Over the Fence and Under the Radar: Border-crossing Conversations at Judson Memorial Church

Judson Memorial Church’s "Over the Fence and Under the Radar" series begins this Sunday at 1pm.  This will be an excellent opportunity to consult with local experts on US immigration, and discuss its implications within the context of our principles.  Come to listen, ask questions, and get ideas to take back to your own congregation or community.

How did immigrants impact the United States in the past? What does immigration mean today? Who are our new immigrants, and why are they here?  What impact does immigration have on our democracy, our economy, our society? What would fair immigration policies and laws look like? What will the future hold and how can we build a strong diverse country?

Join a series of Sunday afternoon dialogues at Judson Memorial Church about these very complex and compelling issues. Each discussion, led by a guest speaker, will focus on a different set of issues raised by immigration, especially undocumented immigrants, in the United States and our city today.


February 17   
The History of Immigration in the U.S.– Legal and Illegal

with David Wilson, co-author of The Politics of Immigration

February 24 
Immigration Law – What Works and What Does Not Work

with Prof. Nancy Morawetz, NYU School of Law, Immigrant Rights Clinic

March 2 
The Impact of Immigration on U.S. Society

with David Dyssegaard Kallick, Senior Fellow at the Fiscal Policy Institute and principal author of Working for a Better Life: A Profile of Immigrants in the New York Economy

March 9
Moving from the Language of "They" to "We"
(asking what is a more healing, inclusive, and democratic way to frame the current immigration debate)

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
(between Thompson and Sullivan Streets in Greenwich Village)
Subway: A-C-E-B-D-F-V to West 4th
1 – 3 pm
Refreshments    Childcare available

For more information contact the church at:  212-477-0351

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