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What is the American Dream? (Beloved Community Forums)

Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N Vancouver
3138 N Vancouver Avenue
Portland, OR 97227, US (map)

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What is the American Dream in 2017?

Once upon a time immigrants came to this country in search of better jobs and a better life. But what has happened to this dream in an era when so many vilify and criminalize the very workforce of new arrivals that props up our economy? Join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors to discuss these basic questions of American identity, all while making new friends and deepening your community relationships. As with each Beloved Community Forum, we will welcome a community leader to share their vision of "what they are for,” and offer us all a chance to discern and discuss what we are for as well. Refreshments will be provided.

Our October gathering will be led by Ramon Ramirez, President of PCUN- Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United), Oregon’s farmworker union and the largest Latino organization in our state. Ramon has lived in Oregon for over 40 years, and has dedicated his life to immigrant rights and social justice.


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