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CRIS 5k for Refugees 2018

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill CRIS 5k for Refugees 2018

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 […]

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Protesters Gather Downtown, Call for Abolition of ICE

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Protesters Gather Downtown, Call for Abolition of ICE

The national movement to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) turned up the heat in Columbus on Monday, with a demonstration that shut down traffic Downtown for two hours and ended in 12 arrests. The event gathered between 150 and 200 protesters, all of whom came with the goal to shut down the local ICE […]

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Somali Graduation & Scholarship Program

  Somali Graduation & Scholarship Program

The SomalCAN Graduation and Scholarship Program is an annual tradition that celebrates the educational excellence of Somali-American youth who graduate from high schools and colleges in Ohio. The event will be held on July 7 at 6pm at Hilton Easton, 3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus OH 43219. Scholarships will be awarded to a dozen students. Please […]

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Columbus Turns Out for Families Separated at the Border

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Turns Out for Families Separated at the Border

It’s a beautiful day for a protest. That’s good news for those taking part in the nationwide action planned for Saturday, June 30, dubbed the Families Belong Together march. The local version took place at the Statehouse on Saturday morning, with a crowd of hundreds pouring into Capitol Square in the 90 degree heat. They […]

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Fight Family Separation Fundraiser

  Fight Family Separation Fundraiser

A fundraiser to FIGHT family separations at the border Drink Specials! Catering from Freedom a la Cart! Por’ketta Food Truck! A speaker from RAICES Texas with updates from the border! More speakers to be announced! And even more activities and advocacy opportunities! Join us at the St. James Tavern for fundraiser to benefit two charities: […]

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Immigration and Refugees in Central Ohio – A Panel Discussion

  Immigration and Refugees in Central Ohio – A Panel Discussion

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.

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In a Fusion of Faith and Political Struggle, Sanctuary Becomes a Movement

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega In a Fusion of Faith and Political Struggle, Sanctuary Becomes a Movement

As the discourse around immigration reform changes daily, Edith Espinal’s own pending citizenship continues to hang in the balance. The undocumented mother of three has been confined to her sanctuary at Columbus Mennonite Church (CMC) in Clintonville since October 2017, when a judge denied her asylum case and issued an order for her deportation. Espinal […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

CLICK HERE to sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale!