Archive for September, 2011

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Join us Thursday, October 13th at 7pm in the SEIU conference room at 2725 Clifton for our first     Welcoming Committee Meeting!

MIRA is currently promoting the Welcoming Missouri Initiative. This campaign is designed to educate Missourians about immigration issues and their immigrant neighbors. We strive to promote community engagement among immigrant and non-immigrant societies, and create a mutual respect and understanding of one another.

This meeting will serve as a meet and greet to jump start the new season. In the future, members will receive training by MIRA on topics such as cultural awareness, the immigration system and civil rights. We would also like to plan and organize events such as potluck dinners, movie screenings and educational seminars for the community.

If you have any questions or want to RSVP, e-mail Sarah at We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Join MIRA for “Inalienable Rights”

September 13th, 2011

Join MIRA Friday, September 23, for a special fundraising showing of “Inalienable Rights: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11.”

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“Pearl Harbor and 9/11 – Sixty years apart, these are two of the largest attacks on American soil, creating the two greatest national emergencies in our history. After Pearl Harbor, 70,000 born citizens of the United States of Japanese descent were rounded up and put in Internment Camps. After 9/11 Arab and other Middle Eastern Americans who were citizens of this country, were racially profiled and too often became “persons of interest” whose rights were seriously curtailed.

This play explores the meaning of citizenship; how far we are willing to limit the rights of United States Citizens in times of national emergency; and how fear can prejudice everyone against people who look like ‘the other.’”

Tickets for this event are $40 and proceeds benefit MIRA’s work to make Missouri a more welcoming and respectful place for everyone.

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