Maryam Baig Uncategorized, Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Grace Korthuis

HRI often receives unexpected support from strangers across the country. A word of kindness from a bookstore; a portion of bar sales at a restaurant; a virtual pat on the back from a student – We can tell you this much: as our staff and community stand strong everyday to …

Maryam Baig Uncategorized

What Are We To Celebrate This 4th of July?

With you, we’ve watched as news rolls in that children are dying in detention—that asylum-seekers are forced to wait for their hearings in Mexico, stranded without adequate representation—that good Samaritans are prosecuted for assisting dehydrated travelers on the brink of death. What are we to celebrate this 4th of July? …

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United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

“Torture is a vicious attempt at breaking a person’s will. On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, I urge all States to end impunity for perpetrators and eradicate these reprehensible acts that defy our common humanity. ” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres What is Torture? Currently in our own …