Open Communities is a co-sponsor for this event that will be held at Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights (208 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago) on January 25 from 11am to 1pm.
Millions of immigrants have come to our country in recent decades seeking work and a better life for themselves and their children. Deporting them by the thousands has resulted needlessly in broken families, hardship for employers, and pervasive fear in communities.
Learn more about the system and be able to advocate effectively for compassionate & comprehensive immigration reform.
Kimberly Drew, Senior Project Manager, Economic Security Policy at Heartland Alliance, will provide an overview of the status of immigrant women and girls in Chicagoland.
Lissette Castillo of Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition (CNSC) will provide us with real life examples using her experience as an Immigration Community Organizer.
The program moderator is Jane L. Ramsey, Adjunct Professor for Graduate students at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration.
The individual charge for the program is $10 per person and participants will bring their own lunch. Refreshments and dessert provided.
For more information, call 847-853-8889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Council of Jewish Women is excited to be hosting the January program during the Tu B’Shevat Holiday, “Birthday of the Trees” as the roots of the trees symbolize the roots that immigrants plant when they become part of the community. We are a world of immigrants.