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Creighton Welcomes Immigration Speaker

Ruben Garcia, founder and executive director of the Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas will be speaking at the Harper Center, Ahmanson Ballroom at Creighton University on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. The event, “Welcoming the Stranger: Immigrant Hospitality at the Border and Creighton,” is a part of Founders Week, an annual week of activities that honors and recognizes the founders of the University. It is free and open to the public.

The Annunciation House is a shelter located on the border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Its mission is to “accompany the migrant, homeless, and economically vulnerable peoples of the border region through hospitality, advocacy, and education.”

Garcia has worked with Creighton students during University-sponsored service trips to Texas. He will speak about immigration and the importance of ministering to those in need.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Creighton School of Law, the College of Business, the Graff Chair of Catholic Theology, Campus Ministry, the Cortina Community, Legado de Compasion and the Creighton Center for Service and Justice.

For more information, contact Ken Reed-Bouley at the Creighton Center for Service and Justice at krb@creighton.edu.

For a complete schedule of events during Founders Week, visit http://www.creighton.edu/events/foundersweek/index.php.