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In The News

July 31, 2019
Stagecrafters' RAGTIME Will Empower And Inspire This Fall
Broadway World

July 15, 2019
Harrison High Grad Models Community Service
Farmington Voice

July 5, 2019
Denise Hudson, President of the Board, Freedom House Detroit
BLAC Detroit Magazine

June 20, 2019
The Office of Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez passes a resolution
recognizing June 20, 2019 as World Refugee Day
(City of Detroit)

October 24, 2018
Freedom House Detroit Celebrates 35 Years
(Kate Opalewski, Between the Lines)

June 28, 2018
Freedom House
(Jack Lessenberry, Dome)

June 24, 2018
Flashpoint 6/24/18: Asylum crisis, US-China trade war, and politics in school curriculum
(Devin Scillian, WDIV)

June 9, 2018
Asylum seekers in the only homeland they’ve ever known – World Refugee Day 2018
(Deborah A. Drennan, USAHello)

January 12, 2018
Freedom House continues to settle refugees amid President Trump’s shifting priorities
(Stateside, Michigan Public Radio)

January 11, 2018
HUD awards $70.3M for homeless programs in state
(Neal Rubin, The Detroit News)

November 2, 2017
Jones Implores Freedom House Crowd To 'Keep On Fighting!'
(Jan Stevenson, Between the Lines)

October 27, 2017
Is the lamp of liberty still burning in America?
(Jack Lessenberry, Michigan Public Radio)

October 12, 2017
Targeted by their governments, LGBT asylum seekers find home in Detroit
(Kinsey Clarke, The Neighborhoods)

September 14, 2017
Freedom House’s TJ Rogers on Welcoming Asylum Seekers, Surviving
Threat to Funding

(Stephen Henderson, Detroit Today, WDET)

August 22, 2017
Meet the two refugees planning an East African restaurant on Detroit’s east side
(Tom Perkins, Metro Times)

August 7, 2017
Asylum seekers follow Canadian path once used by Underground Railroad
(Angelica A. Morrison, Great Lakes Today, WBFO 88.7)

June 29, 2017
For This New Immigrant, Window Shopping Is Like Therapy
(Connie Wang, refinery29)

June 21, 2017
Local fundraiser on tap for Detroit nonprofit organization
(Sherri Kolade, The Farmington Press)

June 8, 2017
Planned Parenthood Receives Donation from Local Marathon Runner
(Zoe Meggert, Between the Lines)

April 6, 2017
Freedom House Funding Restored
(Kate Opalewski, Between the Lines)

March 29, 2017
Stir It Up: Detroit institutions are helping the world’s most vulnerable
(Larry Gabriel, MetroTimes)

March 23, 2017
Local Musicians, Artists 'Take on Hate' with Rock for Refugees Festival
(Gus Navarro, Culture Source)

March 22, 2017
Rubin: At Freedom House — joy, a recount and $390,000
(Neal Rubin, The Detroit News)

March 22, 2017
Detroit’s safe haven for asylum seekers gets reprieve from federal

(Stateside, Michigan Public Radio)

March 22, 2017
Detroit’s international refugee haven spared fed cuts
(Neal Rubin, The Detroit News)

March 21, 2017
Detroit’s Culinary Scene Teams Up To Benefit Freedom House
(Amanda LeClaire, CultureShift)

March 20, 2017
Detroit refugee aid facility may close due to federal cuts
(World Socialist Web Site)

March 12, 2017
Amid funding cuts, Freedom House serves as the nation’s few providers
for asylum seekers

(Nisa Khan, The Michigan Daily)

March 5, 2017
Refugee finds asylum at Detroit Freedom House
(Miriam Marini, The South End)

March 2, 2017
Detroit’s Haven for Asylum Seekers Set To Lose Federal HUD Money
(Stephen Henderson, Detroit Today, WDET)

February 18, 2017
Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers
(Jeff Karoub, Associated Press)

February 16, 2017
Detroit's Freedom House may have to close
(Virgina Gordon, Michigan  Public Radio)

February 15, 2017
Rubin: Detroit’s Freedom House may close
(Neal Rubin, The Detroit News)

February 15, 2017
For I was a stranger and you welcomed me
(Christine Schenk, National Catholic Reporter)

February 14, 2017
Freedom House seeking help after losing federal funding
(Amy Lange, Fox 2 Detroit)

February 13, 2017
Detroit organization may have to turn away victims of rape and assualt
(The HUB)

February 7, 2017
Freedom House under fire
(Paula Tutman, WDIV)

February 6, 2017
One of a kind house for asylum seekers in Detroit faces uncertain future
(Aaron Mondry, Model D Media)

February 6, 2017
Help Restore Freedom House Detroit Funding
(Michael Odom, Vice President, Marx Layne & Company via Between the Lines)

