March 8, 2012 – Immigrant survivors of human trafficking; abused children far from home; talented youth at risk of deportation: These are the folks at the center of Americans for Immigrant Justice’s mission and the heart of its 2012 annual dinner on March 15 at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami.
At a time of increasingly virulent anti-immigrant voices, AI Justice remains committed to upholding our immigrant nation’s fundamental values: Justice, the rule of law and human rights. Our dinner program reflects those values:
Keynote speaker José Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer-Prize Winning journalist, stunned the nation last year with his New York Times essay, My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.
Aldo Bello, an award-winning filmmaker, features AI Justice client Juan Gomez in his documentary on the DREAM Act.
Kimberly Green, a philanthropist, writer and filmmaker, has helped improve thousands of lives in Miami, Haiti and other places worldwide.
Some 400 elected officials, attorneys, judges, business leaders and other prominent guests will attend AI Justice’s dinner. Among them will be AI Justice clients, including Dream Act students, trafficking survivors and abused youth who now thrive. The chairs of the dinner host committee are Alexandra M. Codina, Andrew W. Frey and Doriliz and Harold Arteaga, Esq. Celebrated bilingual journalist Helen Aguirre Ferré will serve as mistress of ceremony.
Since announcing its new name in September, AI Justice has redoubled its advocacy efforts nationwide. Sixteen years after opening our door, we will open our Washington office in April and keep pressing for smart, reality-based reform of our nation’s broken immigration system.
For more information on AI Justice’s annual dinner, see below:
Who: Americans for Immigrant Justice, formerly Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
What: 2012 Annual Dinner, Upholding the Values of an Immigrant Nation
When: March 15, 6 p.m. reception and silent auction; 7:30 p.m. program and dinner
Where: Hotel InterContinental, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, Florida
Why: To support the cause and the values of justice, the rule of law and human rights
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Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) has been fighting for the American dream since its founding in 1996. One of the nation’s largest non-profit immigration law firms, AI Justice represents vulnerable immigrants at no charge. This direct service work informs its broader policy work. AI Justice influences national policy; successfully litigates or otherwise challenges patterns of abuse; and educates the public about the impact immigration laws and directives have on our communities. AI Justice is dedicated to protecting and promoting the basic rights of immigrants.
www.aijustice.org 3000 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 400 Miami, Florida 33137