May 2019

May 5: “Report from the Border” with Sylvia Cowan and Raquel Bauman. Eyewitness reports and personal conversations with asylum seekers at the US/Mexican Border are the topics of the 5 de mayo Lyceum.  Raquel and Sylvia will share stories and perspectives from their two-week journey in February through southern Texas and along the Mexican border.  They were Spanish-speaking volunteers working at a detention center and a bus station with non-profit RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, Inc.) under the UU-College of Social Justice program.  They also spoke with migrants at Piedras Negras in Mexico making the long journey.  Supported by a Social Responsibility Committee grant and parishioners’ good wishes and prayers, this was a life-changing journey.