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"Immigration and My Mental Health" - An LGBTQ+ Peoples of Color Discussion

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Hostos Community College

120 East 149th St (D Building)

Multipurpose Room, 2nd flr

The Bronx, NY 10451

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LGBTQ+ person of color dealing with immigration issues, the effect on their mental health, and their choices/decisions.

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"Immigration and My Mental Health" - An LGBTQ+ Peoples of Color Discussion Forum

This discussion forum focuses on immigration: LGBTQ+ peoples of color are impacted by their immigration status or absence of status, a look at detention and deportation, culture shock and assimilation, refugee, economic deprivation - homelessness and couch surfing (survival sex and abuse), money, food; health and mental health care, the law and criminal justice system, and lived experiences - intended to make it normal or much easier to speak out, to ask for help and to know what rights and resources are available - that no one has to struggle or suffer alone.

At this discussion forum, panelists, representing a diverse cross-section of these communities will feature advocates, mental health professionals, and legal perspectives to look at many of the factors, including deportation, detention, and asylum; the mental health effects on a person who's struggling with and living in fear; the legal ramifications for someone who is LGBTQ+ and a person of color.

Panelists:

  • presentation by NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Tsion Gurmu, Esq. (Baji, Inc.)(Immigration Attorney)
  • Steve Welch, LCSW-R (mental health professional)
  • Orlando Ferrand (writer/artist/poet)
  • Uchechukwu “Uche” Onwa (QDEP)
  • Alicia Anabel Santos (Moderator)

Participating agencies and organizations:

  • Hostos College - CUNY
  • NYC Mayor's Office of Community Affairs
  • NYC Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • NYC Commission on Human Rights
  • NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board
  • ThriveNYC
  • LGBT Expo
  • QDEP
  • DBGM & IMM2020
  • Caribbean Equality Project
  • Recoveries R US
  • NYC Care
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Fountain House
  • NYC Health+Hospitals

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120 East 149th St (D Building)

Multipurpose Room, 2nd flr

The Bronx, NY 10451

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