2014 Bridges to Community Immigration Encounter for Youth
The Illinois Conference Immigration Task Force is offering UCC youth a unique opportunity to learn about diverse immigrants and their issues. Join them for a weekend of service and learning!
This is a wonderful, ready-made experience for confimration classes and youth groups. The weekend will include:
- Service learning with day laborers and other immigrant workers;
- Arts and activism workshop with undocumented students;
- Hearing stories from young leaders at the forefront of the new civil rights era for immigrants;
- Learning about how you can make a difference for one of the greatest civil rights struggles of our time;
- Potential visit with an immigrant seeking sanctuary against deportation;
- Hearing how faith communities, and, in particular, the UCC, are providing leadership as Immigrant Welcoming Congregations and organizers;
- And developing a working knowledge of Biblical mandates and how work with immigrant people and communities isliving out the gospel.
Rev. Sara Wohlleb, Co-Chair of the Immigration Task Force, has led groups related to immigration as the New Sanctuary Coalition Congregational Coordinator of the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN). Rev. Wohlleb has experience leading youth delegations with the ELCA Youth in Mission, a BorderLinks delegation tailored for Chicago, and a Bridges to Community delegation.
Questions about registration can be directed to Rev. Sara Wohlleb (email@example.com; 773-293-3680).
Registration is limited. Each local church shall provide 1 adult for every 5 participants. The Illinois Conference Immigration Task Force recommends the local church contribute $30/participant and the individual to also pay $30 for a total of $60 for each participant. This payment provides for overnight stay and food (lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday) along with all programming.
When: July 26, 2014
Where: Insitute for Cultural Affairs
4750 N. Sheridan Rd
Contact: Rev. Sara Wohlleb