The Stranger in our Midst

The Stranger in our Midst

MCC Immigration Community Day

Saturday, August 4, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Centro de Alabanza Church (440 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA)

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)’s mission is to share God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC’s program in Philadelphia proudly partners with Solidarity Christian Community Development Association (SCCDA) to provide assistance to TPS holders through adjustment of legal status, advocacy, resource referral and more. SCCDA is part of the Kingdom Builders Network (KBN), an MCC partner.

At the community day we will hear from a panel of speakers on how immigrants can protect and advocate for themselves and each other in the current political and social climate. This includes knowing immigrants’ rights and formulating a safety plan. Panelists will also touch on the role of the church in assisting immigrants and healing their communities. This event seeks to affirm the immigrant, to realize the valuable contributions of immigrants, and to unify the Philadelphia community. We will also reflect on performances from various cultural artists in the community and enjoy some authentic ethnic food.

For more information and to RSVP by July 25, click here or call ChiChi Oguekwe, Philadelphia program coordinator, at (215) 535-3624.