Fourth Annual Catholic Immigration Virtual Summit is activated through June 15!

Fourth Annual Catholic Immigration Summit – May 15- June 15

Hope in Solidarity: The Catholic Response to Immigration Practices and Policies in the U.S.

The 4th Annual Catholic Immigration Summit is underway online! The Seattle University Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture  ICTC website is posting resources and videos to help our community learn more about the challenges facing immigrant communities by exploring topics such as advocacy, DACA, spiritual practice & resilience, mental health, legal assistance and more!

Here are the featured videos this week, and more will be added soon!

  • PRESS RELEASE expressing the immediate needs and concerns of agricultural workers in Washington state. Washington state-wide organizations and Tribes unite to request Governor Inslee and the State Legislature act swiftly to protect Ag workers   IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 7 2020

·         Welcome and Opening Prayer with Fr. Carlos Orozco

·         Fatima Maldonado shares her story as a DACA recipient

·         Edwin Ferrera, Director for Hispanic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Seattle, discusses the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the immigrant community

·         Karla Garcia, MHP, MSW, LICSW, shares mental health resources (Spanish)

·         Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Ph.D., leads a reflection on “Navigating through COVID-19 with Our Five Senses” (available in both English and Spanish)

The summit is co-sponsored by Archdiocese of Seattle’s Office of Pastoral MinistriesSt. James Cathedral Immigrant Assistance and Seattle University’s Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture

Thank you to the 2020 Immigration Summit Planning Team!
Joe Cotton (Archdiocese of Seattle’s Office of Pastoral Ministries)
Chris Koehler (St. James Cathedral Immigrant Assistance)
Veronica Mendez (V Encuentro Member, Seattle Archdiocese Employee)
Jessica Palmer and Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez (Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture)