Immigration is topic of community forums


How is Lincoln County affected by the current national immigration dialog? What are the economic and societal effects locally? What are the public safety issues for all residents?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed during two community forums being held this week. They will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W Seventh St., and at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at the Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place.

A panel discussion will begin the program, followed by an open discussion period with audience participation.

Panel members will include Pastor Bob Barrett, with the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church; Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers; Pastor Angel Torres, associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Newport; Katie Moss, an activist and volunteer from Yamhill County; Virginia Gibbs, a board member and volunteer with Centro de Ayuda; and Omar Hernandez, former director of Centro de Ayuda and currently a board member and volunteer with that organization.

This community event is sponsored by KYAQ Community Radio Station, the National Organization of Women and the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church.

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