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Love of Justice, Love of Neighbor
February 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
IJPC is hosting a fundraiser on February 11th from 9:30 – 11:30 AM for IJPC’s immigration program. The event will provide a space for newly trained YES (Youth Educating Society) members to share their story of immigration. The event will be held at St. Monica – St. George (328 W. McMillan).
Sharing personal narratives is a foundation of YES and these members will be able to practice the art of storytelling to a kind, supportive audience before sharing to an unknown group or elected official.
IJPC will provide a light breakfast and a chance to socialize and reenergize with friends and community members. Seating is limited so reserve your seat by emailing mel@IJPCcincinnati.org or call 513.579.8547.
Esther Cabrera is the daughter of an undocumented single mother. Born in North Carolina, she is able to obtain many things that her mom and brother, José, cannot. While at the age of 15 José had to get a job at a mechanic shop that paid under the table, Esther was able to apply to her first job at T.J. Maxx without trouble. Esther is a junior at Roger Bacon High School and a YES Advisory Board member.
Mari Lopez was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and is one of the roughly 750,000 DACAmented students. Today, she’s a junior at Colerain High School and a YES member. As a young girl, Mari went to Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center (CIWC) meetings with her parents who were members at the time. There, Mari learned the importance of organizing and standing up to what is justice for everyone, not a few.
Alex Nizigiyimana was born in Tanzania but is from Burundi. Born in a refugee camp, Alex came to the U.S. at a young age. Today he attends the University of Cincinnati studying IT. His hard work and determination got him on the cover of his high school magazine to show other potential Cristo Rey High School students what they can achieve. Alex is a proud recent member of YES.