Join us for a timely conversation in our Dharma and Justice series between Rev. Grace Song, James Lynch, and Kosen Gregory Snyder on Immigration Justice and Unconscious Othering. Available on Facebook Live or register for the Zoom Webinar: https://bit.ly/2Mcgl6n
Rev. Grace (Sangjin) Song is the Won Buddhist Studies Department Chair at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies and Buddhist Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania. Rev. Song is an ordained Kyomu in the Won Buddhist tradition. Before joining the Won Institute faculty, she taught at Youngsan University of Seon Studies in Korea. Her research interest includes Women in Buddhism, Interreligious Dialogue, and Contemplative Studies in Higher Education. She presented her research at the International Symposium for Contemplative Research and The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education. Rev. Song serves on the Advisory Committee for the GenX Buddhist Teachers Sangha and was recently appointed to the Mayor’s Commission on Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs in Philadelphia. If she’s not on the cushion, you will most likely find her browsing interior design magazines.
James A. Lynch is the current President of the Buddhist Council of New York and has been addressing immigrant justice issues for well over a quarter of a century having worked as a lawyer on immigration issues including the Haitian refugee crises of the 1990's, as an executive officer and founder of an organization dedicated to fighting homelessness and immigration concerns. Currently in his role on the Council, he helps protect over half a million undocumented immigrants and their rights in the NYC area against unwarranted governmental intervention.
*ASL interpretation will be provided!
The program is offered by the Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism.