Serving Our Immigrant Neighbors in Northern Michigan
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Serving Our Immigrant Neighbors in Northern Michigan

Join Justice For Our Neighbors and the Northern Waters District Peace with Justice Team for this free event to learn about JFON's mission and our vision to reach more people in new communities. Experience stories of clients we've served through our Traverse City JFON office. Hear from a panel of people that work with the immigrant community about the importance and needs of our immigrant neighbors. There will be time for questions and also for fellowship.

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World Refugee Day
Jun
20
12:00 AM00:00

World Refugee Day

Simple ways you can support refugees and raise awareness this #WorldRefugeeDay

1. Upload a picture of yourself, your family, your friends lighting a candle to #WorldRefugeeDayJFON

2.Donate $1-$30 to JFON-MI in honor of the 30 people who leave everything behind to escape war, persecution, or terror every minute.

3. Add the JFON World Refugee Day Frame to your profile picture https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=2400220816705129


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Immigration, Global Migration and Human Rights Series
May
22
5:30 PM17:30

Immigration, Global Migration and Human Rights Series

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Please join the Friends of JFON-MI's Kalamazoo Office in this next event in the Immigration, Global Migration and Human Rights Series. The Center for Civic Engagement is graciously co-hosting and sponsoring this event.

In the Shadow of the Beast: Violence and Dignity along the Central American Migrant Trail.

Our featured guest, Dr. John Doering-White is an ethnographer of undocumented immigration and humanitarian aid. He is a graduate of the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Anthropology at the University of Michigan. In the fall of 2019, he will be an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

Light appetizers and drinks will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

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

Journey to Justice Event: Registration Closed

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 are required for this event and registration is now closed.

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Kalamazoo Office Volunteer Celebration and Training
Apr
30
5:30 PM17:30

Kalamazoo Office Volunteer Celebration and Training

In honor of National Volunteer Month, the Friends of JFON-Kalamazoo would like to invite you to a volunteer celebration and training. During the training session, we will invite new and returning volunteers to explore service opportunities, learn about our welcoming clinic model, and share updates abou new legal, advocacy and educational programming. We will also have light refreshments (including cake) to share.

Justice for Our Neighbors-Michigan provides free immigration legal services in the areas of family-based immigration and humanitarian immigration law.

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 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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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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