Education Session: Use Your Voice to End Child Detention
Oct
30
1:30 PM13:30

Education Session: Use Your Voice to End Child Detention

  • Fleur de Lis Room, Cardinal Rigali Center (map)
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In this educational session, immigration advocates Kris Walentik and Meredith Rataj of St. Francis Community Services will explain the current public comment periods on federal regulations concerning the Flores Agreement and public charge.

Join us to learn how crafting a public comment can stop indefinite child detention and other immigration injustices.

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Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Board Meeting

IFCLA’s Board of Directors meets regularly. Meetings are not open to the general public, but if you have questions or concerns you’d like to bring to the board’s attention, please contact Rev. Tyler Connoley, Co-convenor of the Board, at board@ifcla.net.

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Save the Date: IFCLA's Week of Gratitude
Nov
26
to Nov 30

Save the Date: IFCLA's Week of Gratitude

At the heart of IFCLA and the work we do lies the community that helps make our visions realities. The week of November 26-30, IFCLA will host daily events to showcase our gratitude for our members, donors and sustainers, and to raise awareness for new ways to get involved and help keep IFCLA the thriving community we know and love!

Stay tuned for more details on these events, which will include a happy hour monthly meeting, a Dinner Dialogue, a lotería night, and a salsa-tasting event! This is sure to be a week of great fun and even better community, and we can't wait to see you there!

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Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

IFCLA October General Meeting

  • 5021 Adkins, Room 122 St. Louis, MO 63116 (map)
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Please join us for our monthly General Meeting.

Whether you have been involved with IFCLA for a long time or are brand new to the organization, we invite you to come spend an hour with the staff and board and get to know the organization, and find out how you can be involved.

The address is 5021 Adkins, Room 122, St. Louis, MO, 63116. Please ring the doorbell to enter the building. See you soon!

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Board Meeting

IFCLA’s Board of Directors meets regularly. Meetings are not open to the general public, but if you have questions or concerns you’d like to bring to the board’s attention, please contact Rev. Tyler Connoley, Co-convenor of the Board, at board@ifcla.net.

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Dinner Diálogos: El Salvador
Oct
2
to Oct 7

Dinner Diálogos: El Salvador

SAVE THE DATE!

IFLCA is proud to announce an October Dinner Diálogos event, in collaboration with International Partners in Mission.

Join us on Friday, October 5, at the Parish Center on the campus of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, from 6:30-9pm. Our panel will include: Fatima Pacas, the Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean for International Partners in Mission; Marissa Ornelas, student and IFCLA volunteer who recently completed a 10-week internship with the CARA Pro-Bono Project at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas.

Dinner will be served, so please RSVP online in advance so we can order the most accurate quantity of food. Payment may be made online or at the door (but please RSVP online regardless!).

Suggested donation: $20 general admission, $15 JPS members, or $10 students/low-income.

*Please check back soon for event details and online registration.*

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ICE Accompaniment Project Training
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

ICE Accompaniment Project Training

Many of our neighbors are forced to appear at regular check-ins at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and sub-contractor offices during the process of their immigration case. Accompanying individuals in solidarity to these check-ins can be a successful tool to protect against the threat of deportation and can offer a space of community and comfort during traumatic times.

IFCLA has over 100 volunteers currently trained, and we are in need of more. Specifically, if you identify as clergy and/or are bilingual and could serve as an interpreter, we would love you to get involved!

You do not need to speak Spanish to participate. Attending a training does not obligate you to participate in the program. So please, join us!

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Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

General Meeting

Please join us for our monthly General Meeting.

Whether you have been involved with IFCLA for a long time or are brand new to the organization, we invite you to come spend an hour with the staff and board and get to know the organization, and find out how you can be involved.

The address is 5021 Adkins, Room 122, St. Louis, MO, 63116. Please ring the doorbell to enter the building. See you soon!


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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Board Meeting

IFCLA’s Board of Directors meets regularly. Meetings are not open to the general public, but if you have questions or concerns you’d like to bring to the board’s attention, please contact Rev. Tyler Connoley, Co-convenor of the Board, at board@ifcla.net.

