Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS)


News and Media

Read more about our programs and receive updates from our Newsletter.


Ordinance 156-O-16, which is aimed to establish the City of Evanston as a “Welcoming City” will be proposed for a vote on December 12th in the City of Evanston. Evanston Mayor Tisdahl recommends the City Council adopt Ordinance 156-O-16, amending Title 1, to add Chapter 21 entitled “Welcoming City Ordinance.” The Ordinance will help build on efforts to make the City of Evanston one of the most immigrant-friendly cities in the country. Learn more about the ordinance on the City of Evanston website. 

Volunteer Opportunities 

If you would like to volunteer with of the many Resettlement Organizations and Mutual Aid Associations in Illinios view the list of organizations in Illinois. 

Forced Migration Resources

Review these LISTSERV and Blogs for other information on Forced Migration and Refugee protection