Justice for All 9/28/17 09/28/17 10:18:45 AM
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– Photos by Lorraine BoydThe Okada Sculpture and Ceramics Studio was filled with defenders of justice, despite a 6 p.m. temperature of 95 degrees on September 14.
Justice for All
Same goal, different venue! Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska held their third annual benefit, enVISION 2017: Food Truck World Tour, on September 14 at the Okada Sculpture and Ceramics Studio, a facility of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
A combination of art, music, food, friends and fun made giving painless. Local food trucks featured included Maria Bonita, Sweet Lime, Smokin’ Barrel BBQ, Omaha Steaks and Dante Pizzeria.
The musicians of Marimba Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim, whose members are indigenous Central Americans, provided their unique entertainment throughout the evening.
JFON also partnered with KANEKO (next door) to provide a free tour of “Kinetic,” an exploration of vast and ubiquitous concept of movement through art and science.
Last year, JFON-NE’s 11 attorneys and six legal staff worked on more than 2,700 cases for individuals from 47 countries. Services include individual consultations, monthly legal clinics, assistance with organizing and filing forms and/or representation in immigration court.
Cases handled increased from 501 in 2011 to a projected 2,800 cases in 2017. JFON serves the most vulnerable immigrants who have the fewest resources. JFON’s free legal services, offered only to low-income immigrants, keep children and parents together so families can live in safety and create a better future.
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