Event - Immigrant Artist Legal Clinic (OFFSITE)

Immigrant Artist Legal Clinic (OFFSITE)

09.13.14, 2:00 pm

LOCATION: Immigrant Movement International (IMI)  “€“ 108-59 Roosevelt Ave, Queens NY 11368, near the 111th Street 7 Train Stop

Are you an immigrant artist? Join UnLocal: Community Immigration Legal Services, to learn more about the process of applying for an O-1 visa or “€œartists’ visa”€.

Already have an O-1 visa? We will also discuss how to apply for permanent residency after acquiring an O-1 visa.

RSVP Here: https://queensmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/immigrant-artist-legal-clinic/

About UnLocal : Community Immigration Legal Services

UnLocal, Inc. seeks to re-imagine the way legal services are delivered to immigrants in New York City. We are committed to serving the unmet legal needs of New York City’s immigrant communities by:

  • Providing and expanding access to legal representation for indigent, especially undocumented immigrants, that is affordable, trustworthy, comprehensive, and multilingual;
  • Educating immigrant communities about their rights under immigration laws, how to best prepare for future immigration proceedings and how to protect themselves against fraud, coercion, and opportunism among private immigration attorneys and unauthorized practitioners of law;
  • Employing holistic advocacy through referral-based case management in collaboration with other service providers, community-based organizations and city agencies; and
  • Developing special projects to address immigration issues based on community needs and assessments.

UnLocal’s multifaceted approach targets all dimensions of integration and addresses longer-term needs: social and political rights, cultural and religious diversity, and citizenship and participation.  Ultimately, this approach will lead to increased economic stability in New York City immigrant communities, allowing individuals to realize their full potential.

About Immigrant Movement International

Immigrant Movement International, (IMI) is a community space that hosts a variety of free experimental educational workshops facilitated by both artists and community members serving the needs of local immigrants. IMI acts as a think tank for those interested in creating a more humane and dignified legal and economic reality for migrants in the future and as a lab for the merging of arts and activism.

About Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program

The expanded Queens Museum features a new, expanded slate of artist services, including a brand new Studio Program, with professional development features and a networking Lecture Series that draws on human resources at the Queens Museum. Open A.I.R. programs will offer professional development topics targeted specifically to all interested emerging artists.

Open A.I.R. is made possible by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Questions? Email sjmo@queensmuseum.org