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 is standing in front of a wooden wall. She is a fair-skin with short brown hair, a big smile, and a yellow blazer.

Alejandra Duque Cifuentes, Executive Director

Anu Joshi Headshot

Anu Joshi, Vice President of Policy, New York Immigration Coalition

Candace Thompson-Zachery

Candace Thompson-Zachery, Manager of Justice, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

Jessica Ramos headshot

State Senator Jessica Ramos, Chair of Committee on Labor, NY State Senate

May Malik Headshot

May Malik, Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

Michael Cataliotti headshot

Michael Cataliotti, Principal, Cataliotti Law P.C

Samantha Johnson headshot

Samantha Johnson, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Center for Independence of the Disabled

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Resources from April 28th, 2020 DigiTownHall:



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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.


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