Dear Social Justice Community,
As you may know, the Catholic community across the nation is still working to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Congress this Session. This Wednesday, November 13th, in honor of the Feast Day of St. Frances Cabrini, Patron Saint of Immigrants, Justice for Immigrants is asking all Catholics to participate in their National Call-In Day to Congress.
The toll-free number is 1-855-589-5698. When you call, you will be asked to enter your zip code using your phone’s keypad, and then you will be connected to your Representative’s DC Office. The message you should deliver is short and simple: “Please support a pathway to citizenship and oppose the SAFE Act.” Since January, Catholics have sent over 65,000 Justice for Immigrants postcards to Congress; we could have just as many phone calls in this one day! Please pass this along as you see appropriate.
Additionally, the Missouri Association for Social Welfare is hosting an Immigration Forum this Friday, November 15th from noon-2 p.m. Naomi Carranza, who is a student at Notre Dame high school and a DREAMer, is an especially powerful speaker! Here is all of the information:
Immigration Reform: What, Why and How
Path to Citizenship * Family Reunification * Workers * DREAMERs
Naomi Carranza: DREAMer Student at Notre Dame High School
Vanessa Crawford-Aragon: MO Immigrant and Refugee Advocates
Virginia Nesmith: Former ED of National Farm Worker Ministry
Ken Schmitt: Immigration Attorney, US Legal Solutions
When: Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 12:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park
5163 Clayton Avenue inside Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110
(Just down the road from the entrance to the Planetarium)
The Forum is Free
Lunch Buffet available for $10.00
Free CEH’s are available for Licensed Clinical Social Workers
Join us for an evening of fun! Support the Trivia Night
fundraiser for the
October 26th, 7 p.m.
Nerinx Hall, 530 E. Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Tables of 8 for $160 ($20/person) Includes snacks, beer & soda
Register by Oct 18th by calling our office at 314-721-2977
Please make checks payable for full amount to IFCLA and mail to:
438 N. Skinker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
Do you want a better way to have the immigration discussion?
Do you want to learn how the immigration debates began!
The documentary Harvest of Empire, examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.
Come, bring family and friends to see the free screening of Harvest of Empire, a film based on the ground-breaking book by award-winning journalist Juan Gonzalez.
All are welcome!
Place: Webster University’s Library Conference Room
Date: October 30, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
TOWN HALL MEETING
THE IMMIGRATION BILL: HISPANIC COMMUNITY IMPACT
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013, 7:30 PM
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business is bringing together a panel of thought leaders in the Hispanic Community to discuss the impact of the largest immigration reform bill in the nation’s history.
The Immigration Town Hall will be held in Saint Louis University’s new Center for Global Citizenship (3672 West Pine Mall) this Sunday, July 14, at 7:30 pm.
The Town Hall meeting format is designed to encourage an open exchange between the panel and the community about the most important aspects of the bill being debated in the United States Congress.
Join us! Bring friends!
Fast food workers right here in St. Louis don’t make enough money to support their families, or cover their basic needs, on $7.35 an hour.
We can change it – but we need your help. Take the first step by walking with fast food workers on Thursday, May 9, at 4:15pm.
Thursday, May 9th