Let’s Talk for Immigrant Families, Congress, and for Our Nation

In light of the Pope’s visit, it is crucial to reflect on what we need as a community and as a country to move forward by making the United States a welcoming place for every family and individual in need and with a dream.

For Immediate Release
September 23, 2015
Contact: Contact: Emily Kessel, eakessel@nakasec.org

NAKASEC and Affiliates Encourage Community to Engage in Humane and Sensible Conversations on National Day of Prayer for Immigrant Families, Congress, and for Our Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On September 24, Pope Francis’ third day in the United States, immigrant rights and faith groups commit to a time of prayer, reflection, and action on immigration for the National Day of Prayer for Immigrant Families, Congress, and for Our Nation. In this joint movement, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC), and Korean Resource Center (KRC) released a guide to encourage young people, families, friends, co-workers, and members of various social circles to engage in a humane and sensible conversation about the struggles of migrants overseas and immigrants at home in the US; their contributions, hopes, and dreams; and our American values of family, equality, compassion, and justice.

Dae Joong (DJ) Yoon, executive director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Inhe Choi, executive director of the Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC), and Jenny Seon, interim executive director of the Korean Resource Center (KRC) encourage the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), Latino, immigrant, and refugee communities to join the efforts: “NAKASEC, KRCC, and KRC are committed to leading conversations with our youth, seniors, and one another on September 24, the National Day of Prayer, and will encourage community members across the country to engage in humane and sensible conversations with their families, friends, and other trusted community members about what immigration means to them, their personal stories of migration and their contributions, and how these conversations can resonate in our daily lives. In light of the Pope’s visit, it is crucial to reflect on what we need as a community and as a country to move forward by making the United States a welcoming place for every family and individual in need and with a dream.”

An editable version of the guide can be found on the NAKASEC website: nakasec.org/4845/national-day-of-prayer-conversations-guide-for-hosts/

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