Written by Sister Andrea Koverman, SC As I write this blog on the Sunday before Ronald Phillips is to be executed, I am filled with dismay and struggle to hold on to the hope that there is still a chance that Governor Kasich will extend
Survivors of human trafficking deserve more than the services we are currently providing, and they deserve equal access to government insurance. Human trafficking is a bipartisan issue, so why is it that the healthcare legislature is not reflecting the respect for all humans – especially survivors of human trafficking? In order to create a society that reflects our support for survivors of human trafficking, we must first provide care for the physical needs of the person. The time is now to take action and demand freedom for everyone.
Each semester, IJPC opens its doors to interns from a variety of universities and colleges in the area to expand our capacity as a small office. Our interns become a vital part of our work for the semester - helping us research, write, build better presentations, develop toolkits, and more. Our summer interns, Lauren and Seth, started in late May and we invited them to share some of their story as well as their impressions of the work at IJPC.
Want one of these signs to show you stand in solidarity with all those in our community? IJPC will be offering them (yard stake included!) for a $10.00 donation!
"There are realities of war that can clearly be seen throughout El Salvador’s past and present. Once you walk through the doors decorated in bullet holes, you see the beauty that is forever present amongst the people and amongst the country. By telling the stories of the El Salvadoran people and listening fully to those immigrant and refugees who have come to the United States, we bring to life the realities of a post-war community, and we truly see beyond what the news portrays."
In just a few short months IJPC and many other individuals and organizations will participate in the Flying Pig Marathon. If you ask anyone who is signed up for the Flying Pig why they decided to participate, you are bound to get a number of
As we continue on our journey for peace and justice it is important to remember that oppression is complex and multifaceted. Individuals experiencing one injustice may also be experiencing another injustice at the same time....It is those people who experience multiple forms of oppression that we must not forget as we work for liberation for all. Over the past few weeks, President Trump’s executive orders have increased deportations and detentions; spreading fear amongst the immigrant community. This fear is felt even more deeply amongst foreign nationals who were brought to the United States against their will: the victims of human trafficking.