Events

April 13, 2021 Vigil

Theme – Solidarity, Sanctuary & Resistance Co-hosted by: MUUSJA & First Universalist Church Zoom link to attend this vigil beginning at 7:30 AM: : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83964692439 One tap mobile: +1-312-626-6799Meeting ID: 872 7526 9771 Or YouTube Live: : https://www.facebook.com/muusja There will also be a small group on site at the Fort Snelling Whipple Federal Courthouse Building. If you …

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January 12, 2021 Vigil

Theme – Awaken Compassion: Until we are all Free, We are not Free! Co-hosted by: Twin Cities Buddhists Zoom link for you to attend this vigil starting at 7:30 AM: https://bit.ly/3aNNEHs There will also be a small group on site at the Fort Snelling Whipple Federal Courthouse Building. If you plan to attend in person, …

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MN Sanctuary State Coalition – December Webinar Series

Dec. 14th, 6:30-7:30pm—Immigration history and stories of origin Dec. 21st, 6:30-7:30pm — National and local immigration landscape Dec. 28th, 6:30-8pm — Action planning for 2021 Registration is now open for our 3-part Sanctuary State Coalition webinar series: https://bit.ly/sanctuaryseries  This webinar is designed to educate Coalition partner organizations but is open to everyone. We have been …

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Zoom Vigil on December 8, 2020 – “We CAN’T Wait!” (For Immigrant Justice)

Due to the latest COVID restrictions, ICOM is moving this vigil to Zoom. Please contact daniel@mnicom.org to get the Zoom link. Time: 7:30 to 8:30 AM ~ Co-hosted by: Edina Community Lutheran Church ~ Theme: We CAN’T Wait! (For Immigrant Justice) ~ Guest speakers: Jan Engkasser of Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services and Rabbi Sim …

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November 10, 2020 Vigil – ICE: Reunite 545 Immigrant Children with their Families NOW!

Under Trump’s Zero Tolerance policy, 3,000 immigrant children were heinously separated from their parents in 2017 – 2018. Many were less than 2 years old. 545 of these children still remain in ICE custody, their parents unable to find them. Join us at 7:30 AM outside the Whipple Federal Courthouse Building, at 1 Federal Drive, …

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September 8, 2020 Vigil

WE REMEMBER. WE REPENT. WE REPAIR. Cosponsored by: St. Joan of Arc We will meet in front of the Whipple Federal Building at Fort Snelling, located at 1 Federal Drive in St. Paul at 7:30 AM. Please wear masks, BYO signs, and stand socially distanced.

AUGUST 11, 2020 VIGIL

ICOM and Springhouse Ministries will host this month’s vigil at the Whipple Federal Building at Fort Snelling, St. Paul at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. This month’s vigil theme is: FREE THEM ALL, with a guest speaker from the MN Freedom Fund. COVID Guidelines: Please wear a mask, BYO signs, and stand 6 …

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Vigil to Free Gregorio

On June 7, Gregorio will have spent 200 days in ICE detention at the Sherburne County jail. That is 200 days too long. Join us as we demand freedom for Gregorio Montejo and all ICE detainees amid COVID-19. 1pm, Sunday, June 7, 2020Sherburne County Jail, 13880 Business Center Dr. NW, Elk RiverMeet us in the …

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ICOM in the News

This Tuesday, ICOM coordinated a protest action which took place outside the federal courthouse in St. Paul. As part of Detention Watch Network’s #FreeThemAll campaign, protesters stood in solidarity with the detainees of “Sherburne 62” as their case for release amidst the COVID-19 threat was being heard inside the courthouse. Please read about ICOM’s involvement …

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What Would Whipple Do? Vigil Press Coverage

In the late 1960’s, The Henry Benjamin Whipple Federal Building was named to honor the legacy of the first Episcopal Bishop of Minnesota who was an advocate for Native American Dakota peoples. Today, the Whipple Federal Building holds a regional “deportation machine.” Inside are the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Citizen and Immigration …

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