Jesuit Father Sean Carroll, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, will speak in Portland on the agency’s work assisting and accompanying migrants at the U.S./Mexico border.

The session is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at St Juan Diego Church, 5995 NW 178th Ave.

The staff of the Arizona-based Kino Border Initiative share real-life experiences behind media stories. Kino is a bi-national organization founded in 2009 by six Catholic organizations based on the scriptural and humanitarian principles of dignity for all and a responsibility to serve those in need.

The vision is to promote humane, just, workable migration between the U.S. and Mexico. The mission, according to a statement is to “promote border and immigration policies that affirm the dignity of the human person and a spirit of bi-national solidarity.”