The LUM Immigration Clinic has recently received two gifts totaling $13,000 to support the operating budget.
The first gift came from the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. The Diocese donated $10,000 to the LUM Immigration Clinic to be used to support the operating budget in 2022.
Special thanks to Bishop Timothy Doherty and the entire Diocese for their continued support of the good work from the LUM Immigration Clinic and the annual Port of Hope fundraising event.
The second gift came from the Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. LUM applied for a grant and was awarded $3,000. The grant will be applied towards the current fiscal year’s budget of the LUM Immigration Clinic.
The Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs is a non-partisan state agency working toward economic, educational, and social equality, including promoting cooperation and understanding. ICHLA identifies, measures and reviews programs, supports legislation and researches challenges and opportunities affecting the Hispanic & Latino community. ICHLA identifies solutions and provides recommendations to the governor and legislature.
As a part of the on-going training of the LUM Board of Directors, each quarter their meeting features a program called “Pizza & Perspectives.” At last week’s board meeting, the Pizza & Perspectives program included a panel discussion featuring four LUM program directors. The panel participants (pictured L to R) are as follows:
During this panel discussion board members learned how the LUM Mission is being executed on the “front lines.” The panelists gave brief summaries of their areas including current client needs, new initiatives, issues, and future opportunities. This was chance for board members to ask questions of the staff who work with clients & volunteers every day and are fully engaged in serving the families and children in our community.
Pizza & Perspectives was a lively and informative event leaving the LUM board members feeling better informed and energized.
To view more photos from the Pizza & Perspectives program, click HERE.
Bishop Timothy Doherty Discusses
Poverty, the Pope, Today’s Youth, the Election & More
Last night, LUM Pizza & Perspectives hosted by the LUM Board of Directors featured remarks by the most Reverend Timothy L. Doherty, S.T.L., Ph.D., the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.
Bishop Timothy Doherty joined the attendees for pizza and then offered remarks about a number of topics. He began by giving an overview of the pastoral letter from the Catholic Bishops of Indiana entitled “Poverty at the Crossroads: The Church’s Response to Poverty in Indiana.” He then entertained questions which led to discussions about immigration, health care, Pope Francis, today’s youth, the upcoming election, and downtown Lafayette. Bishop Doherty concluded his remarks with a sincere thanks to the LUM Board of Directors and staff for the remarkable and meaningful work happening at LUM to strengthen and uplift local families. A special thank you to Bishop Timothy Doherty for taking the time to share his thoughts and expertise with the friends, board members and staff of the Lafayette Urban Ministry.
To view more photos from last night’s Pizza & Perspectives program, click HERE.
Free with light refreshments (from Texas Roadhouse)
A panel of immigration attorneys will talk about the President’s executive order announced last fall, the hold placed on them by a federal judge, and what they mean for immigrants. In addition panelists will:
provide general information regarding DACA2 and DAPA
explain how to prepare once the injunction is lifted
list warning signs on how to guard against notario fraud
clarify the status of the current Deferred Action Program for Childhood Arrivals
Come and learn in a safe environment all about US immigration procedures and protocols from the experts in the legal community and the Indiana Attorney General’s office.
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