June 19, 2014 at 9:14 am EDT | by Staff reports
Robinson to moderate asylum discussion
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Bishop Gene Robinson (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) presents “LGBT Asylum: How Faith Communities Can Respond,” a discussion about how churches can provide help to asylum seekers, on Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Bishop Gene Robinson will moderate the discussion that will focus on how faith communities can assist individuals who flee their homes due to LGBT persecution and relocate to the District. Discussion topics include how to provide assistance through shelter, food and other basic support. Speakers for the event are Michael Sistzky, staff attorney for Immigration Equality; Temi Oke, a former asylum seeker; and Steven Brooks, who has provided housing for asylum seekers.

This event will be videotaped and shared with the community. ID is required for admittance. For more details, visit thedccenter.org.


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