[Insight @ FPC CR] Our New Neighbors: Low-Income Housing - Sudan immigrants and Americans in poverty

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  • 5/12/19
  • 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Free
  • Ages 16+
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[Insight @ FPC CR] Our New Neighbors: Low-Income Housing - Sudan immigrants and Americans in poverty


Our community has recently seen a large number of immigrants from different countries and different cultures from what we believe is ‘Cedar Rapids American.’ They have left their home countries for more economic opportunity and a safer place to live. 


However, they have had challenges to the success for which they aspire. Finding adequate living accommodations, jobs and even safety has threatened their wellbeing. Significantly, there are those who are helping to prepare them for success in Cedar Rapids. 


Our speaker, Gary Connors-Boe, is a former Lutheran pastor and retired in 2018 from his work at Four Oaks where he was coordinator of the After School Program. Please join us from 9 am to 10 am in the Wernimont Room at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Cedar Rapids. These sessions are free and open to the public.