Plenary Panel VIII: A Reflection on Migration, Protection, and Race

Plenary Panel VIII: A Reflection on Migration, Protection, and Race

The final panel of the conference reflected on the interrelated themes of migration, protection, and race in the context of Pope Francis’ call to Catholics to go to the peripheries. Participants explored these themes from the perspective of marginalized communities—at the US-Mexico border and in the US interior—that are bearing the brunt of current crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, racial and ethnic discrimination, and nativist policies. It also reflected on what these realities mean for Catholic institutions, individually and collectively. Speakers include:
Moderator: Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies
Panelists:
  • Stacy Allen, Chairwoman, Young Adult Catholics of African Descent, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Dylan Corbett, Executive Director, Hope Border Institute
  • Joan Neal, M.A. Pastoral Studies, CMS Board Member
  • Sr. Norma Pimentel, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley
Media Date October 2, 2020