Advocacy and Organizing by Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM)

Hybrid (In-person at Mano a Mano, or on Zoom from home)

Presenters: Greg King and Sara Adams  Moderator: Lois Hamilton                                                     

Our presenters will acquaint us with the work of the Minnesota Interfaith Coalition in the areas of advocacy, organizing, and support for immigrants and their families. They will also discuss how ICOM does its work to resist detention and deportation of our newest neighbors, and to make sure Minnesota is a welcoming place for them.

Greg King joined the board of ICOM around the time it became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2019 and has served as president of the board since 2021. The son of a Filipina immigrant, Greg got involved in immigrant rights advocacy after the 2016 election, co-founding Filipinx for Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice Minnesota (FIRM) and became involved with ICOM through his congregation St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community. Greg was born in Minneapolis and lives there today with his wife and three daughters.

Sara Adams is the Asylees, Immigrants and Detainees (AID) Coordinator for ICOM. AID is the ICOM accompaniment program that provides financial and emotional support to immigrants who struggle to obtain even basic resources. Sara is a long-time resident of south Minneapolis and has two sons.