Immigration

Intern From Haiti Gets a Chance to Give Back

An immigrant herself, Djenie Danjoint is an AFSC intern working on immigrants’ rights. Her mother allowed her to leave her native Haiti in a burst of hope for better opportunities for her daughter. Having to adjust to a new country and culture has influenced Djenie’s project choice. She works with immigrant communities in Charlotte creating 2-3 minute movies that tell individual stories. “I helped to write the stories and figured out what audiences needed to know [about the immigrant experience].”

Iowa Intern Listens to Immigrants

Mara Davidson, an AFSC Iowa intern in the Spring of 2011, describes her experience listening to immigrants and refugees who come to AFSC for immigration legal services provided by Jody Mashek.

In this interview with Jon Krieg, Mara talks about the relevance of social media and the power of hearing immigrants tell their story firsthand.

A double major in advertising and writing, Mara will begin her junior year this fall at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

AFSC Immigration Film Series

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 6:00pm - Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 6:00pm

AFSC Immigrant Rights Program invites you to three film screenings at three locations in New York City and Newark, NJ. Please see attached PDF flyer for more information.

Pacific Northwest Regional Newsletter Spring/Summer 2011

Pacific Northwest Newsletter Spring/Summer 2011 Cover

Pacific Northwest Newsletter Spring/Summer 2011 Cover

Pacific Northwest Regional Newsletter Spring/Summer 2011

On Track for Justice: An AFSC Intern Goes the Distance for Immigrant Rights

If you want to catch Sara Crippen, you'd better lace up your track shoes. Tight.

A 2011 graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa and a member of the Central track team, Sara served as an intern during the spring semester with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines. Every Tuesday afternoon, Sara assisted Jody Mashek, IVP Legal Services Director, with walk-in hours. With a beaming smile, Sara offered a warm welcome to immigrants seeking a variety of immigration legal services, including family reunification.

Immigration and labor: Then and now

Gabriela Flora of AFSC in Colorado and spouse Jim Walsh, a labor history professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, discuss immigration on KGOAT radio, Idaho Springs, Colo.

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Immigration and Labor -- Then and Now

Gabriela Flora of AFSC Colorado and her spouse, Jim Walsh, a labor history professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, discuss immigration on KGOAT radio, Idaho Springs, Colorado.

http://www.kygt.org/audio/Jerry/2011/Jim_Walsh_Gabriela_Flora4-2-11.mp3

abUSed Film to be shown in Des Moines

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 7:00pm

Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting will be showing the documentary, "abUSed." about the Postville raid by ICE, and we invite you to attend, and to extend the invitation to anyone else who may be interested. Discussion and refreshments to follow.

Somali Bantu Stories

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