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Program: NYIC is Talking Transition!


On Thursday, November 14th at 2PM, the NYIC is Talking Transition

Join us tomorrow at Duarte Square (6th ave and Canal St) for a lively discussion on the needs of New York's immigrant communities! 


The Future of NYC Pro-Immigrant Policies: The Road to Justice, Opportunity, and Equity in 2014

Members of the New York Immigration Coalition will present the ‘2014 NYC Policy Wishlist’ of priority issues important to the diverse immigrant communities of New York. Two panels of experts will explore immigration and integration issues in an interactive conversation with the audience.


Intro Dance/Invocation:
Cetiliztli Nauhcampa Quetzalcoatl

The Future of NYC Pro-Immigrant Policies: Integration
This panel will focus on issues of immigrant integration and how they can be addressed on the city level, including education, health, equity voting rights, participatory budgeting, economic development, housing, among others..

Moderated by: Jackie Vimo, NYIC Director of Advocacy

Monica Tavares, chief of staff, Mayors Office for Immigrant Affairs

Dr. Ron Hayduk, associate director of the Center for Immigration Studies, Queens College

Mae Lee, executive director, Chinese Progressive Association

Gonzalo Mercado, executive director, El Centro del Inmigrante de Staten Island

Vladimir Epshteyn, executive director, Russian American Voter Education League

Claire Sylvan, executive director and president, Internationals Network for Public Schools

Darnell Benoit, executive director, Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project

Dmitri Daniel Glinski, president & CEO, Russian Community Council of Manhattan and the Bronx

I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez (Organic Magnetics)
Yaccouba Sissoko's kora trio

The Future of NYC Pro-Immigrant Policies: Immigration
This panel will focus on issues of immigration and how they can be addressed at the city level, touching on the Deportation and Unjust Detention Crisis, Legal Assistance, Federal Immigration Reform, DACA, DREAM, Asylum, Naturalization, among others.

Moderated by: Steve Choi, executive director, New York Immigration Coalition


Dr. John Mollenkopf, director of the CUNY Graduate Center for Urban Research

Angela Fernandez, executive director, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights

Grace Shim, executive director, MinKwon Center for Community Action

Fahd Ahmed, legal and policy director, DRUM: Desis Rising Up and Moving

Anne Pilsbury, executive director, Central American Legal Assistance

Lucia Gomez, executive director, La Fuente

Valeria Treves, executive director, New Immigrant Community Empowerment

Musical Closeout
The Cimarron Project


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