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2012 Immigration Conference to be held this weekend at Avila


April 25, 2012

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KANSAS CITY, Mo - - Avila University and the Diocesan Human Rights Office of Kansas City-St. Joseph will present the 2012 Immigration Conference, featuring keynote speaker, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, April 27-28 at Avila University and St. Thomas More Parish in south Kansas City, Mo.

Immigration reform is an important issue to the Sisters of St. Joseph Community.

A mass will be held at St. Thomas More Parish at 5 p.m. Friday, April 27 followed directly by dinner and a keynote address from the Archbishop in the parish hall.

From 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 28, workshops by social service providers and others serving the immigrant community will take place in Foyle Hall on the Avila campus.

The dinner is free, and Saturday’s workshops are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Everyone will get to attend three different workshops of their choice. Registration for the event is at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=vi8fctcab&oeidk=a07e5iry3hrd32d362e.

For more information or questions about registration, email Avila campus minister Dave Armstrong at david.armstrong@avila.edu.



Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.