Invasion or Opportunity?

"Courageous Conversations: Invasion or Opportunity?"

The May 8th forum focused on immigration in Alabama, and the Christian response to laws like Alabama House Bill 56. The event included panelists from Samford and the community, with Dr. Fred Shepherd, Dr. Mike Floyd, Azalea Hulbert, Taylor Bell, and Austin Davis representing Samford. They were joined by Zayne Smith, Immigrant Policy Fellow at the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice; Dr. Mark Bateman served as moderator.

This event was part of the Mann Center's ongoing series of Courageous Conversations, and was co-sponsored by University Ministries.

Panel moderator Mark BatemanPanelists Mike Floyd and Fred ShepherdPanelists Azalea Hulbert and Taylor BellPanelists Taylor Bell and Zayne SmithPanelists Fred Shepherd and Austin Davis with moderator Mark Bateman
Students respond to questions from panelistsStudents respond to questions from panelists



Drayton Nabers, Jr.

Brooks Hall, 227A


C. Cameron Collins 
Program Manager
Brooks Hall, 227B

Mitzi Lafferty  
Administrative Assistant
Brooks Hall, 227
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