Exodus Refugee Immigration supports human rights by aiding the resettlement of refugees and displaced individuals in Indiana. We are asking for donations to help this organization succeed!
Once again it is time to gather as a welcoming community and celebrate all of our Monroe County refugee residents and all of the volunteers that work with them.
When: Saturday Dec. 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: The First United Church, Fellowship Hall, at 2420 E 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47401 (Behind the IU Credit Union)
What: A Holiday Pitch-In. If you are able please bring a special food to share that you enjoy this time of year.
This is a great time to greet old friends as well as to meet new ones. There will be activities for children, music and delicious food. We hope to see you there!
On Thursday, September 7th, from 6-9 p.m., the U.S. Department of Justice and City of Bloomington will host the United Against Hate Forum in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street.
The goal of the forum is to address hate crime legislation, how hate crimes are prosecuted, and to provide resources for campus and community members. Since 1990, the Bloomington Human Rights Commission (now the Bloomington/Monroe County Human Rights Commission) has been collecting data and tracking hate incidents in our community. In 2022, the Human Rights Commission documented five hate incidents. Hate Incident Reports for the last ten years can be found on the Bloomington/Monroe County Human Rights Commission webpage: bloomington.in.gov/boards/human-rights. Please note that the annual reports contain descriptions of verbal harassment, threats of physical harm, actual physical harm and vandalism. The reports also address the apparent motivations behind each incident. The Commission alerts prospective readers that the language contained in the reports has been preserved for accuracy, and is as such often offensive by definition.
The Indiana Latino Institute wants to address language barriers in health care for Spanish-speaking patients. The organization will provide financial aid for 50 Latino college students to complete a medical interpretation training program through a new scholarship.
SABADO, JULIO 08, 2023
333 E. MILLER DRIVE,
BLOOMINGTON, IN 47401
ESTOS 4 EXAMENES SON GRATIS:
1. CONTROL DE COLESTEROL (requiere 10 horas de ayuno)
2. DETECCIÓN DE DIABETES (requiere 10 horas de ayuno)
3. CONTROL DE PRESIÓN ARTERIAL
4. VACUNAS CONTRA EL COVID
Requierimos CITA PREVIA porque los CUPOS SON LIMITADOS
No comas nada 10 horas ANTES del examen de control de colesterol y el de la detección de diabetes. Las vacunas COVID de Moderna (18+) y Prizer (12+) tambien estaran disponibles.
Para más información, llame al (812) 353-3244
The City of Bloomington’s Community and Family Resources Department will have a new liaison to the local Hispanic community.
The department has named Ximena Martinez Ruiz the Latino outreach coordinator, the role previously held by Hamilton’s Chief of Staff Josefa Madrigal.
As outreach coordinator, Martinez will provide support and information to residents and work with local organizations to make sure they can access services. She’ll also translate for Spanish-only-speaking residents.
Reminder: Next Monday, 5/15, is the day for the Families First Neighborhood Pantry at Heatherwood,
2 – 4 pm. Come one, come all!
Juneteenth is a Federal Holiday falling on June 19, which is usually a mobile pantry day. That month we will plan to have it on June 12 instead, so please mark your calendars.
El próximo lunes, 5/15, es el día para la despensa Families First del vecindario Heatherwood, de 2 a 4 pm. ¡Venga uno, vengan todos!
Juneteenth es un feriado federal que cae el 19 de junio, que generalmente es un día de despensa móvil. Ese mes planearemos tenerlo el 12 de junio, así que por favor marque sus calendarios.
A free community resource fair for parents, expecting parents, grandparents, and little ones. April 29, 2023 from 11am to 3pm. 1525 S Rogers St. Bloomington IN 47403
Josefa Madrigal, a former Bloomington police officer and current city employee, will become chief of staff Friday for Mayor John Hamilton.
Madrigal has lived in Bloomington for 20 years and is originally from northwest Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree and later worked as a police officer for the IU and Bloomington police departments. She has served as a domestic violence survivor’s advocate. For the last six years, Madrigal has served as the Latino Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Community and Family Resources.
Many in our community are so impacted by this devastating earthquake that has destroyed so many homes, with a horrible loss of innocent and precious life.
I suspect many of you, are like me, we struggle with how to help, what can we do.
We have many Turkish and Syrian ancestry people in Bloomington, restaurant owners and others. Many other residents, lived in Turkey after they fled violence in their home countries, and have great affection for this beautiful country. We have families who live here, but earlier, came from Syria, this war-ravaged country, and are restarting their lives, working to raise their children in safety.
So, how can we help. Here are two suggestions. Both refer to a gofund me site.
1 – from the IU faculty
Dear friends of CSME. We are heartbroken by the tragedy in southern Turkey and northern Syria. The extent of the devastation and suffering are difficult to comprehend. It is hard to know how to help from here, but we’d like to urge you to contribute to a local fund-raising effort. The Turkish student community here in Bloomington has created a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $50,000.
The money raised will go to AHBAP, a well-known, trustworthy, and transparent Turkish non-profit organization that has been actively working in the distribution of earthquake relief. Please click the link below to donate. Any contribution makes a difference. So please help if you can.
2- From a local restaurant owner: that refers to the same site.
You might have heard of the recent devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Words fail to adequately describe the pain, suffering, and destruction this earthquake caused. I just talked to a friend of mine here in Bloomington, he told me that two thirds of his relatives are dead, there are a few who they can not reach, and the survivors are left with nothing and out in the street in freezing temperatures. The rescue efforts and sources are inadequate. The members of the Turkish Community in Bloomington are working hard to raise funds for the victims and survivors of this earthquake.
The name is Indiana Aid for Earthquake Relief in Turkey. https://gofund.me/55956d8e
There are, of course, many international organizations that are mobilizing support for these desperate families.
Red cross, Red Crescent, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, etc.
Please hold up these families in your prayers, and provide support if you can
Thanks and best wishes