December 5th, 2013

Ritenour School District’s World Cafe

19th February, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Ritenour Middle School (2500 Marshall Ave, St Louis, MO)

Sign up today for a Ritenour community dinner and conversation.

Our community is only as strong as the relationships that we create. Join us as we discuss topics that highlights the diversity of our region and the steps we can take together to build our vision of a welcoming community.
Dinner will be provided, sign up recommended.
Sponsored by: Ritenour School District, St. Louis County Library and Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates

Holiday Cards

December 3rd, 2013

As a special offer, MIRA is selling stationary cards (with envelopes) featuring beautiful photos from MIRA’s art exhibit, The Missouri Immigrant Experience.  The cards will include black and white historical images of Missouri’s immigrant past and full color images by artists Oscar Pedroza and Juan Montaña. They are a perfect reminder this season for all of us to be thankful for our own family, while pushing for the rights of others.

The cards come in packs of 10. Buy one pack for $12, or two for $20.

Please click here to purchase these beautiful stationary cards.

MIRA thanks you and your generosity; it is greatly appreciated.

We will ship the cards to whichever address you denote. Please call  (314) 669.1288 with any questions.

“New Kid” a Production of the Metro Theater Company

October 8th, 2013

As part of MIRA’s 2013 Welcoming Missouri Events, MIRA is presenting a play throughout November called “NEW KID,” a production of the Metro Theater Company. Performances will be in Saint Louis, Kansas City and Columbia.



Saint Louis: November 2-3 at the Cardinal Rigali Center

20 Archbishop May Dr, St. Louis, MO

Saturday and Sunday at 3pm


Saint Louis: November 24 at Central Reform Congregation

5020 Waterman Avenue, St. Louis MO

Sunday at 3pm


Kansas City: November 15-17 at Revolution United Methodist Church

500 W 40th St, Kansas City, MO

Friday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm


Columbia: Friday, November 22-23 at the Corner Playhouse
University of Missouri Campus on the corner of University

Avenue and Hitt Street, Columbia, MO 65211

Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 3pm


Saturday Nov. 2 (St. Louis)

Sunday Nov. 3 (St. Louis)

Sunday Nov. 24 (St. Louis)

Friday Nov. 15 (Kansas City)

Saturday Nov. 16 (Kansas City)

Sunday Nov. 17 (Kansas City)

Friday Nov. 22 (Columbia)

Saturday Nov. 23 (Columbia)



Walking with Immigrant Brothers and Sisters

September 26th, 2013

Join Us for An Interfaith Pilgrimage for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Saturday, Oct. 5

Sign Up Today 

10am • Keeping Families Together• St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church • 5414 Alaska Ave 

11:15am • Refugees • International Institute • 3654 S Grand Blvd

12:30pm • DREAMERs • Saint Louis University • Corner of Grand and Lindell

1:30pm • Our Exodus Journey • St. Alphonsus “Rock” Catholic Church • 1118 N Grand Blvd.

Walk the whole journey or join us for a portion.

Sign Up Now 

More info call (314) 669-1288

A Welcoming West Plains

September 5th, 2013

Join us in West Plains, Mo for a forum on the immigration process and developing a welcoming community.

September 19th, 4:30- 5:30 pm

Melton Hall Rm 112, (129 Garfield Avenue, West Plains, MO 65775)

Sign Up Now

Join us as we march on downtown St. Charles!

August 8th, 2013

The time is now for the U.S. House to take action and give us a vote on citizenship for all.

Join us as we show our support for an inclusive immigration process.

Thursday, August 22nd at 5:00 pm

300 N 2nd St. St. Charles, Mo 63301

 Sign Up Today

Solidarity with Communities of Color

August 8th, 2013

Join us for direct conversations about the issues facing our youth and families. Take action around racial profiling and immigration reform.

August 15th, 7:30 pm 

St. Cecilia- 5414 Alaska Ave. St. Louis, Mo 63111 

Sign up today. 

Statement of Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates on the Senate Passage of S. 744

June 27th, 2013

Today’s 68-32 vote by the Senate is the result of years of work by the immigrant community around the country.  The bill passed by the Senate today, while containing enforcement provisions that are not supported by the broad immigrant community, is the best hope immigrant families have had in years.  In addition to providing a broad road map to citizenship for the undocumented, S. 744 also works to unite families currently separated by our immigration law and protects immigrant workers.

But this is only the half-way point.  MIRA and our coalition partners around the state will continue our fight in the House, working to hold the line against attacks on citizenship provisions, address cost concerns for immigrant families, and to ensure the bill that ultimately reaches the President’s desk represents the reality facing Missouri’s immigrants and refugees.

Every day, husbands and wives, parents and children, workers, business owners, and neighbors struggle with our broken immigration laws.  It is past time for Congress to meet the needs of the American people, be they native- or foreign-born.  MIRA and our partners look forward to passage of immigration reform by the House, and will not rest until the bill is signed into law by President Obama.



Info for June 30 Rally for Citizenship

June 27th, 2013

This Sunday, thousands of St Louisans will rally at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park for comprehensive immigration reform!  Here are the details you need to know.

  • A map of Forest Park can be found HERE.
  • Pre-rally entertainment (music, face-painting, performances) will begin at 1pm.
  • Rally will begin at 2pm and be completed by 3pm.
  • A shuttle will be available from the Forest Park Visitors’ Center parking lot (near the History Museum), to the World’s Fair Pavilion.
  • Water will be available, but please dress appropriately for the weather.

For questions, call 314-669-1288



June 30th Rally for Inclusive Immigration Reform

May 10th, 2013

The movement continues as we rally for citizenship

for all families, workers, and individuals.

Join us as community members and leaders lift their voices in support of immigration reform.

June 30, 2013


World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park. Concourse Dr. , St. Louis, Mo 63110

Register here!

Don’t forget to join our event on Facebook and invite your friends!