10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
-Meeting with Council member Julissa Ferreras
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.
-Meeting with Council member Daniel Dromm
-Meeting with New York City council member Julissa Ferreras
organized by IM International and New York Council, 21st district of Queens office
The only child of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Council Member Ferreras is committed to the rights of New York’s large and growing immigrant community. To help people with questions about their immigration status or a pending case, she hosts CUNY School of Law Community Legal Resource Network attorneys who provide free legal assistance at her office in Queens and free citizenship drives with CUNY Citizenship Now! Outraged about the Department of Corrections practice of funneling undocumented Rikers Island prisoners to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation processing, Julissa participated in a June 2010 civil disobedience action to protest this unjust policy.
-Meeting with New York City council member Daniel Dromm
organized by IM International and New York Council, District office 25
Daniel Dromm is an educator, community organizer, union leader, and political activist.In 1992, Dromm courageously came out as an openly gay teacher. The story became front-page news in daily newspapers throughout the city. The ensuing battle tested Dromm’s resolve as a fighter who is unafraid to take on the powers that be. Dromm defeated several unsuccessful attempts to remove him from his job and became a role model for equality in the workplace.