March 24, 12-1 p.m., via Zoom
The United Methodist Church has Social Principles on Immigration and seeks to care for persons who migrate to the United States of America. Join us for our monthly interactive and informative lunch and learn as we explore some of the intersections between our faith and immigration issues in our current world. Join us as we hear some lived experience stories, perhaps from a perspective that differs from our own, as well as an opportunity for Q&A discussion. It will be an hour of fellowship, learning and hope.
Emily Baird Crisohon of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) will be leading this month's discussion, entitled "Transformative Conversations." This training will seek to equip community leaders to effectively engage others in difficult conversations. Transformative conversations are not always second nature, and they like most things, require forethought and practice. Join us in learning how to productively engage with others in a way that doesn’t compromise relationship.
A Zoom link will be provided upon registration for the webinar.
About Emily Baird Crisohon
Originally from Alabama, after graduating from Berry College, Emily became the Managing Director of a team building company in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to joining the TIRRC staff in April 2018, Emily was the Regional Organizer with Religions for Peace USA and the Director of A Seat At The Table Knoxville. She holds a Master of Divinity with a certificate in Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Emily was a 2017 New Leaders Council (NLC) Fellow and now serves on the NCL Nashville board. As the Welcoming Tennessee Coordinator, she works to foster a more positive narrative around immigration and create opportunities for local communities to better welcome their immigrant and refugee neighbors.