Kinship Across Borders Reading Group

Used with Permission from Georgetown University Press for the Kinship Across Borders Reading Group

This is the first of three meetings of the Kinship Across Borders Reading Group.

Date & Time:

Monday, February 22, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Room 244 at the School of Law

During the recent Republican debate, the word that received the most attention by viewers was immigration.  In Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration, Kristin Heyer, a Catholic social ethicist with prior experience working at the Justice Department, invites interdisciplinary reflection on immigration from Latin America to the United States.  

To foster further reflection on immigration, the Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship and the Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy are cosponsoring a faculty and staff reading group. The group will meet monthly on the Minneapolis campus from 12:30 to 1:30 over a complimentary lunch for a discussion of Heyer's book (available to the St.Thomas community through the library as an e-book) as well as her April 8 lecture at 3 PM on the St. Paul campus.  

Three members of the UST community with extensive experience working with immigrants in the Twin Cities will lead our discussions: Deborah Organ and Marta Pereira, who teach the Theology Department's Spanish-speaking lay ministry cohort, and Virgil Wiebe, who leads the immigration clinic at the Law School.  

Please join us February 22, March 14 and April 18 to discuss Kristin Heyer's book and lecture on immigration and its relevance for citizenship and public policy in the Twin Cities.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.