Join On Earth Peace’s Migrant Justice Learning Action Community in a two-part virtual event. The first session will feature a presentation from Phyllis Yvonne Dodd on her recent book, Love Has No Borders: True Stories of Desperation as seen by a Social Worker. Phyllis Yvonne Dodd has devoted her life to providing assistance, healing, and opportunity for the most vulnerable among us. As she recounts her story, she weaves in the narratives of the asylum seekers, immigrants, and refugees she assisted after they fled their countries to find safety in the United States. In the second session, a woman seeking asylum will share her story to provide hope and to help others who have also experienced sexual abuse and domestic violence.* On Earth Peace’s Migrant Justice Organizer Intern will provide live translation from Spanish to English during the second session.
*To honor and respect both guest speakers, you MUST attend the first session to access the second session.
The times and dates of the two-part virtual event are as follows:
Session 1: March 20 at 3:00 PM (PST)/6:00 PM (EST)
Session 2: March 21 at 3:00 PM (PST)/6:00 PM (EST)
Learn more about Phyllis Yvonne Dodd and On Earth Peace’s Migrant Justice Learning Action Community below:
Phyllis (Yvonne) Dodd lives in Greensboro, Maryland and is an employee of La Red Health Center where she is a Licensed Bilingual Clinical Social Worker, working primarily with Latino families and children in the area of domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse. She also spends time with the Mid-Shore Council on Domestic Violence working with immigrant victims of domestic violence. Phyllis is a graduate of Juniata College and studied her junior year abroad in Barcelona, Spain through Brethren Colleges Abroad. She began her work in Ecuador as a Peace Corps volunteer and has continued to build her social work skills over the years. She completed her master’s in social work from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She has written a curriculum called “The 10 Commandments of Wellness” (Church of the Brethren) for use in church settings. In doing so she has helped individuals seek better ways of taking care of themselves in holistic ways. Her work with the Church of the Brethren includes serving as Refugee Resettlement Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic District, Chairperson of the District Peace & Justice Committee, and board member of Brethren Peace Fellowship. In her spare time she interviews immigrants who are seeking asylum in the United States and writes mental health evaluations for their asylum applications, U-Visa’s and T-visas, through her private practice, Crossroads of Georgetown. She has found that her passion for peace and justice in the world is her premise for all that she does to work for those who are “voiceless”. In her spare time, she enjoys flatpicking guitar and playing doghouse bass with her bluegrass band.
OEP’s Migrant Justice Learning Action Community is an inclusive community that provides awareness, education, collaboration, and action among advocates and organizations committed to migrant justice. Through relationship and capacity building, it is a platform that unites and empowers its members to actualize values of love, peace, justice, belonging, and human concern for migrant communities.
What to expect:
- Mutual exploration of our capacity and commitment to migrant justice
- Personal reflection and time to journal
- Building community with migrant justice advocates
If you plan to attend, please RSVP below. Once you do so, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email: [email protected]