Read what Edith Brady-Lunny reported in the Pantagraph about the Immigration Project.
Archives for April 2013
The April 4 fundraiser was a veritable Who’s Who of Chicago immigration legal services. Those in attendance showed up to recognize our honorees Craig Mousin and Susan Schreiber as well as to celebrate our work in Central and Southern Illinois. Attendees included:
- Ed Silverman, Director of the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Refugee and Immigrant Services division (and the direct supervisor of both the Refugee and Immigrant Citizenship Initiative and the New Americans Initiative);
- Ruth Ann Schmidt, Executive Director of the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois;
- Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director of the National Immigrant Justice Center; and
- Fred Tsao from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
In addition, several prominent Chicago immigration attorneys attended the event as well as other representatives from the non-profit funding sector, such as Tara Magner from the MacArthur Foundation.
Read the proposed bill, “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act“
Join us for a Wine & Tapas Tasting party on Sunday, May 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Trenton House Restaurant at 2 East Broadway in Trenton, IL (see map below).
Tickets are $20 per person and includes tapas (appetizers), samples of a variety of wines, and non-alcoholic beverages (soda, iced tea & coffee).
Knowledgeable representatives will pour the samples and answer your wine questions.
For ticket information, call (618) 444-5934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds will benefit the Immigration Project. The Lawyer’s Trust Fund of Illinois will donate $2 for every new $1 donated to the Project by June 30, 2013.
Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Coffee Nation, 3907 GE Road (GE Road and Towanda Barnes Road) in Bloomington
Enjoy margaritas and tamales as you listen to Latin music by the band Los Explosivos
Tickets at the door OR contact Laurie Bergner at (309) 454-3113 or email@example.com
On April 9, we hosted our second annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception. Thank you to the Garlic Press and Caffé Italia Ristorante for donating delicious h’ordeuvres and desserts for the event. And thank you to the tireless volunteers and interns who are the lifeblood of our organization!