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Alex Belongs Here: Week of Action
Sep
16
to Sep 23

Alex Belongs Here: Week of Action

September 21 marks one year that Alex Garcia has been living in sanctuary in Missouri. Alex, his family, the congregation and the community remain committed to justice. When the rights of some in America are threatened, all of our rights are threatened. We will stand with Alex until he is able to return home to Poplar Bluff and live a life of dignity with his family.

There are many events and opportunities to support Alex and his family during this week. Please visit the Week of Action website for details.

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Fiestas Patrias on Cherokee Street
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Fiestas Patrias on Cherokee Street

  • 2800 Cherokee St St Louis, MO 63118 United States (map)
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De nuevo, nuestros amigos en Latinos en Axion presentan las Fiestas Patrias - el proximo fin de semana, el sabado 15 de septiembre. Celebración de la Independencia de Mexico - Ambiente familiar * toro mecánico * Música Mayor información al telefono 314-874-6833 /  314-243-4657

Our friends at Latinos en Axion are once again hosting the Fiestas Patrias - next weekend, Saturday, September 15. Celebrate with us the Mexican Independence- Family-friendly - mechanical bull  - Music . For more information call at 314-874-6833 / 314-243-4657

Para detalles del evento/For event details: evento en Facebook.

 

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UNITED WE STAND
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

UNITED WE STAND

  • Henry Givens Administration Building (map)
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From Resistance. To Opposition. To Political Power.

Speakers:

Sara John, Executive Director Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America, Damen Alexander & Brian Wingbermuehle, students Demand Action, Dave Cook, President UFCW 655

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Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

August General Meeting

Please join us for our IFCLA General Meeting on Monday the 27th at 6:30pm! The address is 5021 Adkins, Room 122, St. Louis, MO, 63116. Whether you have been involved with IFCLA for a long time or are brand new to the organization, we invite you to come spend an hour or two with the staff and board and get to know the organization, and find out what you can do.

General meetings will be held the final Monday evening of each month.

For details, click here to view this event on Facebook.

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Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

July General Meeting

Please join us for our IFCLA General Meeting on Monday the 23rd at 6pm! The address is 5021 Adkins, Room 122, St. Louis, MO, 63116. Whether you have been involved with IFCLA for a long time or are brand new to the organization, we invite you to come spend an hour or two with the staff and board and get to know the organization, and find out what you can do.

General meetings will be held the final Monday evening of each month.

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Farewell to Ellie-Board Member, Volunteer, and Friend
Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

Farewell to Ellie-Board Member, Volunteer, and Friend

Join IFCLA board and staff for a farewell dinner for our volunteer, board member, and all-around stellar human Ellie Urbina! She is moving to Washington, D.C., and we want to thank her for all of the work she has done for IFCLA over the two and a half years she has been a part of this organization. We will miss you Ellie, but wish you good luck in your new adventures!


We will meet at El Torito on Cherokee Street this Wednesday at 5:30pm. All are welcome. Food will be available for purchase.

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Immigration 101

***You must register with the library for this course. Click here to do so.***

What is the system for immigration to the United States? What shaped the system? Who does it fail? How can we respond?

Join Katie Meola and Sara John from the Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA) as they guide participants in exploring these questions.

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American Friends Service Committee E-Course Part I: Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

American Friends Service Committee E-Course Part I: Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves

  • IFCLA Office - St. John the Baptist Elementary School (2nd floor) (map)
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The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is offering a four-session monthly interactive e-course for groups to explore, reflect, and act for social change. The e-course will focus on undoing racism, understanding accompaniment, and exploring case studies in sanctuary and ICE check-in accompaniment. Since the AFSC is focusing this e-course for groups, Christ Church UCC in Maplewood, Eliot Chapel UU in Kirkwood, and Kirkwood UCC will have coordinated teams. For anyone outside of these congregations wishing to join, IFCLA is also coordinating a group. The IFCLA team will meet on the following days at the IFCLA office:

