This conference is sponsored by the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives (CUA), Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies (CUA), and the Office of Migration and Refugee Policy (USCCB).
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Caldwell Hall Auditorium at The Catholic University of America (620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20064)
Webpage: click here or visit IPR.CUA.EDU
RSVP: click here
This academic conference will bring historians and policy experts together to compare how Catholics in the United States have responded to new immigrant groups, from the nineteenth century to the present.
From the mid-1800s to the 1940s, Catholic clergy, hierarchy, and lay groups played a central role in educating, organizing, and advocating for new immigrants, many of whom were Catholic. Today, Catholic organizations are once again at the forefront of immigration issues: they are lobbying for immigration reform, ministering to the social and economic needs of immigrant groups, and promoting workers’ rights. To connect historical events to contemporary efforts, the conference panels will pair historians with contemporary activists, policy experts, and organization leaders who are working within or with the Catholic Church to address immigration law and immigrant welfare.
This conference is open to the public and free of charge. Please feel free to invite others using the attached flier.