Sunday Faith & Life Focuses on Immigrant Rights 

May 16, 2017

Plymouth Faith & Life hour welcomes Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs staff member Glen Scott Davis and Northwest Immigrant and Refugee Health Coalition’s Cordelia Revells, 10 am, Sunday, May 21, in Hildebrand Hall.

Davis shares how his dynamic team, an office of the Mayor, works as a conduit between the city of Seattle and local organizations to assist immigrants and refugees. The office funds and oversees programs such as citizenship, language access (interpreters and translators) and the Ready to Work program.

Davis heads the work program, and will discuss workforce development issues in immigrant and refugee communities and how the program helps immigrants attain a living wage job and stability.

Northwest Immigrant and Refugee Health Coalition (NWIRHC) is a dedicated group of health and service providers that supports health and well-being of refugees, asylees and immigrants in Washington. They actively address security from all forms of violence and harassment and access to economic independence, health care and education.

Revells, who oversees case management for Jewish Family Services, in addition to her volunteer advocacy work, shares how recent executive orders have impacted the coalition’s advocacy and education mission.

NWIRHC presents a Town Hall event May 27 entitled “Displaced: Refugee Voice in Conversation.”

Q & A will follow Sunday’s Faith & Life talk.

Topics: Church Life, Events


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