Shabbat Starts Here
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About The Event
Join us for our Shabbat Starts Here Service featuring guest speaker Rev. David Fraccaro, the Executive Director of FaithAction International House. Rev. Fraccaro will speak about the predicted impact of the election on immigration policy, what steps we can take to advocate for immigrants in our community and what Temple Emanuel's role will be as a partner in the big new grant that FaithAction won for community projects over the next two years.
About Rev. Fraccaro:
Prior to coming to Greensboro, David worked as an immigration specialist with the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago, educating students and faith communities throughout the United States on immigration issues. David has also worked for the National Council of Churches, and the Riverside Church in New York City as Coordinator for Sojourners Visitation Ministry with Detained Immigrants and Asylum Seekers, the group the inspired the independent movie, The Visitor. Rev. Fraccaro is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and has been a human rights volunteer for the UCC in Bolivia, Kenya, and East Timor, and with the United Nations. His blogs and editorials have been featured in the Washington Post, New American Media, and the News and Record, and his work has been featured in Sojourners Magazine and the Associated Press. David is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity) and Columbia University (Masters of Human Rights). Prior to graduate school, David worked as an actor and singer performing in theaters across the United States. Click here to watch his recent Greensboro TedX talk.