13TH AAINA: SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN'S FOCUS Community Speaks: Immigration (Call for Participants)--March 25, 2018
Do you have a story to share about Immigration and visa issues? If so, this is your moment! During this 13th year of Aaina, Community Speaks(CS) is providing a platform for you to speak up about issues of immigration in the current political environment .

During its first year, the Trump administration methodically put in place a series of bureaucratic barriers that could significantly reduce opportunities for foreigners to come to the United States legally. Among the actions taken during 2017: Imposition of a much-challenged travel ban suspending the entry of nationals from certain Muslim-majority countries, cuts to refugee admissions, and increased scrutiny for visa applicants.This year's CS forum is the perfect platform for you to come broaden the dimensions on this issue, while perhaps your questions answered and raising your voice in the community.

We are also happy to accommodate people who would like to share their story but wish to remain anonymous.

Our panelists are two very knowledgeable and esteemed, practicing immigration lawyers, Tahmina Watson and Akshat Divatia. While they will be unable to provide legal advice during this event, they can offer guidance and suggestions for next steps.

Interested in sharing your story? Interested in being in the audience? Have questions regarding participation? Contact Smita (smisoans@yahoo.com) or Devyani (devyani.charde@gmail.com) by March 15, 2018, or express your interest through this form. We will help facilitate your participation in this forum.

You can also RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1925870774393685/

Community Speaks began at the Aaina festival as a forum for South Asian people impacted by violence to break the isolation they have experienced by sharing their story. Aaina celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women. Aaina is produced by Tasveer, a non-profit arts and social justice organization.
Open to All.

This is a FREE event, part of Aaina Festival (March 23rd-25th), and is OPEN TO ALL.

Community Speaks 2018
Date: Sunday, March 25
Time: 12pm
Location: Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium

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