.S. response from 2014-today
 
10:30 –11 am
Witness testimony (Hear from volunteers who have worked with asylum seekers at the border and in Minnesota regarding the challenges facing their clients and their strategies for success)
 
11 am -12 pm
Overview of the basics of asylum law, how asylum seekers can seek this protection, and the challenges they face in doing so
 
12-12:30 pm
Lunch and presentation on ways to support asylum seekers in your community
 
12:30-2 pm
Breakout trainings to get the tools to help Central American asylum seekers, for volunteer attorneys, volunteer interpreters, and faith communities seeking to accompany asylum seekers