Multiple activities for the campus community have been scheduled for Immigration Coalition Advocacy Week, taking place at Hope across nine days, from Monday, Oct. 30, through Tuesday, Nov. 7.
The purpose of this week is to provide a well-rounded perspective on issues surrounding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and overall immigration reform. Partnering with various organizations, this week will highlight the intersectional nature of this issue and how all members of the Hope community can take action.
Advocacy tables will be stationed at Phelps Dining Hall during lunch and dinner on Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
Vox Populi will host a panel discussion on Monday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. in the programming room of the Bultman Student Center.
Students have organized a march in support of DACA that will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The event will begin at the Pine Grove and end at Holland City Hall.
There will be a presentation by the “Blessing Not Burden” campaign of the Christian Reformed Church’s Office of Social Justice on Friday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Maas Center conference room.
The activities will conclude with a panel discussion featuring pastors on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.
The week is co-sponsored by Hope programs and groups including the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Ministries, the GROW Collaboration, the Latino Student Organization, Vox Populi, Hope College Democrats and Hope United for Justice, as well as by the “Blessing Not Burden” campaign.