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Rally and Walk to Oppose a New Detention Center

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:00am

Keeping Families Together

In June of 2010 AFSC help three young people testify at a congressional briefing entitled Immigrant Detention and Family Separation: Not a Family Value. In the packed house were 17 congressional staffers and 13 representatives of advocacy organizations. Co-sponsors included Amnesty International, Families for Freedom, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, the New Sanctuary Movement of New York and Wind of the Spirit.

Abused: a film regarding the Postville raid

Friday, February 11, 2011 - 4:00pm

Film showing sponsored by AFSC and a number of other groups.

Zacharys Bridge -- Children's Journeys From Around the World to Iowa

Zakery's Bridge: Children's Journeys From Around the World to Iowa is a new book by authors Kay Fenton Smith and Carol Roh Spaulding about twelve children aged 6 to 16 from nations around the globe whose families now make their home in Central Iowa.

The collection, recently issued by Des Moines-based Shrieking Tree Publishing, is the result of a collaboration with several individuals whose interests and talents have made possible a book for classrooms, coffee tables, and libraries that tells fascinating contemporary stories of immigration and resettlement.

A Look at Immigration in Iowa with Geofrey Fisher

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 3:00pm

Geofrey Fisher is a project coordinator with the Iowa Immigration Education Coalition (which includes AFSC). IEC is a multi-perspective group of business, labor, civil rights, religious, immigrant, education, social service, government, and other community leaders united for the purpose of providing Iowans with relevant and timely information about immigration issues and their impact on Iowans and their communities.  

Eva Castillo and Ana Herrero with Rep. Marcus

Eva and Ana with Rep. Marcus

Eva Castillo and Ana Herrero challenge Rep. Bruce Marcus' assertions about immigration after Jan. 19 subcommittee meeting.

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