Human Rights Week

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It’s Human Rights Week at Gordon College. Starting today Monday, March 27, the week combines national speakers as well as voices and insights from within the Gordon community. This year’s theme, “xenophobia,” highlights global issues, immigration and social justice. Organized and hosted by students from the Social Justice Initiative, this is the eighth annual Human Rights Week for the College.

Schedule of Events:

March 27
Immigration Workshop, author Matthew Soerens, U.S. Director of Church Mobilization, World Relief, 7 p.m., Jenks 237

March 28
Lecture: “Islamophobia & Immigration,” Matthew Soerens, 4:30 p.m. Ken Olsen Science Center (KOSC) 109

Open Mic: Jenny Yang, vice president of advocacy and policy, World Relief, and Matthew Soerens, 7:30 p.m., Bromley Lounge

March 29
Refugee Resettlement: Jenny Yang, KOSC Loggia, 7 p.m.

March 30
Theatre of Oppression and Conflict Resolution, REACH Ministry, MacDonald 131, 4:30 p.m.

“Xenophobia and Race,” Lisa Sharon Harper, chief church engagement officer, Sojourners, Jenks 237, 7:30 p.m.

March 31
Convocation, Lisa Sharon Harper, “Lives of Action” (a Social Justice Initiative presentation), A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, 10:25 a.m.

Student Reflections, Chester’s Place, Lane Student Center, 3:30 p.m.