Tuesday, May 15th, 7-8:30pm (The IFCLA team will watch the recorded video together)

Tuesday, June 5th, 7-8:30pm (The IFCLA team will watch the video live)

Tuesday, July 10th, 7-8:30pm (The IFCLA team will watch the video live)

Tuesday, August 7th, 7-8:30pm (The IFCLA team will watch the video live)

To register: First visit the link below and fill out your information by May 1st. Registering for the course online will ensure that you are able to access the materials even if you miss the monthly meeting, although you will still be able to participate if you do not register. If you are registering for the IFCLA team, put IFCLA in the “Group Information” section. Second, email Susan at Susan@ifcla.net to ensure we know you are coming and to get reminder emails about the course!

Link to register for the AFSC course: www.afsc.org/csco

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Sister Rosa Maria Trochez: Honduran Human Rights Defender
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Sister Rosa Maria Trochez: Honduran Human Rights Defender

This talk is a part of the IFCLA Dinner Diálogos series. There is a suggested donation of $15 and dinner provided. Join us for an evening of listening and conversation. 

Please RSVP online by May 9th at: bit.ly/DDSisterRosa  

In the wake of the 2017 Honduran elections, the Honduran government has shut down the peaceful protests by killing, disappearing, and arresting their own citizens. Sister Rosa Maria Trochez, SSND, will visit St. Louis to testify about rising repression in Honduras and call for peace and justice in the country.

A native of Honduras, Rosa Maria accompanied thousands of refugees as a pastoral agent in Mesa Grande, Honduras in the 1980's. Today living in El Progreso, Yoro, she upholds the rights of women and the poor in coordination with her community as well as the Jesuits and local and national social movements. 

For more information on Sr. Rosa Maria and the delegation, click here

For more information about current events in Honduras, click here

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Militarization, Incarceration and Privatization in Honduras: A Conversation with Activist Karen Spring
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Militarization, Incarceration and Privatization in Honduras: A Conversation with Activist Karen Spring

Karen Spring is a human rights defender based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Over the last decade she has investigated and exposed the Honduran government's implementation of an extreme right-wing pro-corporate agenda. Karen tracks grassroots resistance to land theft and resource extraction by U.S. and Canadian corporations and how our governments facilitate efficient exploitation. Karen will trace connections between the growing prison system in Honduras, the arrests of peaceful protestors and discuss the realities of post reelection in Hondras, inviting you to help free the 37 known political prisoners.

This event is free, but there is a $1-10 sliding scale suggested donation that will go to support Karen's travels. There will also be drinks and food available for purchase at the Schlafly Bottleworks.

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Immigration 101 Part II: A Two Week Mini-Course
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Immigration 101 Part II: A Two Week Mini-Course

IFCLA will host a two-week Immigration 101 course over the first weeks in May. Katie Meola, IFCLA’s Spring practicum student, will teach about the history of U.S. intervention in Latin America, the evolution of immigration policy, the systematic criminalization of immigrants in the United States, and what allies can do about it. Join us for part II of this course!

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Stand with IFCLA on GiveSTL Day
May
2
12:00 AM00:00

Stand with IFCLA on GiveSTL Day

Will you join St. Louis philanthropic community on May 2nd? 

Please consider donating to the St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America on Give STL Day to help sustain our mission of convening an inter-faith community to accompany the people of Latin America in their work for human rights and social justice. IFCLA envisions a world in which partners reach across economic, political and social borders to build a sustainable future for the planet and its people, and we need your financial support to help us reach that vision!

Click here to donate!

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Immigration 101 Part I: A Two Week Mini-Course
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Immigration 101 Part I: A Two Week Mini-Course

IFCLA will host a two-week Immigration 101 course over the first weeks in May. Katie Meola, IFCLA’s Spring practicum student, will teach about the history of U.S. intervention in Latin America, the evolution of immigration policy, the systematic criminalization of immigrants in the United States, and what allies can do about it. Join us for part I!

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