Category Archives: Migration

Eight Decades of Refugee Assistance

  Recently, we were looking through posters from the 1980’s calling for solidarity with Central American refugees who were fleeing their homes due to civil wars. Tragically, 25 years later, these messages are still current. And so is our faithful response as a community. We’ve seen that small, consistent acts of hospitality and solidarity can

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Lo Que Pasa: Fall 2015

October is already over? It’s been awhile since we’ve sent out a Lo Que Pasa, but not because of lack of news and activities! This summer brought a full house of long-term guests and friends, 10 amazing weeks with our four Haverford College summer interns, visits and outreach to Quaker meetings and activities in the

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Five Years of Spanish Classes For Migrants and Refugees in the Casa

Feliz cumpleaños to the Casa’s free, daily Spanish classes for migrants and refugees! Last month we celebrated  this big moment – and the accomplishments of so many successful students  – with a party.  Together with Sin Fronteras staff, Casa guests, volunteers, community members, and alums we ate, danced, celebrated and, of course, broke the piñata.

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Lo Que Pasa en la Casa: Spring 2015

HOSPITALITY: Being our busiest month in terms of guests and reservations in the Casa, January flew by and so did February, leaving us all wondering how it could possibly be March already! We had the opportunity to see familiar faces and bring some new friends into the community. Groups of all ages pass through the Casa,

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Quaker Social Action in Mexico Learning Tour Begins!

This week we’ll be hosting a a nine-day Learning Tour for Quakers led by the Casa team.  We’re so excited to welcome seven Friends from across the US on this adventure.   During nine days in Mexico, we’ll be going about the city, enjoying fellowship with Friends, and engaging with important issues in modern-day Mexico. We’ll be exploring:

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Caravana Migrante Viacrucis

At the end of April, a caravan of over a thousand predominantly Honduran migrants in need of international protection (and with a list of human rights concerns) arrived in Mexico City. Casa volunteers mobilized to lend a hand at the migrant shelter CAFEMIN which received them, helping to prepare and serve food and distribute clothing

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