Family Separation & Immigration

ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life

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Summary for July 1, 2018

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Dear Folks -

I don’t know about you but I am, or was, virtually ignorant about the history of immigration in the United States. A lot of controversy has been stirred up in recent weeks about the issue of “family separation,” especially at the Mexico/Texas border. Because St. Paul’s has a large Hispanic community, Fe y Esperanza for example, it was decided to offer the Ordinary Life time this past week to an effort to increase our knowledge and awareness of this matter. To that end activist, educator and poet, Lupe Mendez, spoke at the 9:45 hour and, then, was available for Q&A at 11.

We have no text of his presentation. There is the handout that he made available that you can download below.

You can listen to or download the audio version of Lupe's presentation by clicking on the audio player below.

To watch the video, click on the video player below:

  Lupe Mendez

Lupe Mendez

I will resume teaching this coming Sunday, July 8. The title of that talk will be, “I Never Metaphor I Didn’t Like.”

I hope you have a safe and restful Fourth of July. We have freedoms and privileges that are rare upon this earth. We give thanks.

Also, the Michael Dowd event is now open for registration. I know November seems like a long way off but I expect this event to “sell out.” The registration fee includes lunch. Child care is available at no cost. To register, click here.

For those of you who are not aware of it, Ordinary Life is now live-streamed over FaceBook and there is a You Tube channel where you can view past Ordinary Life presentations. Enjoy.

If you are reading this, I want you to know how grateful I am for and to you.

Be well and much love,

Bill Kerley

To view or download the handout of the presentation, click here.