"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.
Two Supreme Court decisions this week have implications on the death penalty that ring deep in the state of Ohio. On one side, the ruling of Duane Buck sets a precedent for truly examining the impacts of racial bias in our justice system. One the other, the refusal to hear the case of Thomas Arthur leaves inmates in a catch 22 regarding means of execution.
Updates regarding executions and legislation introduced regarding the Death Penalty in Ohio.
IJPC just published our Winter 2017 newsletter. In it, read about the updates regarding the death penalty, an upcoming fundraiser for our immigration program, about our Dialogue Facilitator Training, an update for the Coalition for Immigrant Dignity, and our volunteer needs!