Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) is partnering with the Columbus Crossing Borders Project (CCBP) in a public art auction of the CCBP original paintings. This special evening will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live music. All proceeds from the sale of these 34 paintings will be donated to support CRIS’ work. The event will […]
Come listen to Tofu Louie share his story as a chef in Columbus and how his Chinese roots influenced his culinary journey. The focus of the night is to learn more about different cultural experiences through listening and storytelling. Refreshments, appetizers, and dinner will be served throughout the night. Menu to come! The menu will […]
Calling all Columbus Foodies – are you interested in trying authentic cuisine from East and Central Africa? If so, join US Together at the African Event Center at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on August 16th for a chance to try traditional African dishes from Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Somalia, among other […]
DISPLAYced is an art exhibition and celebration fundraiser featuring the work of refugee and immigrant artists. The event is in Columbus, OH at TRISM on March 27th, 2019 from 5-10pm. Through DISPLAYced, we are looking to celebrate the remarkable stories and beautiful cultures of our New American neighbors. DISPLAYced was the vision of seven students […]
EARLY CHECK-IN for the run will be held at CRIS offices on September 7th. We are located at 1925 E Dublin Granville Road 43229. Please enter our reception office for directions to check-in. Thank you! In solidarity with the Central Ohio’s refugee and immigrant community, we invite you to join the CRIS family at our […]
Jennifer Nimer, from the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Columbus; Jhuma Acharya, of Community Refugee and Immigration Services; and Amanda Pritt, from US Together, will share the challenges and issues facing immigrants in our community. They will also answer questions about the work they do and the people they serve.
Right now, there are about 48 undocumented immigrants in sanctuary across the country. Several are in Ohio. One, Edith Espinal, is here in Columbus. Since October 10, 2017 — her deportation date — Espinal has been under virtual house arrest at Columbus Mennonite Church (CMC) in Clintonville. As a place of worship, CMC is considered […]