The Border Crisis: A Panel Discussion
Thursday October 10, 2019
A panel of leading experts will address the moral, legal, and historical dimensions of the current immigration crisis at the U.S./Mexican border. Panelists include: Michelle Mendez, director of the Defending Vulnerable Populations section of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network; Dr. Dario Euraque, Professor of History and International Studies at Trinity College; and Maureen Sweeney, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.
Co-sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies
Combatants for Peace: Working Together for Peace in Israel/Palestine (A talk by Suliman Khatib and Tuly Flint)
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Combatants for Peace (CFP) is a movement made up of Palestinians and Israelis who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence in Israel/Palestine, and now collectively advocate for a just peace through nonviolent means. Their mission is “to build the social infrastructure necessary for ending the conflict and the occupation.” Through joint marches, alternative Memorial Day ceremonies, educational events, and joint efforts to address the problems facing local Palestinian communities as a result of occupation, they seek to demonstrate that there is another way to be together, and that peace is possible. Suliman Khatib and Tuly Flint will share their personal stories as well as talk about the movement, its goals and activities, and the challenges they face.
Co-sponsored by Messina, the Department of Sociology, and Global Studies
Careers in Peace and Justice: A talk by David Smith
Thursday, January 30, 2020
David Smith, author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace, is a career coach, educational consultant, and trainer as well as the president of the Forage Center for Peace building and Humanitarian Education. He will speak about how to pursue a fulfilling career path promoting peace and justice.
Creating Capacity for Diverse Cultures to Connect: Understanding the Dynamics (A talk by Frank Eastham)
Monday, March 16, 2020
Frank Eastham is the current Chief Operating Officer at Bridgeway Community Church, a non-denominational and multicultural Christian church in Columbia, Maryland. He is the former Executive Director of School improvement in Howard County Public Schools and a member of the Human Rights Commission. He will speak about the importance of building connections among diverse cultures.