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February 2019

ICE Interfaith Vigil

February 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
ICE Office, 925 Keynote Circle
Brooklyn Heights, OH United States
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A group of clergy—Jewish, Islamic, Christian, other-- and others concerned for immigrants in our community are organizing weekly interfaith prayer vigils at the Immigration, Customs & Enforcement (ICE) office. This is a step of prophetic faith witness, and we are fortunate to find many neighbors in this city who are trusted partners in this work and share our belief that faithfulness requires prophetic action in situations of where abuse of power and great suffering exist. Please join us each Thursday…

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April 2019

MIAMI U: The Deportation Crisis Facing Ohio’s Mauritanian Communities

April 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Miami University, 002 Upham Hall, 501 E. High Street
Oxford, OH 45056 United States
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Lecture by Christopher Hemmig, Visiting Instructor of Arabic  Flyer for Hemmig-Mauritania Lecture

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AKRON: Press Club Panel on Immigration in NE Ohio

April 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Tangier, 532 W. Market Street
Akron, OH 44303 United States
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The broad national debate about the impact of immigration – legal and undocumented – plays out in Northeast Ohio as well. Akron and Summit County have adopted a “welcoming community” plan for refugees and immigrants, and much of the limited population growth here has been spurred by the legal migration. Yet Ohio has four Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities detaining people in raids across the country. The Akron Press Club panel will take a closer look at the issues…

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May 2019

CINCINNATI: Freedom Center Panel on Mauritanian Deportations

May 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 United States
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Museum admission/TBD

WHAT: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Mauritanian Network for Human Rights in US, Cincinnati Compass, Ohio Immigrant Alliance, and community partners are hosting a program to educate the entire community about the human rights abuses taking place in Mauritania today, and how U.S. deportation policy is 1) dividing Ohio’s Mauritanian families and 2) sending long-term residents to abuse, torture, and slavery. WHO: Julie LeMaster, Immigrant & Refugee Law Center (moderator); Houleye Thiam,  President, Mauritanian Network for Human Rights in…

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