Loras to host award-winning journalist, author March 30

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Award-winning journalist Margaret Regan will present “Immigrant Families Under Fire: A Call to Compassion in the Heartland,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in the Loras College Alumni Campus Center’s Marie Graber Ballroom. A longtime reporter in Tucson, Arizona, Regan is the author of two prize-winning books on immigration.

In addition, Regan’s work has been published in the Washington Post, Sojourners, Newsday, Al Jazeera English, and other national, regional and local publications. She has been a TEDx speaker, and has appeared on C-Span Book TV, NPR, and on many other radio stations.

Regan’s appearance is initiated by Crossing Borders – Dubuque, a group of concerned citizens whose goal is to foster comprehensive immigration reform and to address issues that further this aim. The group raises awareness of injustices experienced by immigrants and advocates on their behalf.

“With great anticipation, I look forward to welcoming Margaret Regan,” says Mary McCauley, a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. “What better way to transform hearts than to share the stories of those directly affected by our current immigration system?”

McCauley’s past ministries include serving as a high school principal, administering at the BVM nursing home, directing health care ministry for the archdiocese of Dubuque, and serving in congregational leadership.

Sponsors include: Loras College, Catholic Charities, Sisters of the Presentation, Sisters of Charity, BVM; Sisters of St. Francis, Sisters of the Visitation, Sinsinawa Dominicans, St. Raphaels Cathedral, St. Patrick Church, St. Josephs Catholic Church Key West, Clarke University, Church of the Resurrection, Nativity Church, Mercy Medical Center, Inclusive Dubuque, Presentation Lantern Center, Clinton Franciscans, Dubuque for Refugee Children, Father Jack Paisley, David Harris, and Gwen Nilles.

Regan’s books will be available at the event and can be purchased at River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque.

Loras leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan institutions to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Loras ranks among 450 NCAA Division III athletic programs in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, 11th out of the Top 100 baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings, 13th Best Regional College, according to Midwest U.S. News Best Colleges and is among the 200 Best-Loved Colleges in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine.

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