Share the Journey: Working for Migration Justice


Share the Journey: Working for Migration Justice

Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 27, 2020

Share the Journey: Working for Migration Justice is a weekend virtual experience in collaboration with our community partners in Omaha, at the U.S. – Mexico Border, Washington, D.C. and Nairobi, Kenya. Participants from Creighton and the MAP program through the Campus Ministry office at Marquette University will explore the history, context, and current political realities of people seeking safety and refuge around the world. Ending the weekend, participants will reflect on and consider next steps, including advocacy, in response to the signs of the times.

Our format will include invited guest speakers and small break out groups. Small groups will have the opportunity to get to know and connect with peers. (We will have some fun built in as well: trivia, cooking, and even optional yoga) Groups will digest, discuss and reflect on the content over the course of the weekend. We will also participate in social analysis and Ignatian Advocacy.

The Jesuit network has encouraged local communities to participate in their “campaign for hospitality” to receive, welcome, protect, promote and integrate migrants. We know that immigrants and refugees experience hostility in communities as they flee and even upon arriving to their new homes. With more forcibly displaced than any time since World War II, join us to listen, to learn, to reflect and to act for a more compassionate local, national and global experience.

Open to all Creighton students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae. We are excited to also share this time with Marquette students.

Contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik or Jordan Malcom with any questions.

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The tentative schedule is as follows (subject to change):

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4:15-5:00 PM: Welcome! Framing our Weekend, Getting to Know Your Small Group
5:15-6:15 PM: Session #1 – Realities from the U.S. – Mexico Border and How Catholic Social Teaching Can Help Us Understand Migration | Fr. Rafael Garcia, SJ, Encuentro Project
6:15-7:15 PM: Dinner on your own/break
7:15-8:15 PM: Small Group Reflection
8:30-9:00 PM: Team Trivia (Optional)

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10:30-11:30 AM: Session #2 – Being with People on the Move in the Footsteps of Pedro Arrupe, SJ | Josh Utter/Andre Atsu, Jesuit Refugee Service
11:30 AM-12:45 PM: Lunch on your own
12:45-1:00 PM: Migration Examen
1:00-2:00 PM: Session #3 – Immigration 101: Where we were, where we are, where we might be heading | David Weber, JD, Creighton University School of Law
2:00-2:30 PM: Small Group Reflection
2:30-3:30 PM: Session #4 – Experiences from Nebraska Neighbors
4:00-5:00 PM: Small Group Reflection and Social Analysis
5:30-6:30 PM: Cooking for your Friends/Family Cooking Demonstration (Optional) with Chef James Martinez

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10:00-10:30 AM: Migration Prayer and Mindful Movement (Optional)
10:30-11:30 AM: Session #5 – Advocacy and Action | José Arnulfo Cabrera, Ignatian Solidarity Network
11:45 AM-12:45 PM: Final small group reflection and next steps
12:45-1:00 PM: Closing