Nonviolence at the Border & Beyond: Protecting the Human Rights of Asylum Seekers & Immigrants
Monday, September 23 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Plymouth Congregational Church.
Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis
1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
In America today, asylum seekers and other immigrants are extremely vulnerable to violence inflicted by the U.S. immigration system.
PARTICIPANTS WILL EXPLORE:
- How the U.S. immigration & asylum system impacts human rights
- The capabilities they have within themselves to provide protection for civilians facing violence
- How to use nonviolent human rights strategies & tactics to keep vulnerable groups safer & more secure
- What resources & legal statutes are in place to protect people seeking refuge
- How to report human rights violations & seek justice
Participants will tackle different scenarios related to violence within the U.S. immigration system and decide what actions can be taken to provide safety, security, dignity, and human rights for asylum seekers.
Two local leaders in the human rights field will be the presenters: Madeline Lohman is a Senior Researcher with The Advocates for Human Rights where she focuses on immigrant rights in Minnesota, and representing Nonviolent Peaceforce will be Thor Wagstrom, a teacher at Metropolitan State University and contributing writer of the manual "Unarmed Civilian Protection: Strengthening Civilian Capacities to Protect Civilians Against Violence."
Sponsored by the Nonviolent Peaceforce