Spanish Conversation Tables — Start Wednesday
Esperamos Verle Allí!
LUM Immigration Clinic in partnership with Ayuda y Aprende offers Spanish Conversation Tables as a weekly, lunch-time series — FREE and open to the public. The weekly program will return from winter break THIS Wednesday (February 5) from Noon to 1:15 p.m. at the LUM Office Conference Room (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette).

Lifelong learners gather each week during their lunch hour to learn and improve their conversational Spanish — and connect with their Spanish speaking neighbors. The LUM Spanish Conversation Tables weekly series is ideal for both beginners as well as those wanting to refresh their knowledge in a relaxed, casual setting. Each week focuses on different topics such as shopping, eating out, directions, or conversing with a medical professional.

One participant shared that "the pace of the class is great; and the information and exercises made the class interesting."

Participants are encouraged to bring along a friend and a brown bag lunch. Please join us on Wednesday at noon, when the weekly series begins. For more information, email Susan Brouillette ( or click HERE.
LUM Shelter Director Joins Panel at Purdue
Economic Justice - Martin Luther King Day 2020
Dave Heckerd, LUM Emergency Shelter director, participated in a panel discussion entitled, Pursuing Economic & Social Justice , for the Martin Luther King 2020 Celebration at Purdue University. The event was sponsored by the Colleges of Agriculture and Health & Human Services. The panel included other local nonprofit professionals who work with food assistance, homeless services and family support; and was moderated by Dr. Timothy Bond, associate professor of Economics in the Purdue Krannert School of Business. LUM wishes to thank Dr. Shalyse Iseminger and the sponsoring Colleges for including Dave Heckert is such an important discussion. If your class or group wishes to engage one of the LUM staff members in your programs, please email or call to make arrangements (765-423-2691 | ).
Chapel of the Good Shepherd Installs New Pastor
LUM Executive Director Attends Celebration
This past Saturday, Joe Micon, LUM executive director attended a Celebration of New Ministry at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd - the Episcopal Church at Purdue. The event included the formal installation of their new chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Hilary E. Cooke , by the bishop, the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. Everyone at LUM is excited to continue our fruitful partnership with Good Shepherd and joins in on congratulating Chaplain Hilary on her new role with her church and the community.

{ Pictured are L to R: Mark Thomas , Good Shepherd parish administrator, LUM Board member & former LUM Board president; Chaplain Hilary Cooke ; Joe Micon ; and Patti O'Callaghan , LUM Lobbyist & member of Good Shepherd.}
You Are Cordially Invited to Attend the...
Join us for the ninth annual  LUM Follies  and help us celebrate the Retirement of  Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director . The event is on Friday,  March 6  at 7 p.m. and includes a program to honor Joe Micon for his  41 years of service  to our community through his work at  Lafayette Urban Ministry . After the program, there will be a reception with refreshments. It's FREE & open to all. To learn more, click HERE.