The Current Immigration and Refugee Crisis
By Jon Sievert
At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, novelist Sher Davidson explores immigration and refugee issues inspired by her past work and experiences in Central America.
“The Current Immigration and Refugee Crisis”
By Sher Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15
Large-scale Central American migration to the United States, primarily from the northern triangle of El Salvador, Guatamala, and Honduras, has been driven mainly by economic hardship, political instability, and mounting violence in the region. Most recently, the surge in unaccompanied children seeking entrance to the United States has increased rapidly, doubling in volume each year.
Davidson will focus on finding solutions congruent with our values as peacemakers and compassionate beings. Her goal is to begin the conversation about one of the most pressing issues in our times with huge social, economic, and political ramifications. Her first novel, Under the Salvadoran Sun, published last year, was inspired by her deep concern for immigrants from Latin America and US Immigration policies.
A San Francisco Bay area native, Davidson holds degrees in political science and French from the University of California, and an art degree from Portland State University. Her professional background was as a jeweler and artist. A lifelong social justice activist, Davidson and her husband volunteered to work in Nicaragua during the Contra War in the 1980s. She and her husband spend six months of the year in San Miguel de Allende.
Special music for the day’s service will be provided by renowned countertenor Don Krim, who is in San Miguel for a benefit concert titled “Baroque to Blues” at Bellas Artes on December 8.