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Champions for Change on the U.S.-Mexico Border

October 16, 2019

Sustainable change is led by local communities and passionate individuals – that’s why CWS places so much emphasis on supporting grassroots advocates. It’s also why we’re incredibly excited to welcome Magda Bolland, Executive Director of La Posada Providencia Respite Shelter, and Michael Smith, Executive Director of The Holding Institute Community Center, at this year’s Benefit for Change in New York …

2019 Champions for Change: Angry Tias and Abuelas of the Rio Grande Valley

October 10, 2019

Every year at the Benefit for Change, CWS presents the annual Champions for Change Award to honor the tremendous accomplishments of those fighting for the rights of vulnerable communities. This year, Joyce Hamilton will be accepting the 2019 Champions for Change Award on behalf of the Angry Tias and Abuelas of Rio Grande Valley, a collective of women from South …

Belonging Beyond Borders

October 7, 2019

This year’s Benefit for Change comes at a critical time. Two weeks ago, the administration cut the refugee admissions ceiling for 2020 to a historic low of 18,000–the lowest it has ever been in U.S. History. (For nearly four decades, the average number of refugees admitted to the United States each year has been 95,000). Additionally, the U.S. government issued an …

Remembering the Past and Reshaping the Future

October 4, 2019

This year’s Benefit for Change will honor the incredible strength of asylum seekers, some of whom have crossed insurmountable obstacles in search of safety and a place to call home, as well as advocates working tirelessly to support asylum-seekers along the Southern border. As we are faced with exclusionary policies that deprive vulnerable communities of their basic human rights, we …

Having some fun on a Friday

Andrew Fuys | September 20, 2019

It was a Friday afternoon, and I’d been on the road all week for work. It was a great time to take a break. First, a quick game of hoops! I made my first jump shot, but then things went downhill… so I switched to Connect Four! Things were going great – until out of the blue, I lost. Maybe …