SOPHIA Film Fest focuses on Immigration Issues

SOPHIA will be holding a film festival in February and March on the need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Join us as we delve into our broken immigration system.
On Saturday, March 10th, the video shown will be 9500 Liberty. This documentary, which initially began as a collection of YouTube clips, tells the story of what happened in Prince William County near Washington DC., when in 2007, the county made the decision to implement an Arizona-style immigration law. This documentary provides a very well crafted view of how this decision impacted the entire county from both sides of the immigration reform issue. Some of the wonderful pieces include actual footage from county board meetings, with local citizens speaking their minds.

Saturday, March 10th – First Congregational, United Church of Christ, Waukesha (100 East Broadway, Waukesha)
Both viewings will start at 9 am, will include refreshments, and will be followed by lively, informative discussions.
If you have questions, contact Ron at 262-408-2029.

Feb 11 Immigration Film

On Saturday, February 11th, the video Dying to Live was shown. This video is a comprehensive look at immigration issues from several points of view - north of the border, south of the border and at the border. This film reflects on the human struggle for a better, more dignified life.

Prayer Vigil for Health Care (Video)

Annual Religious Leaders Breakfast

Gamaliel Legacy Leader

Joel G

Joel Gaughan, SOPHIA’s past president and long-time leader in the Tip Campaign, was recognized as a “Legacy Leader” at Gamaliel’s recent 25th Anniversary Gala, held in Chicago on December 2, 2011.This tribute was included in the Program Book.Congratulations, Joel!We’re proud of you and grateful for the example of your leadership for justice!

11X15 Kickoff in Milwaukee

WISDOM’s new 11x15 Campaign was announced yesterday at a Press Conference in Milwaukee. SOPHIA was well-represented at the event. Members of our sister affiliates – MICAH (Milwaukee), RIC (Racine) and CUSH (Kenosha) - also participated. Simultaneous kick-off events were held around the state with the other WISDOM affiliate organizations.

11x15 is a WISDOM–wide campaign to decrease the number of incarcerated people in Wisconsin and promote alternatives to incarceration in order to make our communities safer and healthier.

Check the official 11x15 website regularly, www.prayforjusticeinwi.org, for details of the campaign, press coverage, photos, liturgical resources, theological reflections, informational articles, and more.

News Covreage of event

“Rescuing Regina/ Rescuing the Broken U.S. Immigration System”

Supporting materials (information projected at workshop by all speakers) can be seen by clicking on the attachments at the bottom of this page.

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