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Racial and Immigration Discussion Wednesday with Jim Wilson

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
7 p.m.

Zoom Meeting ID: 873 7482 5071
Password: vrumc

Racism is not just a black and white issue. Racism often extends to people from other countries. As we stand united against racism, it helps to have a more accurate understanding of immigration and many of the issues facing those seeking asylum.

During our United Against Racism virtual gathering on Wednesday, September 16, we will be joined by Jim Wilson who will share stories of our neighbors fleeing their countries, and give us an inside look at what’s really happening at the border. He will help explain why much of what we think we know about “immigrants” may not be correct.

Jim is a professional musician, consultant, and passionate advocate for Latin American immigrants. After spending many years working directly in Latin America, he recently spent two weeks volunteering at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, where he met and served hundreds of arriving immigrants. He continues to work directly with immigrant families, those both in the United States and those awaiting hearings in Mexico, and volunteers as a translator for Project Corazón. He is a member of Christ UMC in Plano and helped them start a partnership with the Methodist Mission in Honduras.

To prepare for the Zoom meeting, Jim recommends watching a 10-minute video to get a sense of what’s going on with gangs in Honduras, whose threats and activities are driving almost all of the immigration here from that country. Please note when preparing to watch the video that there is a disclaimer that it contains graphic content.