Harry Belafonte, Jr. Set for ALL FACES ALL RACES Forum at The Black Institute, 11/1
The Black Institute, in collaboration with the DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy, SEIU 1199 and the Caribbean Research Center, will hold a forum at Medgar Evers College to highlight the plight of African, Caribbean, and Afro-Latino immigrants in America, especially in relation to Comprehensive Immigration Reform. The revolutionary musician and social activist Harry Belafonte, Jr. will give a special guest performance.
Featured Speaker: Civil Rights Activist and Musician Harry Belafonte, Jr., Bertha Lewis, President and Founder of The Black Institute, State Senator Eric Adams, U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke
It all takes place on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn (1650 Bedford Ave, Founder's Auditorium)
For years, several grassroots black-immigrant rights groups have been advocating for immigration reforms pertaining to Caribbean and African communities including family reunification, a pathway to citizenship for temporary status holders and affordable fines and fees associated with new citizenship. The Black Institute (TBI) has been instrumental in forming this debate and has called for widespread changes to be made to the current immigration reform compromise. Our goal is to educate individuals about the impact of immigration within the African Diaspora, as well as to discuss immigration as a civil rights issue that impacts all Americans, especially African Americans. We also aim to educate black immigrants about immigration reform efforts, specifically efforts being spearheaded by TBI. We want to ensure that black immigrants are informed about TBI's Family and Immigrant Reunification bill, and are positioned to show their elected officials that they support it.
For more information about The Black Institute, visit the website www.theblackinstitute.org.