Confluence member Katie Guy, fresh from visit to refugees on the US border, will give a short presentation and open discussion about why refugees are fleeing Central America, why the U.S. government is detaining these asylum-seekers, and what you can do to help, from 6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday, March 3 at St. John’s,  Columbus.

In February, Guy took part in a Central Ohio delegation to the CARA project in Dilley, Texas working with detained mothers and children mainly from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. “Our goal was to provide legal and emotional support as they traversed the complex legal process of applying for asylum in the U.S.,” she writes. “But more than that, we learned a great deal about what is happening at the border right now and how we can help create a supportive environment for asylum-seeking immigrants in a deportation-crazed political environment.”

Join Katie and her colleagues from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 3, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1003 Town Street, Columbus. Confluence is part of the Episcopal Service Corps. Katie is serving with the diocese’s Latino Ministry at St. Edward’s, Whitehall.

You can read a blog post about Katie’s trip here

Submitted by Ariel Miller