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Empowering Immigrant Families in Colorado

By Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director

Over a year ago I brought together a core group of 10 people to think about how to start a visitation and family support and empowerment program. Those ten people formed a group called Colorado AID. AFSC staff are key members of this group, continue to steer it and have dedicated a phone extension to the group’s hotline.

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.

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.


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.

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

May Day - International Workers Day

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 4:00pm - Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 5:00pm

may day

Rally in front of RI state house for freedom, dignity and quality for all.

Rally for dignity, equality and respect for all last year. One child carries the sign "I have a dream..."

International Worker Solidarity Day - join with people from all over RI to celebrate the people who check us out at the grocery store, fix our cars, harvest and prepare our food, clean our buildings,teach our children, care for our elders, do the daily chores of state and city government, fix our roads and bridges, make the tools we use, staff our hospitals.... the people (US!) who make things work.

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