Join us for a Press Conference and Rally

Click here to go to our EVENTS page!   Community coalition speaks out against Secretary of State Shantel Krebs’ and Sen. Sen. Neal Tapio’s support for Muslim registry and endorsement from Kris Kobach   (Sioux Falls, SD 12/14/17) – On Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:30 PM, a community and interfaith coalition will hold a press conference in Sioux Falls, SD for statements of community solidarity against Islamophobia and xenophobia perpetrated by South Dakota’s elected officials.   Continue reading

ACTION ALERT!!!

Please contact Shantel Krebs Office 605.773.3537 or shantel.krebs@state.sd.us and denounce her most recent stance in supporting a Muslim registry.   Once you’ve contacted her office post #resistKrebs on Facebook and Twitter (@SDVoices4Peace). Continue reading

The Journey to South Dakota Voices for Peace

Welcome Friends!  It’s been quite a year fighting Islamophobia and anti immigrant/refugee bigotry in South Dakota.  It all started this past January 2017, when I was alerted that there had been an anti-refugee bill introduced at our state capital, Pierre, SD. I dusted off my advocacy hat and started reaching out to my network of immigration lawyers, social justice activists, and interfaith leaders. I even took a chance and emailed the CEO of Lutheran Social Services, Betty Oldenkamp, telling her that LSS was not alone. And we were off to the races. Shortly after this bill was introduced, two Islamophobic and anti-refugee resolutions were introduced.     Continue reading