Thursday, December 18th, 2014 is International Migrant's Day, and the UU-UNO is celebrating by holding a special film screening on Migration Justice and reviewing its major accomplishments.
Over the past year, the UU-UNO's efforts around Migration Justice have led us closer to our goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all .The office would like to end a year of successful human rights work by hosting a special film screening on immigration justice from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Thursday, December 18th, 2014.
Winner of the 2013 Cinematography Award, “Who is Dayani Cristal” will be screened on the 10th floor of the UN Church Center and is open to all that would like to attend. The event is co-sponsored by the Immigration Committee of the Unitarian Church in Westport, Peace and Justice Task Force, and the Racial Justice Initiative.
While exercising leadership roles at the NGO Committee on Human Rights, the UU-UNO has formed close partnerships with the McSilver Institute for Poverty, Policy, and Research at the New York University School of Social Work to work on finding ways to engage the faith community to support LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.
The office has also partnered with Housing Works in New York City to build faith-based support for LGBTI asylum seekers - we brought representatives from Housing Works, as well as LGBT asylum seekers, to an All Souls Interweave meeting to educate the congregation and increase their engagement with this critical issue.
As a member of LGBT Freedom and Asylum network (LGBT-FAN), the UU-UNO participated in "Better Together”, a forum on providing services to LGBTI asylum seekers. The forum brought together direct service providers, advocacy groups, and government officials to talk about ways to increase support for LGBTI asylum seekers across New York City.
To support our continued advocacy efforts around Migration Justice, including work focused on LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees, please consider a donation to the UU-UNO.