Dignity. Service. Spirituality. Justice.

2017 10th Anniversary Standing in Solidarity

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

6300 N. Ridge Ave.
Chicago, IL  60660

Tickets:  $150

Table of ten: $1500

With Eric Weinheimer of ForeFront as Master of Ceremonies

Join us to celebrate and support 10 years of answering the call to serve and stand in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers. ICDI depends on supporters like you to offer pastoral care to people caught in the broken immigration system and advocate for humane solutions to make migration work. Together we can comfort people who are suffering now and work for a brighter future through compassionate immigration reform.

We need your support to continue our mission. Please join us for our special 10th Anniversary Standing in Solidarity dinner on September 27, 2017 at Misericordia in Chicago. Join us in honoring our award recipients and the founders of ICDI.

Founder’s Award  – Tom and Mary Owens
Corporate Award  – Loretta Rosenmayer, Founder and CEO of INTREN
National Political Courage Award – U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin
Illinois Political Courage Award – IL House Representative Daniel J. Burke, 1st District

Partnership Awards – Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community, Clerics of St. Viator, National Immigrant Justice Center, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights


Founders Sister JoAnn Persch, RSM and Sister Pat Murphy, RSM

In 2007, Sisters JoAnn an Pat led a courageous endeavor to get legislation passed in Illinois to allow religious workers to provide pastoral care in immigration detention facilities.  As new needs and concerns were discovered, new ministries were created to address another piece of the brokenness and dehumanizing aspect of detention.  Today ICDI has six interfaith ministries:  Jail Visitation, Deportation Ministry, Court Watch, Unaccompanied Children’s Ministry, Post-Detention Accompaniment, and Houses of Hospitality.


Click here to purchase tickets. Checks can also be made out and sent directly to ICDI, 10024 S. Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL  60655 with “Event tickets” in the memo.  Email icdi.kmurtha@outlook.com for sponsorship opportunities.

If you cannot attend the 2017 Event, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the ministries of ICDI.