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April 27, 2024: The Cleveland Latin American Mission: Annual Benefit - Honoring 60 years in El Salvador
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Pastoral Leadership, 28700 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, OH 44092

Annual Benefit ~ April 27, 2024

Celebrate with us! 

Mass 5:00pm (optional) *  Heavy hors d’oeuvres 6:30pm * Program 7pm * Raffle and fun until 9pm
Location: Center for Pastoral Leadership, 28700 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, OH 44092
Tickets on sale on our website after February 1st.

On-line auction: April 25 (Thurs) – (Tues) April 30, 2024

Honoring 60 years in El Salvador:

The Cleveland Latin American Mission (CLAM) Team

Register here: Annual Benefit | COAR (

May 2, 2024: Shattering Justice and Re-Making the Muslim Threat: Legacies of the War on Terror
7:00 PM

Dear Friends,

Approaching the twenty third year of the War on Terror, the United States continues to subject Muslim communities domestically and globally to its refined practices of state violence. US State terror continues largely unabated, and in fact has been enhanced by new technologies of surveillance and violence on Muslim communities.  Join Muslim Counterpublics Lab for a critical conversation on not only the archive and legacy of US state violence, but how it continues to shape  collective memory.  Panelists will share how Muslims have experienced, narrated, and embodied the War on Terror over two decades.  Panelists will also share their tool-kit of interventions and tactics to resist in the face of ongoing violence against Muslims.  Finally, the panelists will reflect on and articulate what justice and accountability might look like for Muslims - amidst ongoing violence and dehumanization.  

Muslim Counterpublics Lab is hosting this panel discussion on the occasion of the launch of our digital exhibition,  “Shattering Justice & Re-Making the Muslim Threat.”  The digital exhibition compliments the physical exhibit, and is a robust political education tool that includes in-depth explanations of each of the events, laws, and policies that are featured on the images throughout. 

RSVP : Shattering Justice & Re-Making the Muslim Threat (

May 10, 2024: Chance to Come Home: Overcoming Injustices in the US Immigration System
3:15 PM EST

Join the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), The Center for Immigration Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law, Arizona State University, and Borderlands Studios for an unforgettable VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON TOWN HALL and FILM SCREENING on Friday, May 10 as deported advocates and immigration leaders fight for a “Chance to Come Home.” This powerful live conversation will explore the experience of deportation in the U.S. immigration system & efforts of the unjustly deported to return home.

  • Watch a short film by award-winning filmmaker, Alex Rivera, whose film The Infiltrators received two 2019 Sundance Film Festival Awards.
  • Meet Howard Bailey, a deported U.S. Navy veteran recently reunited with this family in the U.S. after ten years of exile.
  • Learn from renowned immigration expert Ahilan Arulanantham, professor and faculty co-director of The Center for Immigration Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law.
  • Meet Sarah Hamdia DACA recipient fighting to bring her sister Tina back to Ohio after she was deported from the only home she knows, as featured on NPR's "Here and Now."
  • **Event moderated by NIJC's Nayna Gupta

In a moment when anti-immigrant rhetoric dominates national discourse, these advocates and artists are reclaiming the narrative on immigration as they fight for a Chance to Come Home.

JOIN US for this unique presentation and conversation on the future of immigration in the United States.

July 8, 2024 to July 17, 2024: CPT Colombia Delegations (English Speaking)

The mining and farming communities of Northeast Antioquia fear a new escalation of violence by different armed groups in their territory. The lack of implementation of the peace agreements signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -FARC- in 2016 has created an environment where there is no guarantee for establishing a comprehensive and lasting peace. Faced with the panorama of abandonment, the communities that walk in resistance accompanied by the Corporation for Humanitarian Action and Peaceful Coexistence of Northeast Antioquia – CAHUCOPANA, weave alternatives to war and build paths to move towards peace with social justice.

In this delegation, you will share with communities and grassroots organizations that resist violence and oppression, building peace day by day. You will hear directly about their commitment to a dignified life based on respect for Human Rights, and you will discover how you can be part of the change. (You will also learn how to sleep in a hammock and keep mosquitoes away). It will be a transformative learning experience.

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August 1, 2024 to August 10, 2024: Honduras delegation: Root Causes of Migration

This delegation will  focus on US-backed militarism in Honduras and its negative impact on communities struggling against the climate crisis by contextualizing the root causes of climate migration. Delegates will learn directly from frontline communities and organizations centering the experiences of Indigenous and campesino people who are witnesses and victims of hyper-militarism and who are at risk of being displaced because of climate aggravation. This delegation intends to spread awareness of how militarism exacerbates the climate crisiss which harms the living conditions of Indigenous and campesino communities. Climate and anti-war activists are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as students interested in global human rights and climate migration.

Delegation Fee: $2,000 fee + airfare (sliding scale range available for request on application

Delegation fee covers all meals, lodging, transportation, interpretation, and reading and activist tools

Sliding Scale: $1,000-$2,500+

The delegation fee covers all in-country expenses (lodging, travel, meals, interpretation, etc.) along with pre-travel resources, reading lists, and support. The delegation fee also covers our international team’s expenses for delegation preparation and coordination. Any amount paid over the delegation fee will go to support delegation scholarship and sliding scales, helping to ensure the delegations are more accessible to everyone. A delegation payment of $2,000 or more is ideal to cover all of your expenses and the broader delegation needs-- please pay this amount if you have institutional support or other financial resources. 

Application and $300 deposit due May 1st, 2024

The remaining balance, due June 15th, 2024

​Vaccination Policy: We require that all delegates be fully vaccinated and we ask that you please get your booster shot. Read our full vaccination policy here

​Refund policy: Read our full refund policy here