Immigration Summit 2020 Archive

IMAGE: An altar for the children who have died at the US/Mexico Border

IMAGE: An altar for the children who have died at the US/Mexico Border (Photo Credit: Jeanette Rodriguez)

4th Annual Catholic Immigration Summit 2020

Hope in Solidarity: The Catholic Response to Immigration Practices and Policies in the US

The 4th Annual Catholic Immigration Summit has moved online! We’ve collected videos from leaders in local organizations 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. The summit runs May 15-June 15, and new content will be added throughout that time. 

Esperanza en la solidaridad: La respuesta católica a las prácticas y políticas de inmigración en los Estados Unidos – ¡La 4ta. Cumbre de Inmigración en Seattle será por Internet! Entre el 15 de mayo y el 15 de junio estaremos posteando recursos y videos para ayudar a las personas a aprender más acerca de los desafíos que enfrentan las comunidades de inmigrantes, analizando temas como la defensa, DACA, práctica y resiliencia espiritual, salud mental, asistencia legal y más.

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)

Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez, Interim Director at the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, presents a summary of the videos and closing remarks for the summit.

On this video, Bishop Elizondo expresses his gratitude and encouragement to continue to find ways of fraternity for all children of God. Most Rev. Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S.

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Welcome and opening prayer with Fr. Carlos Orozco, Parochial Vicar at St. Louise Parish, Bellevue

The process of Encuentro for Hispanic/Latino ministry has been deeply ecclesial.  It is motivated by reading the signs of the times and convened by the bishops, who call the Hispanic/Latino community to raise their voices.  In the context of this dialogue among the bishops and the community, we live a spirit of pastoral ministry illuminated by an ecclesiological communion and missionary vocation that seeks to reach out to those who find themselves estranged from the life and vision of the Church.  The main objective of the process of the Encuentro is to discern the way in which Hispanics/Latinos respond as Church

29-year-old Fatima Maldonado, who is currently under the DACA program, shares her story as she awaits a Supreme Court decision.

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

Taller sobre ansiedad, depresión, fortalezas y recursos de como brindar apoyo en casa a nuestros seres queridos - Karla Garcia, MSW, LICSW, Garcia Counseling. Recursos adicionales: Immigration Summit 2020 Resources - Spanish

"Navigating through COVID-19 with Our Five Senses," Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Ph.D., Seattle University

"Navegando La Pandemia con Los Cinco Sentidos," Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Ph.D., Seattle University

El director del proyecto para los derechos del inmigranteJorge L. Baron, responde a algunas de las preguntas mas frecuentes de la comunidad acerca del tema de inmigracion y los apoyos economicos durante la pandemia.

What DACA recipients should know while we await the Supreme Court's decision regarding DACA. Presented by Catholic Immigration Legal Services. By Nicole Peger, Staff Attorney for Catholic Immigration Legal Services

Immigrant Advocacy with Mario Villanueva, Executive Director of the Washington State Catholic Conference