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  • Race and Power Race and Power Summit in Detroit:This was a great experience.  The workshops were very informative and was able to bring home lots of new substance for our leaders.  Structural Racism was a topic that was highly discussed.  We tend to think of racism as direct and in your face but the truth is now a days it is not so much so.  We all have to look at ourselves and consciously need to try to eliminate some of that bias that has been engraved in us via all the communication methods.  Public Narratives:  Certain kinds of stories that have the power to shape peoples conscious perceptions, understandings, analysis and sense of what needs to be done and what is ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2015, 2:13 PM by Bernie Gonzalez
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   Meet Bernie Gonzalaz
SOPHIA's new Community Organizer ...

Bernardo Gonzalaz

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  • Restore Parole-Eligible People to Their Families Join us in prayer to remember those who have been forgotten in the Wisconsin prison system. Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:00 – 7:00 pm
 St. Martin de Porres Catholic ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2015, 5:01 PM by Sophia Webmaster
  • Another Call to Action: Ban the Box EXPO leader Mark Rice has been invited to be on the Joy Cardin show on Wisconsin Public Radio this Monday, September 14, from 8-9 am.  You can find the ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2015, 3:12 PM by Sophia Webmaster
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Support Driver Cards for Immigrants in Wisconsin

August 19, 2015

Press Conference about legislation to allow Driver Cards for undocumented residents

La Casa de Esperanza, Waukesha


100 people gathered at La Casa de Esperanza to learn about the need for Driver Cards in Wisconsin.  Representative JoCasta Zamarippa presented highlights of the legislation she has introduced, and walked us through the process.   She explained why Driver Cards are needed and how implementation in other states has improved the health and safety of communities, as well as been a financial improvement to the state economy. 


Reverend Joe Medina offered insights from a faith perspective.  Several people affected gave testimonials of their recent driving experiences, how Driver Cards would positively affect their families.  All information was translated as needed, so all could understand. 


SOPHIA President Betty Groenewold called us to action to call our legislators, to encourage our employers to call, to commit to having relatives call legislators and to VOTE in every election!


19 de agosto de 2015

Conferencia De prensa sobre la propuesta para permitir tarjetas de manejo para indocumentados. 

Esto se dio acabo en la Casa De Esperanza en Waukesha.


100 Personas se reunieron en la Casa De Esperanza para aprender sobre la propuesta de tarjetas de manejo en Wisconsin.  La Representante Jo Casta Zamarripa presento los puntos importantes de la legislacion que presento y nos informo sobre el proceso.  Zamarripa explico porque las tarjetas de manejo son necesitadas y como su implementacion en otros estados ha mejorado el bienestar y la seguridad de esas comunidades y tambien ha ayudado con la economia estatal.


El Pastor Joe Medina ofrecio sus puntos de vista y perspectiva.  Algunas personas dieron sus testimonios sobre sus experiencias recientes y como las tarjetas de manejo positivamente afectarian sus familias.


Presidente de SOPHIA Betty Groenewold nos invito para tomar accion y llamar a nuestros legisladores, nuestros empleadores y  que hablemos con nuestros familiares para llamar a politicos y pedirles que apoyes esta propuesta.   Recuerden de VOTAR en todas las elecciones!

Driver Card Info (Eng)

Driver Card Info (Esp)


Sophia Webmaster,
Aug 30, 2015, 6:17 PM
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