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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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Life as an Undocumented Immigrant in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Life as an Undocumented Immigrant in Columbus

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 […]

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OH-Employment GreenCard Reforms Campaign

  OH-Employment GreenCard Reforms Campaign

Employment based immigrants must wait over 90 years to receive a green card due to archaic per country limits. This is an issue that acutely impacts Immigrants from highly populated countries such as India that also have the largest pool of high-skilled man power, estimating around 300,000. All the Individuals impacted have been hired by […]

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Looking Forward: Contemporary Comics and Immigration

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Looking Forward: Contemporary Comics and Immigration

Cartoonists Khalil Bendib, Eric Garcia, and Alberto Ledesma will discuss their work on the topic of immigration, in conjunction with our current exhibit, Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics. Book signing to follow. Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall. This event is FREE and open to the public, and is co-sponsored […]

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Hilltop Unity March: Stop the Hate & Violence

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Hilltop Unity March: Stop the Hate & Violence

The Hilltop community is rising. It is one of the most diverse communities in all of Central Ohio. While it has its challenges, people from all backgrounds live together as neighbors and are doing amazing work to build a better community. Unfortunately, some people have allowed hate and fear to drive their actions — an […]

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‘The Other Box’ Poetry Reading at Bottoms Up Centers Around Columbus Immigrants

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ‘The Other Box’ Poetry Reading at Bottoms Up Centers Around Columbus Immigrants

A 2015 snapshot of the contributions of Columbus immigrants estimated that immigrants account for nearly 25 percent of all population growth. This Saturday, a poetry reading featuring these immigrants and their children will open up conversation around this increasingly contentious topic and its effects on voices right here at home. Featured poets include Anisa Gandevivala, Ruth Awad, Ethan Rivera, […]

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