Exploring Sanctuary Hopes and Realities


Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Join CCHR at a Notre Dame panel discussion addressing the possibilities and limitations of sanctuary as a model for protecting vulnerable populations. Following the panel, informal conversation on the subject will continue in Geddes Coffee House. Co-sponsored by The Center for Social Concerns and the Institute for Latino Studies.

Participants will provide an overview of the experience of sanctuary cities while touching upon the subject of universities and sanctuary; review the religious history of the sanctuary concept, and how to reclaim this concept/practice as a central theological category; examine Federal, state and local government actions directed at immigrants, and the possible responses of lawyers and communities; and discuss the ways in which religious freedom laws might intersect with sanctuary.


Luis Fraga, Institute for Latino Studies and Dept.of Political Science
Rick Garnett, Notre Dame Law School
Leo Guardado, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Dept. of Theology
Lisa Koop, National Immigrant Justice Center and Notre Dame Law School


Jennifer Mason McAward, The Center for Civil and Human Rights