Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Digital Town Hall: Navigating COVID-19 for Immigrant Arts Workers: Rights, Relief and Resources
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When: Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Facebook Live (video posted)
Session was free and open to the public.
Accessibility: Session includes ASL interpretation & closed captioning.
About: Navigating COVID-19 for Immigrant Arts Workers: Rights, Relief and Resources
Dance/NYC, immigrant advocates and legal advisors led a town hall event discussing resources for immigrant dance makers and cultural workers as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19. Panelists provided insight on an arts worker's legal rights as an immigrant regardless of immigration status; resources for undocumented artists and disabled immigrant artists; access to pandemic support with consideration for the Public Charge rule including community-led resources; and advocacy tools for how organisations can support immigrant artists and arts workers.
Confirmed Speakers - Click speaker names to access their bios:
Alejandra Duque Cifuentes, Executive Director
Anu Joshi, Vice President of Policy, New York Immigration Coalition
Candace Thompson-Zachery, Manager of Justice, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
State Senator Jessica Ramos, Chair of Committee on Labor, NY State Senate
May Malik, Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
Michael Cataliotti, Principal, Cataliotti Law P.C
Samantha Johnson, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Center for Independence of the Disabled
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Resources from April 28th, 2020 DigiTownHall:
- New York Immigration Coalition COVID-19 Community Resources
- Office of State Senator Jessica Ramos: 718-205-3881 or email@example.com
- Housing Justice For All
- NYC Well Resources: Text ‘WELL” to 65173 or Call 1-888-NYC-WELL
- Public Charge Rule: 1-800-354-0365, M-W
- ActionNYC: For Free, Safe Immigration Legal Help, including questions about Public Charge, call 1-800-354-0365, M-F 9am - 6pm, or Call "311" & say "ActionNYC". Consultations are being made remotely.
- City Bar Justice Center: For All New Yorkers in need of legal services
- Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs: For have questions about immigration or how to access City services during the #COVID19 crisis, call the AskMOIA hotline at 212-788-7654, M-F 9am to 5pm. You can also email at AskMOIA@cityhall.nyc.gov.
- For information on City available resources during COVID-19, please visit nyc.gov/immigrants/coronavirus for more information.
- GetFoodNYC: Food Delivery Services, Delivery workers get paid $53 per route
- Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
- Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY
- 2020 Mutual Aid NYC: Everyday New Yorkers working to lift up local organizing, connect people to resources & build a citywide movement to address the COVID-19 crisis.
- NY Connects: Serves individuals of all ages & income levels wanting to learn more about long term services in NYC
- Michael Cataliotti Law: 646-450-4078 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
- Unemployment Benefits Finder
- FAQs: COVID-19 and Public Charge Immigration Inadmissibility
- TamizdatAVAIL: For performing artists who are in the U.S. on an O or P visa and who do not have access to the advice of an immigration attorney; Email at email@example.com, or phone at 1 (718) 541-3641.
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Dance/NYC’s Digital Town Hall and other Immigrants. Dance. Arts. initiatives are made possible with founding and leadership support from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Dance/NYC seeks partners and speakers with a variety of viewpoints for its events with the goal of generating discussion. The inclusion of any partner or speaker does not constitute an endorsement by Dance/NYC of that partner's or speaker's views.