IMIrJ Advocacy Day, April 8th

Leaven Community families
joined people of faith from across the state
Monday, April 8th at
IMIrJ’s first-ever Advocacy Day in Salem!

Drawing on the rich practices, stories and rituals of our various faith traditions, we joined our voices together for a meaningful and politically impactful day at the Capitol, amplifying the demands and priorities of Oregon’s immigrant and refugee communities. Here are some pictures.

We gathered at St Mark Lutheran in Salem, OR for an interfaith service

We gathered at St Mark Lutheran in Salem, OR for an interfaith service

Wondering Time with Pastor Melissa for all the kids

Wondering Time with Pastor Melissa for all the kids


Making posters

Making posters

Making cardboard quilt squares

Making cardboard quilt squares

Making wind wands

Making wind wands

Safe Roads for All Campaign

Safe Roads for All Campaign

Sharing our work and preparing for the procession to the Capitol

Sharing our work and preparing for the procession to the Capitol

Come rain or shine…

Come rain or shine…

Let’s Go!!

Let’s Go!!

Over 200 people participated in the procession.

Over 200 people participated in the procession.

Walking with my friends in support of my friends who cannot be here.

Walking with my friends in support of my friends who cannot be here.

In front of the Capitol.

In front of the Capitol.

In the Capitol writing to my legislator

In the Capitol writing to my legislator

What a busy day!

What a busy day!

Time to go home :)

Time to go home :)

LaVeta Gilmore