Schedule for Migration and Border Crossings Conference

MIGRATION AND BORDER CROSSINGS SCHEDULE

 

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Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, February 7

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Opening Keynote, “The Journey of the Migrant,” Juan Felipe Herrera, Former Poet Laureate of the United States.

Friday, February 8

  • 9:00 am – 9:45 am Coffee & Light Breakfast
  • 9:45 am – 10:00 am Welcome
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Worship led by Claudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship, Union Theological Seminary
  • 11:00 am – 12:45 pm Plenary Session One: Causes of Migration
    • Plenary Speaker: Kwok Pui Lan, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Theology, Emory University
    • Respondents: Kristin Heyer, Professor of Theological Ethics, Boston College; TBD
    • Moderator: Mark Douglas, Professor of Christian Ethics, Columbia Theological Seminary
  • 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Workshop Session One & Working Lunch
    • Workshop 1: Pedagogies of Migration
    • Workshop 2: Worship & Preaching for Migrant Justice
    • Workshop 3: Organizing for Migrant Justice
    • Workshop 4: Immigration Law 101 o 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Coffee Break
  • 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm Plenary Session Two: Processes of Migration
    • Plenary Speaker (40 minutes) M. Daniel Carroll, Blanchard Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College
    • Respondents: Peter Phan, Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University; Rose Cuison Villazor, Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, Rutgers University
    • Moderator: TBD
  • 4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Short Break
  • 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm Workshop Session Two
    • Workshop 1: Organizing for Migrant Justice
    • Workshop 2: Immigration Law 101
    • Workshop 3: Practices of Solidarity
    • Workshop 4: Pastoral Care
  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Dinner (on your own) (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Staibdance Performance of Moat (an evening-length exploration of human migration and relocation for 13 dancers)

Saturday, February 9

  • All Day: Juried Art Show
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – 10:45 am Plenary Session Three: Consequences of Migration
    • Plenary Speaker: Khaled Beydoun, Professor of Law, University of Arkansas
    • Respondents: Jehu Hanciles, D. W. and Ruth Brooks Associate Professor of World Christianity, Emory University; Todd Green, Associate Professor of Religion, Luther College
    • Moderator: Abbas Barzegar, Director of Research, Council of American Islamic Relations, and Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University
  • 10:45 am – 11:15 am Coffee Break
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 am Workshop Session Three
    • Workshop 1: Pedagogies of Migration
    • Workshop 2: Worship & Preaching for Migrant Justice
    • Workshop 3: Practices of Solidarity
    • Workshop 4: Pastoral Care
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Distribution
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Closing Keynote, “Displacement and Trauma,” Emilie Townes, Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School
  • 3:00 pm. – 6:00 pm Experiential Option Presentation on the experience of being a refugee by Heval Mohamed Kelli, Cardiology Fellow at Emory University School of Medicine, Clarkston Community Center
  • Tour of Clarkston, GA, with Mayor Ted Terry (not confirmed)

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