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2018 Collins Summit “Human Migration: Claiming roots in an uprooted world”
November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 9:15 pm$15 – $60
Registration is now open for EMO’s 2018 Collins Summit exploring the causes, challenges and opportunities of human migration in an increasingly global society. Join a diverse group of refugees, immigrants, advocates and scholars to develop an informed and compassionate approach to human migration both within and across borders.
The event will include an afternoon seminar with a plenary and workshop sessions followed by an evening lecture by The Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, and Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General.
Afternoon workshop topics include the causes of migration, what the journey entails, challenges faced upon arrival, and the intersectionality of community concerns such as racism, profiling and criminal justice. Afternoon events begin at 1 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 6700 NE 29th Ave. The evening Collins Lecture, addressing theological and legal aspects of human migration, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Concordia University Gymnasium, 6430 NE 27th Ave.
|The Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy
President, Pacific School of Religion
Oregon Attorney General
Join us as a sponsor or partner in developing an informed and compassionate response to our neighbors in need! Sponsors provide financial support to produce the event. Partners endorse and promote the event to their constituents and may assist in planning workshops and recruiting workshop leaders. Your support will enable us to increase awareness and understanding of human migration. Download a Sponsor Agreement.
Cosponsors to date include: American Friends Service Committee; Augustana Lutheran Church; Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oregon & SW Idaho; Community of Christ, Portland; Concordia University; Crescent Systems, Inc.; DocuMart; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Oregon Synod; Pastor Don Frueh; Gorge Ecumenical Ministries; Institute for Christian Muslim Understanding; Muslim Educational Trust; Neil Kelly Company; Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church; Portland Parks & Recreation; Providence Health & Services; Quakers; Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary; Unite Oregon; Warner Pacific University.