Malone University will be site of G-92 Immigration Conference
6559-March 15, 2013
G-92, which takes its name from the 92 Old Testament references to the "ger" (Hebrew for immigrant), will hold an immigration conference Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Johnson Center chapel, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested: register here. Participants may attend the whole or just part of the conference.
Speakers include Matthew Soerens, world relief church mobilizer and co-author of the book, Welcoming the Stranger; Lisa Sharon Harper, Sojourners director of mobilizing; and Dream Act student, Arturo Martinez of the Mennonite Volunteer Service. The conference will include interactive workshops as well as a response vigil and more.
The workshops will be repeated twice, from 1-2 p.m. and then from 2-3 p.m., so participants will have the opportunity to attend two. Workshops presentations are: Michael Rendon, a former border patrol/ICE agent, Sr. Karen Berhnhardt, on the intersection between immigration and human trafficking, a Dream Act panel, and Matthew Soerens and Daniel Watts on growing a grass roots movement within the church.
The goal of the conference is to explore an effective, biblical response to immigration. The conference is sponsored by the Malone University Spanish Club and Spanish program under the direction of Professor of Spanish Julia Villaseñor, Ph.D., Malone's student group, be:justice, SOMOS Community, Radial Church, and World Relief. Refreshments and transportation to the rally has been provided by Hartville Kitchen. Arrangements have been made for conference participants to get discounts on lunch at local ethnic restaurants.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2013.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709