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Humanitarian Aid Is Never a Crime—or Is It? Faith and Civil Resistance at the Border

Wednesday, April 7
7 – 8 p.m.

In this conversation, Fordham professor Leo Guardado and the Rev. John Fife will offer reflections on the moral implications of border policy, nonviolent direct action, linkages between academic work and activism, and theology.

Fife is a Presbyterian minister, a member of the original Sanctuary Movement, and co-founder of the immigrant rights group No More Deaths/No Más Muertes. In the 1980s, Fife co-founded the Sanctuary Movement in the U.S., which organized more than 500 churches to help refugees cross the border and find sanctuary. In 2004, Fife co-founded the coalition No More Deaths to attempt to end the deaths of immigrants along the U.S./Mexico border, and he continues to work closely on the issue of immigration and border deaths.

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This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.