Leveraging Power and Building Community for LGBTQ Immigration

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Join us in ten days for Leveraging Power and Building Community around LGBTQ Immigration Event on January 31st at 6:30pm at William Way LGBT Community Center. 

We have confirmed our wonderful speakers and here they are:

-Ben de Guzman from the National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
-Elizabeth Yaeger from HIAS
-Fernanda Marroquin from Dream Activists PA (DAPA)
-Sasha Wijeratne from hotpot!
-Minh Nguyen from BPSOS who will be our activity facilitator.

Immigration reform is set as a hot topic nationally this year and we’re set to leverage our power. Come listen to our communities stories and engage with multiple communities. Building off our past two LGBTQ immigration forums we’re switching it up for 2013. Rather than the traditional ‘front of the room’ format, our panelists will be among all of us and we’ll be in discussion groups so everyone can participate. Refreshments will be served. If you or your organizations have resource materials, please bring them as we will have a few tables reserved for them.Check out our facebook event page too (add link here https://www.facebook.com/events/477499208952606/).

Please email hotpotphilly (at)gmail (dot) com to RSVP and contact us with any questions.

In solidarity,
Alison, Laurent, and the hotpot! sc

Location Details:
William Way Community Center, Ballroom
1315 Spruce Street  Philadelphia, PA 19107

William Way is accessible from the 13th St Market Frankford Line, the 21 or 42 bus.
There is on-street metered parking and several parking garages in the area.
The Ballroom is accessible via stairs as well as an elevator.

About hotpot!: We are a Philadelphia-based gathering working to build community for Queer Asian + Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual women, trans*, gender variant/queer/non-conforming identified folks through social gatherings, political action and good food. We are fiscally sponsored by ASIAC. This work is supported by the Asian Mosaic Fund.