February 2017
How this Detroit-area refugee organization lost its government funding
(Alana Walker, BLAC Detroit Magazine)

February 2, 2017
Un organisme américain d'aide aux réfugiés est menacé de disparition
(Nicolas Pham, CBC)

December 22, 2016
What Next? The Election, Asylum & LGBT Rights
(Kate Opalewski, Between the Lines)

November 9, 2016
Politics & Prejudices: It’s finally over ... now what?
(Jack Lessenberry, Metro Times)

October 20, 2016
Freedom House Seeks Help for LGBTI Refugees
(Kate Opalewski, Between the Lines)

August 11, 2016
'I Am Arrested by Ugandan Police' -@FrankMugisha
(TJ Rogers, Between the Lines)

November 25, 2015
Viewpoint: Our Doors Are Open
(TJ Rogers, Between the Lines)

November 25, 2015
One refugee shares what life is like in Michigan for him and his family
(Jennifer Guerra, State of Opportunity, Michigan Public Radio)

November 19, 2015
All Refugees in Michigan, America Deserve Compassion
(TJ Rogers, ACLU of Michigan Blog)

November 6, 2015
572: Transformers (starts at 21:52)
(This American Life, NPR)

October 29, 2015
Welcoming A Globally Inclusive Community
(TJ Rogers and Micheal Ighodaro, Between the Lines)

September 29, 2015
Can Detroit Play a Part with Syrian Refugees?
(Stephen Henderson, Detroit Today, WDET)

September 22, 2015
As U.S. Announces Plan To Accept More Refugees, Michigan Gets Ready
(Sarah Cwiek, NPR)

September 15, 2015
Detroit City Council Testimonial Resolution: A Resolution Regarding
Asylum Seekers and Refugees

(Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez, Detroit City Council)

September 2015
Zaini Itito, Site Manager at Freedom House
(Emell Derra Adolphus, BLAC Detroit Magazine)

August 19, 2015
The popularity of anti-immigrant rhetoric a sign of a frightened
country that has lost its way

(Jack Lessenberry, Michigan Public Radio)

The Power to Change Detroit: Through Their Work, A Visible
LGBT Face Shines Through [PDF]
 (Click here for full publication)
(Ed English, Pride Source: Michigan's LGBT Magazine/Between the Lines)

March 11, 2015
Local, Global Jewel: Freedom House Detroit
(TJ Rogers, Between the Lines)

October 29, 2014
First Block: Freedom House in Detroit / 
[VIDEO] First Block: Finding safety inside Freedom House
(Will Jones, WDIV)

May 21, 2014
Search for safe haven leads Afghan family to Detroit
(Laura Berman, The Detroit News)

April 2014
Freedom House Detroit Case Manager Helps Fellow Refugees
(Emell Derra Adolphus, BLAC Detroit Magazine)

March 13, 2014
Dissecting LGBT Discrimination And Persecution Around
The Globe

(Susan Horowitz, Between The Lines)

March 13, 2014
LGBT issues discussed at Holocaust Memorial Center
(Sherri Kolade, Farmington Press)

February 21, 2014
LGBT activist Frank Mugisha visits Detroit, denounces
Uganda's urge to imprison gays

(Gus Burns, MLive)

February 20, 2014
Ugandan LGBT rights activist Frank Mugisha visits
Detroit Thursday

(Gus Burns, MLive)

February 19, 2014
Ugandan LGBT rights activist to speak Thursday in Detroit
(Oakland Press)

February 19, 2014
Freedom House to present LGBT film at Wright Museum
(Steve Thorpe, Detroit Legal News)

February 2014
Ugandan Activist Frank Mugisha Talks Politics, Homophobia
(Emell Derra Adolphus, BLAC Detroit Magazine)

February 6, 2014
LGBT Activist From Uganda Makes Special Detroit
Appearance Feb. 20

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Between The Lines)

January 31, 2014
Call Me Kuchu: LGBT Film Showing, Discussion in Detroit
(Alana Walker, BLAC Detroit Magazine)

November 17, 2013
Tuskegee Airmen / Freedom House
(Stephen Henderson, American Black Journal)

August 20, 2013 
10 Detroit Charities Serving Their City Amid Bankruptcy News
(Huff Post Impact)

July 3, 2013 
A Togolese refugee flees home country, 'I left to save my life'
(Sarah Cwiek, Michigan Radio)

June 25, 2013 
In Detroit, Freedom House Offers a Haven for Asylum-Seekers
(Kristin Wright, Religion Today)

February 19, 2010
Deborah Drennan named executive director
(Sherri Welch, Crain's Detroit Business)

February 2010
Freedom House
(Jack Lessenberry, Hour Detroit magazine)

October 2009 
Freedom House Benefit 2009
(Hour Detroit magazine)

September 2, 2009
Defend real Americans
(Jack Lessenbery, Metro Times)

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