Why We Rise is a compelling new documentary short featuring three brave young Asian New Yorkers who reveal what it’s like to grow up without having legal immigration status. Their struggles and their strength are on full display as they come out of the shadows and into the light.
[Recently], the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 on an immigration bill that will soon be considered by the entire Senate. Although it contains many positive changes, the new immigration bill undercuts family unity, props up programs that exploit immigrant workers, and provides only a long and harrowing path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
We hope you’ll watch Why We Rise and share the link with your friends. The film provides a unique glimpse into the lives of real individuals affected by immigration reform and will remind you about why AALDEF’s work to defend immigrant rights is so important.
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Empowering and Rewarding New York City’s Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Enter Competition THRIVE – it’s a unique competition seeking original, innovative strategies and programs that help immigrant entrepreneurs succeed in business. Your submission could be a winner.
- Round I: $25,000 awarded to five semi-finalists to pilot their program and create a business plan
- Round II: $100,000 to one grand prize winner plus promotional services to further scale their program
Submission Period: Feb 1 – March 7, 2013
For more information and to download proposal guidelines, visit www.nycedc.com/thrive, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lendynette Pacheco-Jorge at 646-312-4799. Additionally, an information session will be held on Feb 7, 2013 for potential applicants to learn more about the competition.