Thu, Apr 21|
Food For Thought: The Asylum Process: A Personal Story (Part ll)
As part two of our series on immigration, we’ll take a personal look at the asylum process. Due to the sensitivity of the topic, this session will not be recorded, it will be LIVE.
Time & Location
Apr 21, 2022, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
About the Event
Join us on Thursday, April 21, at 12:15 pm via Zoom to learn about the overall asylum process, hear personal stories, and learn how we, the faith community can support migrants.
When someone arrives in the US having fled a situation of grave danger in their home country, they’re placed into court proceedings where they present their case for asylum. With limited English skills and often living in poverty, they're often confused by the complexities of the immigration system and everyday life. The challenges can be overwhelming. A Tu Lado (“By Your Side”) is a local interfaith volunteer organization that pairs faith communities with asylum seekers for partnerships of accompaniment, mutual understanding and advocacy.
We’ll hear the personal story of one asylum seeker, Danya living in our community and also from the faith community supporting her, Kieley Wilson. Due to the sensitivity of the topic, this session will not be recorded, it will be LIVE.
Danya left her home in Honduras, walked through Mexico with her young daughter, and arrived in the U.S. seeking asylum in 2019. She is a partner of the Dilworth United Methodist Church accompaniment team through A Tu Lado.
Kieley is a member of Dilworth United Methodist Church and the leader of the church's A Tu Lado accompaniment team. They offer practical help and together with Danya are building a mutual friendship of solidarity as Danya makes a home for her family in Charlotte.
*Given the continued presence of Covid-19 in our community and our desire to protect one another, this will be a virtual event.
MeckMIN promotes interfaith collaboration to foster understanding, compassion and justice. We envision a community that lives by the highest values and core virtues of its rich faith traditions and respects the dignity of every person. We live out these values by bringing together people from different faith perspectives and promoting congregational engagement through dialogue and fellowship.