Champions for Justice Dinner 2019

Annual Champions for Justice Dinner 2019

September 29, 2019

4:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 N Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505

Celebrate the work of NIJFON and our fearless partners!


Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors celebrates its 8th year with an event at Two Brothers Roundhouse in downtown Aurora.

Your presence will support the work of NIJFON as it continues to protect immigrants by providing free, high quality legal services.NIJFON also invites allies to learn about complex immigration issues and advocate for justice.

The Main Event

Champions for Justice Awards Presented to:

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Rev. Paula Cripps-Vallejo and State Representative Delia Ramirez!

On September 29, 2019, Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors will honor Rev. Paula Cripps-Vallejo and State Representative Delia Ramirez as the 2019 Champions of Justice Award Recipients.

Rev. Paula Cripps-Vallejo is an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. She has served as the Lead Pastor of Humboldt Park United Methodist Church, a majority Latinx congregation, since June 2014. She is passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in ways that transform hearts and lives and also transforms our broken and hurting world.

Paula served on the Board of Directors for Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), including being the Chairperson from June 2013 to December 2016. She is deeply passionate about JFON’s vision to create a world immigrants, refugees and all asylum seekers are welcomed, supported and able to live without fear.She is on the Immigration Task Force of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, leader in the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance, and, Chair of Faith-Based CAPS group for the Chicago 14th District Police Department.

Be sure to join us as we honor Rev. Cripps-Vallejo


Delia represents the 4th District, which includes the Chicago neighborhoods of East Humboldt Park, Hermosa, Bucktown, West Town, Ukrainian Village, East Village, and Logan Square.

Delia is a daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, an accomplished social service director, community leader and coalition builder who has dedicated much of her life and career to the Humboldt Park and Logan Square communities. Delia has worked closely with JFON through her work at the Humboldt Park United Methodist Church where she helped to co-found the Chicago clinic.

For this and for her tireless service to under served communities, NIJFON is proud to have Delia accept our Champions for Justice Award 2019!

Guest Speaker: Rev. Christian Coon

                                    Connecting our Faith to the Story of JFON

Client Speaker: Mazen Ataya

Come and enjoy

  • Great food. Appetizers, dinner, dessert.
  • Current information about the work of Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors.
  • Wonderful craft beer from Two Brothers Brewery sold at a cash bar
  • Silent and live auctions of items “too good to be true.”
  • This event is Metra friendly. The Two Brothers Roundhouse is adjacent to the Aurora Metra Station. Arrive on the 4:01 train from Chicago and return (we hope) on the 6:19 train to Chicago.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE – See ticket options for details

To pay by check, please make check out to NIJFON (Fundraiser in memo line) and send to NIJFON, 77 W. Washington St. Suite 1820, Chicago IL 60602