Author: Eleanore Ablan-Owen

ICPJ Harvest Dinner

ICPJ Harvest Dinner

Join us as we celebrate the work of social justice activists in Washtenaw County and raise funds to make ICPJ impactful and sustainable.

Register online here.

Or download the Harvest Dinner poster with registration form here.

Join us to honor

ICPJ Peace & Justice 2019 Honoree
Yodit Mesfin Johnson
 

Peace & Justice Network Organization of the Year
Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR)
 

Anti-Racist Advocate Award
Janet Nord
 

Emergent Leader Award
Hoai An Pham
 

Network Weaver Award
Ron Gregg 

Support UAW Strikers Here

Support UAW Strikers Here

ICPJ serves as a fiscal sponsor for some of our partners, including the “UAW Striker Relief Fund” as our way of supporting the striking workers and their families.

To donate without any fees, send a check made out to “UAW Striker Relief Fund” c/o ICPJ to 1414 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

To donate online (with a 2-3% bank/transaction fee), go to this page: https://www.icpj.org/donate/ and complete the secure online form. Make a note in the comments sections designating your contribution to the “UAW Striker Relief Fund”.

Organize for Immigration Justice

Organize for Immigration Justice

With the increasing raids and deportations; the deplorable conditions in concentration camps; the pervasive child abuse and human rights violations against those seeking refuge in this country, and the need to advocate for immediate change by our Congressional representatives in Washtenaw, we have a lot of work to do.

Currently, we are organizing to support existing local organizations that have long been directly supporting immigrants. And we are organizing to fill the gaps needed. For instance, we are working with more than a dozen organizations and congregations to build a Network to Support Asylum Seekers. Through this network, we are supporting asylum seekers in detention, fundraising to assist with bail, organizing housing, and supporting organizations that provide for basic needs.

There are many ways to get involved. Contact [email protected] today if you would like to connect to our Immigration Justice Caucus and current organizing work.

2019 Spring / Summer Newsletter

2019 Spring / Summer Newsletter

The 2019 ICPJ Spring/Summer Newsletter is available for download. Check it out for updates on Immigration Justice, Affordable Housing, Youth Arts Alliance, Colombia Peace Accords, Delegation to Honduras, and more.

Support Asylum for Emilio and Oscar Gutiérrez Soto

Support Asylum for Emilio and Oscar Gutiérrez Soto

We are calling on the ICPJ community to take a moment to send letters to your representatives to support asylum for Emilio and Oscar Gutiérrez Soto, members of the Ann Arbor community. We have made it easy – follow this link, enter your information, modify the suggested letter if you like, click, and send the letter(s).

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto is a Mexican investigative journalist who exposed military corruption in Mexico. Since then Emilio and his son, Oscar Gutiérrez Soto, had to flee to the US due to the active and imminent death threats targeted against them. They have been living in the US for ten years, always abiding by immigration regulations. Despite their compliance and strong case for asylum, their asylum petition has been denied.

Emilio and Oscar Gutiérrez Soto have become an important part of our community in Michigan. Help us support their efforts to seek asylum in the US and prevent them from being deported to Mexico, one of today’s deadliest countries for journalists. Please reach out to your representatives and speak up for Emilio and Oscar through the letter campaign.

See more information: https://www.michigandaily.com/section/government/dingell-upton-urge-halt-deportation-knight-wallace-fellow-emilio-gutierrez-soto