Interested in understanding more about the history of sanctuary and asylum? Curious about the role Friends have played in these movements over time? Orlando Meeting will host an educational talk and Q & A with Dr. Linda Rabben, “Sanctuary and Asylum, Then and Now” at the Orlando Meetinghouse. This event is open to all SEYM Friends. Light refreshments will be served
When: Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: Orlando Meetinghouse, 316 E. Marks St., Orlando, FL 32803
Linda Rabben attends Adelphi, Maryland, Friends Meeting. Her eighth book, Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History, was published by University of Washington Press in September 2016. Since then she has given more than 60 talks about migration issues to Quaker meetings, community groups, advocacy organizations, high school and college classes, bookstores and other groups. She did field research in Brazil over a 25-year period and worked on human rights, migration, environmental and international development issues for Amnesty International, the Rainforest Foundation, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and other NGOs. She is an associate research professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland.
For more information, you can read Dr. Rabben’s article The Quaker Sanctuary Tradition.