On February 11th, the IP hosted a Happy Hour at Cowboy Monkey in Champaign as a way to introduce the agency to the community. A variety of professionals and students attended including participants in the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Illinois School of Law, a local judge, attorneys, and individuals associated with other non-profits in town.
Rebekah Niblock, the attorney running the Champaign office, and Laurie Bergner, the President of the Board, gave some back history on the organization as well as how the IP will continue to move forward in Champaign. There was a brief Q & A session afterwards where members of other local organizations shared stories and information on recent I.C.E. raids in the area. Thanks again to our gracious host, Cowboy Monkey, and to Beth Robinson for donating the appetizers.