Speaker, activist Anton Flores to speak at GC

Speaker, activist Anton Flores to speak at GC

Speaker, teacher and activist Anton Flores, “a prophetic voice of justice for immigrants,” will be on campus Oct. 27 – 29. Flores will present a special chapel at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27 and again in chapel on Friday morning, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. Both chapel events will take place in the Church-Chapel, and Flores will visit with other campus groups as well.

Four years ago, Flores left the security of his job as professor at LaGrange College (Ga.), to live in solidarity with undocumented immigrants.

In order to get to know the Hispanic community better, Flores opened his office in a Latino supermarket. Working from this office and his cell phone, Flores advocates for the rights of undocumented immigrants. On any given day, this means eating and praying with members of Alterna, an intentional community in LaGrange, and visiting local detention centers. Flores is also known for raising awareness of the “dehumanization and criminalization of immigrants” and organizing ways to overcome this injustice.

In the past, Flores taught at the Central American Study and Service (CASAS) program, was actively involved in the DOOR program and with the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in both Colombia and Mexico.

Written by Kelsey Shue

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