RELEASE: Conversation about Immigrants and Refugees in Oregon

Manuel Padilla, Immigrants Refugees Oregon, Marylhurst UniversityThis free event on May 18, 2017 is part of the Marylhurst University Speaker Series

Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics and climate change. Oregonians have and will continue to see the results of international migration in our neighborhoods. How might we build more informed, responsive, resilient and vibrant communities?

This is the focus of “The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon,” a free conversation with Manuel Padilla on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in The Old Library at Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR 97036. More info: events.marylhurst.edu/marylhurst-speaker-series/

Manuel Padilla has done peace work in Haiti, Chad and Washington, D.C., working with internally displaced people, immigrants and refugees. Currently he implements reconciliation workshops in refugee contexts with the Jesuit Refugee Service, works with youth through restorative justice frameworks, and volunteers with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Circles of Support and Accountability program.

This program is the final event in the 2016-17 Marylhurst Speaker Series and is sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Through its Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.

The Marylhurst Speaker Series is hosted by Marylhurst University’s Department of Interdisciplinary and Applied Liberal Arts and made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

About Oregon Humanities

Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

About Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University, a private, nonprofit applied liberal arts and business university 10 miles south of Portland, Oregon on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving students who want to complete their bachelor’s degree or earn an advanced degree. Empowering students to impact the world since 1893, Marylhurst offers degree completion programs at the bachelor’s level, master’s degrees and professional certificate programs both on campus and online. We are the premier university that weaves together the liberal arts with professional studies and prepares graduates to be ethical leaders who think critically and creatively.

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2017-04-12T08:33:18+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Applied Liberal Arts, Interdisciplinary, Releases|