Bridges, Not Walls: A Justice Choir GR Concert
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Bridges, Not Walls: A Justice Choir GR Concert

Join Justice Choir GR for a powerful performance concerning immigration, welcoming new neighbors, and working together for a better community. The choir will perform selections centered on these themes. More details to come!

The event will also include information from community organizations providing immigrant support services, including our featured partner, Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) West Michigan. We are excited to share and amplify these messages of solidarity with the Grand Rapids community! 

Entry is free, but please claim a ticket to RSVP!

Freewill donations are accepted now via Eventbrite, and there will be an opportunity to give the day of the concert. Proceeds will go toward services provided by JFON, as well as supporting future Justice Choir programming.

Learn more about us at https://www.justicechoirgr.com/

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Journey to Justice Event
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Journey to Justice Event

Join us for an evening of reflecting on our journey to becoming a statewide organization as well as the journey of the individuals and families we work with who come to Michigan as immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Bishop Minerva Carcano will be joining us for the evening. Dinner will be catered by San Chez Bistro. Whether you have been with us on our journey from the beginning or want to learn more we invite you to join us!

Tickets can be purchased via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/journey-to-justice-tickets-58997062803?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

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Immigration: Northern Michigan & Beyond
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

Immigration: Northern Michigan & Beyond

Learn about today’s complex immigration climate with local & state-wide experts.

Presentations from Marcelo Betti, JFON-MI immigration attorney, along with a panel of local experts and keynote speaker, Susan Reed, managing attorney for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center.

Register (required) for this free event through the Immigration Event Link at: www.nmc.edu/student-life

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Asylum in US Law and Public Policy Discussion
Feb
20
12:00 PM12:00

Asylum in US Law and Public Policy Discussion

On Wed., Feb. 20 from noon to 1:30 in the Fellowship Room, you are invited to join JFON-MI staff and JFON-Kalamazoo Advisory Group Chair, Chris Schlegel for a facilitated discussion of the state of asylum processing for individuals seeking protection in the US arriving at our southern border with Mexico. Discussion will be led by Chris and our JFON-Kalamazoo attorney, Kathy Purnell. Two of our JFON staff members, Coral Cervantes and Raquel Owens, will also share their experiences providing humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers in Mexico. Light refreshments will be provided. 

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