News and Events
January 24, 2014- Mary Weaver, Executive Director of PIRC, joins a panel discussion on current issues in immigration hosted by Scott LaMar on WITF's Smart Talk! Panelists also include Sheila Mastropietro, Office Director at Church World Service, Christian Herr, Executive Vice President of PennAg Industries Association, and Oscar Barbosa, Attorney at Diaspora Law. To listen to the program, please click here.
September 18- You’re Invited: Dine out to Support PIRC! By dining out at Iron Hill Brewery in Lancaster, PA on September 18thand presenting the coupon below, 20% of your purchase will be donated to PIRC ! Please join us and help support our work!
Click here to view and print coupons.
Where: Iron Hill Brewery, 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603
When:Coupons will be honored during all business hours on Wednesday, September 18th
For More Information: Contact Liz at 717-600-8099, or by e-mail at [email protected]
June 4 – Mary Weaver, Executive Director of PIRC, and Jeffrey Lobach, Esquire, shared an hour with Scott LaMar on WITF’s Smart Talk program to discuss the 20th anniversary of the Golden Venture. In addition to sharing highlights of the Golden Venture history, the program tells how the legal support and community advocacy for the Golden Venture refugees led to the creation of PIRC and the continued work of PIRC today on behalf of detained immigrants. To listen to this WITF Smart Talk program, click here.
April 18 - PIRC and the York College of Pennsylvania joined together for for an evening of retrospection on the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the Golden Venture. The evening event included the screening of two short videos: “The Plight of Chinese Refugees in America”, a video that speaks to the human rights, legal, and immigration issues debated at the time of the Golden Venture passengers, and “America Tonight: Coming to America”, the story of one of the Golden Venture passengers, from detention through his emotional release. The videos were followed by a panel discussion with community members who actively advocated for the members of the Golden Venture during their long detention.
April 15 - 27 - PIRC partnered with the York College of Pennsylvania to host the Art of the Golden Venture in the Special Collections Room of Schmidt Library. During their more than 44 months in detention, the detained refugees created more than 10,000 pieces of art, using an ancient method of Chinese Paper Folding. The exhibit displayed several dozen works of Golden Venture art, each demonstrating the creativity and resilience of the Golden Venture refugees.
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