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After two years of waiting, Somalian asylum-seeker receives his work visa. Big or small, a win is a win.
Via Instagram: @HumanRightsInitiative 

What's Heating Up at HRI? 

 
Dear <<First Name>>,

As the August heat comes to an end, our fight for justice continues to heat up.   

We celebrated a number of victories this month, here at HRI! Our community of supporters came together to throw our first HRI Baby Shower for an asylum-seeker. Not to mention, several of our clients were granted legal status and work visas, like the Somalian asylum-seeker picture above.

We clapped in amazement as Feyisa Lilesa, Olympic Silver Medalist, openly protested his country's persecution of the Oromo people and as the Refugee Olympic Team proudly proclaimed that to be a refugee is to be both human and courageous.

We are beyond excited for our upcoming fall events! Will you be joining us on North Texas Giving Day? Or perhaps at our first annual art auction and concert, Rock Your HeArt Out!

As always, we wouldn't be able to help as many clients as we do here at HRI, if it weren't for our incredible volunteers. 
Find out how you can get involved

Regards,
The HRI Team

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Bilingual English/Spanish Client Intake Internship
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September 2016 - December 2016
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UPCOMING EVENTS

North Texas Giving Day

Thursday, September 22, 2016 
6AM-12AM 


It's back! Everyone's favorite day of giving is back again for the 7th year in a row. Make a gift of over $25 to HRI on September 22nd and The Communities Foundation of Texas will multiply your funds!  Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this amazing community giving day.

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Rock Your HeArt Out

Life in Deep Ellum

Saturday November 5, 2016 
7PM-11PM 

HRI Power Hour 


Join us for a lunch & learn to better understand the impact of your donation.

Hear first-hand stories from HRI staff and learn more about our programs. It's the perfect opportunity to get involved!
 
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HRI SUCCESS STORIES

Asylum-seeker, Betty, recently found out she is unexpectedly pregnant. After reaching out to our many supporters, our friends at InterNations Dallas offered to throw Betty a baby shower.

To say this the least, our first HRI Baby Shower rocked! Betty is overwhelmed by the kindness that has been extended by our community of supporters. Together with various donors, we have raised over $1100 in donations for our newest HRI addition! It's not too late to give.

IN THE NEWS

Freedom Fridays with Bill 

 

HRI is excited to announce our new blog, Freedom Fridays with Bill. The last Friday of each month join us as our Executive Director, Bill Holston, talks inspiration, justice, and reform. 

It’s Children Against Federal Lawyers in Immigration Court

Administration’s $1 billion deal to detain Central American asylum seekers

An Ethiopian Olympian Medalist Leads Dangerous Protest

Law Man Walking: Nature Treks With Bill Holston

 

HUMAN RIGHTS DAYS Of INTEREST

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