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Culture and Identity

Being an Ally for Immigrants in Crisis

Broadcast date: 4/6/2017

The United States is a nation of immigrants and has benefited immeasurably from the talents, values, and contributions of newcomers to our shores. But with shifts in immigration policy, the Trump administration has tightened enforcement and increased deportation actions, and immigrant families and children, who have always faced a multitude of barriers, are living in a heightened state of fear and anxiety.

Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests about the upcoming event: “Being an Ally: How Faith and Other Communities Can Respond to the Immigration Crisis.” Together Kris will talk with Andrea Chmelik with the Women's March, San Luis Obispo, Diana Gorman-Teetzel with Together We Will, Cambria, and Captain Jeff Smith with the San Luis Obispo Police Department about how as people not living in fear, individuals have an opportunity to learn about the issues faced by our immigrant community, and how if one chooses, they might serve as allies. 

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.