Intersections-Crossroads | December 3, 2021

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Immigration in Iowa

Erica Johnson, Founding Executive Director, Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 — 12:00-1:00 PM
— online event —

Hear the latest news, information, and stories from the work of the newly founded immigrants’ rights organization, Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice. Erica Johnson from Iowa MMJ will discuss what changes since the new administration are having an impact in our state and how Iowans can be involved in making sure Iowa is welcoming and inclusive for all.

About the presenter: Erica Johnson is the Founding Executive Director of Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice (Iowa MMJ). Founded in 2020, Iowa MMJ is a statewide, membership based advocacy and legal services organization building a movement for justice led by immigrant and refugee voices and united with allies. Erica has been advocating for immigrants’ rights since 2006 and has worked with grassroots meat-packing plant workers, survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, victims of crime, and a broad coalition of state and national partners. From coordinating mega-marches for comprehensive immigration reform in Washington D.C. to building local campaigns to congregation-based approaches to address human trafficking and domestic violence, her work is driven towards positive, systemic changes at the local, state and federal levels.

Erica holds a Masters of Public Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, IA, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Spanish from North Park University in Chicago, IL. She grew up in Henry County, Iowa, lived and worked in Latin America and Chicago for several years before returning to Iowa and now lives in Des Moines with her family.

Please register in advance for this event. After registering and prior to Intersections, you will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting.

Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. Crossroads is a monthly gathering in Des Moines. They are an opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.

December 3rd, 2021 12:00 PM through  1:00 PM