What Informed Citizens Should Know about Undocumented Immigration

October 29, 2014

Marie T. Friedmann Marquardt is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.  She earned a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University, an M.A. in Religion and Latin American studies from University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Society from Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion.  She is the lead author of Living “Illegal”: The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration  and has published several articles on the religion, gender, and civic participation of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. South.

Before coming to the Candler School of Theology, Marquardt was the Dabney Adams Hart Distinguished Visiting Humanities Professor at Agnes Scott College.  She has taught religious studies, sociology, and women’s studies at Emory University and Agnes Scott College.  Dr. Marquardt has extensive media experience, ranging from interviews on public radio’s “Speaking of Faith” to opinion editorials in national publications.

 In addition to her research on immigration, Dr. Marquardt has worked as an advocate among immigrants in Atlanta, helping to organize and implement the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta’s “Travelers Together” campaign for immigration reform, serving as a founding coordinator of El Refugio, a hospitality house for the families of immigrant detainees in Lumpkin, Georgia, and speaking at local and national immigration forums. She has recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica and El Salvador and will speak about the conditions there.

Some of the questions Dr. Marquardt will address:  (1) How does the current wave of immigration to the U.S. differ from earlier periods of immigration?; (2) Are undocumented immigrants a drain on the economy?; (3) Is the problem of immigration enforcement a problem of border security?


Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time: Registration: 11:30am, Lunch 12:15 – 1:30

Speaker: Dr. Marie Friedmann Marquardt

Topic: “What Informed Citizens Should Know about Undocumented Immigration”

Cancellation Policy: If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. If the cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance, the full charge for services will apply.

Place: Capital City Club, 7 John Portman Blvd., Atlanta 30303
Cost: Lunch and Program for members: $30 (non members $40)

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