In honor of Pride Month and the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Heartland Alliance International and Left Brain/Right Brain Productions, LLC present a screening of Alex and Ali. This deeply moving documentary from American filmmaker Malachi Leopold tells the story of Leopold's uncle, Alex, a former Peace Corp volunteer who spent a decade (1967-1977) living in Iran. During his time there, Alex met and fell in love with Ali, an Iranian whom Alex considers his soul mate. But in 1977 during the Islamic revolution, Alex was forced to leave Iran, and for the past 35 years the two men have kept their relationship alive through letters and phone calls. Leopold's camera is rolling when the two men travel to Istanbul to reunite. Tueday, June 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Landmark Century Centre Cinema. Purchase tickets here.
5 June 2014
Acting Globally: Chicagoans Influencing Our World
Last night a panel discussion was held at HAI featuring the diverse persepectives of four of Chicago's global professionals: Emily Ardell, HAI's Director of Social and Economic Justice; Diana Tafur, Staff Attorney at Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center; Tzviatko Chiderov, Regional Field Directior at ONE and Kevin Johnson, Senior Manager of Mergers & Aquisitions at Acciona Energy. To find out more about events like these be sure to like our Facebook page.
18 April February 2014
KOVLER - Join us March 9 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm for Marjorie Kovler Center's Thrid Annual Friendraiser at Revolution Brewing! Buy your tickets for one of our most popular events in support of survivors of torture.
20 February 2014
Human Rights: 2013 - HAI is proud to have spent 2013 securing the rights and well being of marginalized people and communities around the world. Click here to see highlights of our work in 2013.
28 January 2014
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, NIGERIA, MEXICO, HIV/AIDS - HAI released a newsletter in honor of World AIDS Day highlighting our programs in three countries. To subscribe to the quarterly e-newsletter click here.
3 December 2013
Thank You! - From the Heartland to Mexico
Thank you very much for joining us for Heartland Alliance International’s second annual fundraiser, From the Heartland to Mexico on Tuesday, November 19th. We were proud to celebrate the impact that our global work is having on the lives of individuals with this festive event. On behalf of the nearly 135,000 people who we serve per year in more than a dozen countries around the world, we thank you for your support! If you weren’t able to join us but would still like to contribute, please click here!
3 December 2013
COLOMBIA, MEXICO, IRAQ, YOUTH- HAI released a newsletter in honor of International Youth Day highlighting our programs for young people in three countries. To subscribe to the quarterly e-newsletter click here.
12 August 2013
MEXICO, MEDIA - HAI's Mexico Country Director, Nestor Esparza, is featured on Worldview (WBEZ 91.5FM) speaking about the EJEMPLAR project and its efforts to keep adolescents out of crime.
24 June 2013
IRAQ, CAPACITY BUILDING - HAI's Iraq Country Director, Lynn Hiestand, speaks on HAI initiatives in Kurdistan and the value of local partners for long-term sustainability on Inside Kurdistan Extra. Click here to view the full interview on YouTube.
28 May 2013
EJEMPLAR Launches Website!
MEXICO, YOUTH - Alianza Heartland Mexico recently launched a website for their EJEMPLAR initiative. Check it out here: www.ejemplar.org. Alianza Heartland Mexico recientemente ha lanzado un nuevo sitio web para su proyecto EJEMPLAR. Haz click aqui para verlo: www.ejemplar.org.
2 May 2013
LGBT Refugee Resettlement in the US
UNITED STATES, LGBT - The latest issue of Forced Migration Review covers Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the Protection of Forced Migrants. What's more, it features HAI's Scott Portman and Daniel Weyl on best practices for LGBT resettlement in the U.S. Click here to learn more and download the full report.
29 April 2013
Tricked and Trapped: Human Trafficking in the Middle East
MIDDLE EAST, TRAFFICKING - The International Labor Organization and Heartland Alliance International have just released a study concerning human trafficking in Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates and other countries in the Middle East. HAI is in Amman this week presenting and discussing the study at the "Regional Tripartite Workshop to Combat Human Trafficking." Click here to learn more and download the full report.
9 April 2013
Supporting LGBT Refugees within Communities of Faith
UNITED STATES, LGBT - HAI's Rainbow Welcome Initiative announces the release of its video "A Religious Call to Action." This short film shows how several inspiring clergy and resettlement workers from diverse backgrounds draw upon their own religious beliefs and spirituality in their ongoing efforts to ensure LGBT refugees are treated with respect and dignity and are welcomed by their religious communities. Click here to learn more about the Rainbow Welcome Initiative.
2 April 2013