Border Wars

   Campus News | Posted on April 5, 2017

The 2017 Summit on Social Consciousness will focus on refugees and immigrants. From April 6–8, Andrews will host its annual summit sponsored by the Office of Research & Creative Scholarship, the Department of Leadership and the Office of the Provost. Addressing an important and relevant issue, this three-day event aims to provide both an Adventist perspective and a respectful look into differing viewpoints.

Each day will focus on a different aspect of the issue of immigrants and refugees in the United States.

Being a Muslim at Andrews
Thursday, April 6, 6–7:30 p.m.
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Andrews University students Alya Suliman, Mohammad Talafha and Salman Alqahtani will discuss culture, religion and their experiences with the intersection of Adventist and Muslim culture. Steven Sigamani will moderate the event; refreshments will be provided by La Pita in St. Joseph.

Short Films, Food & Dialogue
Friday, April 7, 12–1:30 p.m.
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Addressing the refugee crisis, this event will feature two documentaries about refugees seeking safety in Europe and a story from an Andrews University student about his refugee experience. Baguette de France lunches will be provided to the first 150 attendees.

The Wall
Saturday, April 8, 4–5:30 p.m.
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

The Agora will host a panel discussion between two opposing sides on the issue of a southern border wall. John Nay, administrative assistant in the Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, and Jacob Metzner, former student association president from Southern Adventist University, will provide different viewpoints. Garrison Hayes, student chaplain and Seminary student, will moderate.

Co-curricular credit is available for Andrews University students.