IMIrJ march for immigrants' rights

MISSION STATEMENT

IMIrJ, the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice accompanies and equips communities and people of faith to advance immigrant justice through direct accompaniment of immigrants facing detention and deportation, policy advocacy at local, state and national levels, and prophetic action. Founded in 2006, IMIrJ is in relationship with leaders from over 140 congregations throughout the state of Oregon.

We are an organization made up diverse faith communities, faith leaders, and individuals called by our conscience to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters in the U.S. due to unjust immigration policies.Through advocacy, accompaniment, and organizing, we expose the harm that these policies and actions inflict on the entire community and take radical action for the transformation of power, providing real opportunities to take action for change. Just as we open our hearts to provide welcome and accompaniment to people facing persecution and oppression, we open our doors to offer Sanctuary for immigrants faced with family separation, detention, and/or deportation.

 

IMIrJ Board of Directors / Mesa Directiva:

 Current board members: Wendy Rankin, Victoria Hiller, Marco Mejía, Rita Jiménez, and Robert Brown.    Read more about our board members here  .

Current board members: Wendy Rankin, Victoria Hiller, Marco Mejía, Rita Jiménez, and Robert Brown.
Read more about our board members here.

IMIrJ Staff

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Incoming Executive Director, Alaide Vilchis Ibarra
starting January 2019

Sarah Loose, Senior Lead Organizer (sarah@imirj.org)

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James Curry, Administrative Assistant  (james@imirj.org)

 

IMIrJ is a 501c3 organization: EIN 26-3396186

Member, The Nonprofit Association of Oregon

FUNDING:

IMIrJ's work plan and three, part-time staff positions are funded primarily by annual individual and faith community membership contributions. We also receive support via individual donations from appeal campaigns and special fundraising events.

For 2017-2018, we are also grateful for financial support from the MRG Foundation.

CONTACT US

1704 NE 43rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
503.550.3510
Email: info@imirj.org

 Rae Anne Lafrenz and Marco Mejia of IMIrJ.  Photo Credit: Douglas Yarrow.

Rae Anne Lafrenz and Marco Mejia of IMIrJ. Photo Credit: Douglas Yarrow.

 Rev. Ron Werner Jr. and friends marching in Salem...

Rev. Ron Werner Jr. and friends marching in Salem...

 

IMIrJ Membership consist of both individuals and faith community groups. 

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