Rachel Bohstedt Estes will discuss her work with immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border as guest speaker at the Wednesday, February 10, meeting of Altrusa International of Oak Ridge, hosted by the International Relations Committee.
Her topic is â€œLearning and Listening at the Border.â€ The meeting will be virtual, hosted on Zoom, beginning at noon, a press release said.
Estes, director of outreach and missions at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, began volunteering at the border in the summer of 2018, when immigrant children were being separated from their families at the border.
â€œI began thinking of how we can be the best community for each other,â€ she said. Estes called a friend and said: â€œI think we need to go there and make sure they know people with love are around them. Even if we canâ€™t extract them from the horror, we can be present.â€ [Read more…]