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Public Forum: Loving the Stranger

Loving the Stranger: A Christian Reflection on Refugees and Immigration

6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in the Chapel
Open to the public, free admission

Chicago attorney Hunter Wiggins will lay a Christ-centered foundation for issues involving refugees and asylum seekers. Then he will discuss changing interpretations of U.S. immigration law, what is really happening to families and individuals at the border — and how Christians can respond.

Wiggins frequently travels to the Mexican border at Laredo, Texas, to give free legal representation to people seeking asylum in the U.S. He also has worked with refugees from Asia and Africa.

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Public Forum on Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence

Learn how Rockford is being affected by human trafficking and domestic violence and what our community can do about it. There will be a presentation given by Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation – RAASE, Inc. and the Mayor’s Office, and a panel discussion with Mayor Tom McNamara, Judge Rosemary Collins (17th Circuit Domestic Violence Court), Lt. Kurt Whisenand (Rockford Illinois Police Department) and Jennifer Cacciapaglia (RAASE). First Free Rockford is hosting the event; no reservations required.


**Due to the nature of the content, this forum is intended for people age 17 and older**