Iowa Immigrants Voice Program

Shannon Sullivan reception in Des Moines

Shannon Sullivan

Shannon Sullivan

Shannon Sullivan is Regional Director of AFSC's Midwest Region.

Reception for Shannon Sullivan in Des Moines

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

Shannon Sullivan

Shannon Sullivan

Shannon Sullivan is Regional Director of AFSC's Midwest Region.

You’re cordially invited to meet and welcome Shannon Sullivan, Regional Director, AFSC Midwest Regional Office.

Shannon Sullivan began her service as AFSC Regional Director in December 2013. A passionate social justice activist, she was the founding Executive Director of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, a statewide organization that works to ensure K-12 schools fully address issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Stop deportations now rally set for Des Moines

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The Network for Immigration Reform Now--a coalition of organizations including AFSC Iowa, Methodist Federation for Social Action, CCI, LULAC, the United Methodist Church and Las Americas/Trinity UMC--will be hosting a demonstration and press conference for "Stop Deportation Now" at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 4, outside the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines.

Immigration Lawyers List 3-17-14

This list of immigration lawyers in and near Iowa was last updated 3-17-14.

Youth and immigrant storytelling video contest

Iowa Immigrants Voice Program (IVP)


Award: $500 & $250 scholarships for FY 2014. The 1st place and 2nd place winners will be recognized during an IVP youth event; other finalists will receive a diploma. Note:we may get up to 3 finalists and higher scholarships contingent to obtaining additional funding.


Latino Spring Fling

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 5:30pm

Latinos Unidos of Iowa invites you to attend

Latino Spring Fling

Silent auction bidding from 6-7pm.

Featuring Latin American Flavors

Tapas-style appetizers and refreshments. Tickets on sale now: Adults $10, children under 10: $5.

All proceeds to the scholarship fund of Latinos Unidos of Iowa.

Grace United Methodist, 3700 Cottage Grove, Des Moines.

Support increased funding for refugee services in Iowa

Please contact your state legislators in Iowa to support SF2270, which establishes a refugee family support services pilot program

Act now for driver permits for all Iowans

From Sandra Sanchez, AFSC IVP Program Director: Thanks to Brian Carter (United Methodist Church) for sending this alert to members of the Network for Immigration Reform Now. For more information, visit:

Jody Mashek on the Gift of Family Reunification

Jody Mashek directs the Immigration Legal Services component of AFSC’s Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines.

In one particular case, this man from Eritrea had not seen his wife and children in nine years. And he was such a ‘Dad’ figure, you could tell how much it hurt him not to be around his family. He cried in my office a couple times – here was this man in his 50s.

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