Welcoming Colorado Prompts Community Discussion through Preview of New Film
Aurora, Colorado – At a time when many U.S. communities are exploding with tension around immigration and religion, grassrootsand faith leaders in a southeastern Tennessee community are about to tell a different story. Welcome to Shelbyville, a new documentary about how residents in their town have worked to understand, challenge, and accept new immigrants, will be the focus of a community screening and dialogue. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free admission and refreshments.
Dignity, not detention, was the rallying cry Wednesday, when approximately 30 people gathered at the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office to protest conditions for immigrant detainees and the detentions themselves.
"Immigrants have equal rights. ... We don't believe detention is the solution to the current broken (immigration) law," said Chia Chia Wang of the American Friends Service Committee to the crowd.
AFSC, in partnership with African Service Coalition (ASC) and Avalon Community Center, would like for you to join women from around Greensboro in a time of sharing and fellowship. This is an opportunity to not only create crafts but create connections with some of the women who might have received a Refugee Welcome kit through the Humanitarian Response Program. Come and meet the families that we are welcoming to our community.
In July 2010 members of the male mentoring group in Logan, West Virginia, went on a camping and fishing trip on the New River.
The MARStar newsletter is published by the Middle Atlantic Region of the American Friends Service Committee. Read about one man’s desire to mentor young people as well as a recent intern’s experiences.
Siete Soles is a fictionalized but totally true-to-life account of a group of immigrants trying to cross the Arizona desert. Wendy Vasques writes: "We decided to show this one because of the slaughter a couple of weeks ago in Mexico of 72 Central Americans who were trying to get to the US. We will again have a shared meal and discussion after the film; please encourage folks to bring soup to share if they would like to. Last time we had a well balanced group of about 30 immigrants and 30 American-born folks from a wide variety of churches and organizations, and the convers
Protesters from several immigration and civil rights advocacy groups will greet Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the subject of a federal civil rights probe, when he comes to Nashua this week to speak at a Republican fundraiser.
While most of us relaxed and had fun on Labor Day, approximately sixty people affiliated with organizations such as the American Friends Service Committee and Comite en Defensa del Pueblo protested immigration policy at Aurora's GEO Detention Center, as they've done since last year.
AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program assists over 1000 people from 50 different countries each year. Jody Mashek (far right), shown above with Iraqi family, directs the legal services component of IVP.
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