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Queer Brunch: Finding Home + Panel Discussion

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O Cinema Wynwood

90 NW 29th Street, Miami (305) 571-9970

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• General Admission – $11.00
• Student / Senior / Military – $9.50
• Members – $7.50
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ALL FILMS START EXACTLY AT THE LISTED TIME, AND ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS, NO EXCHANGES, NO EXCEPTIONS.

THE PANEL DISCUSSION IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

With the Support Of

Proceeds from this screening will be donated to Americans for Immigrant Justice to help support the work they do to reunite families and children detained in Homestead.

Queer Brunch partners the best in contemporary LGBTQ cinema from around the world with everyone’s favorite weekend pastime… BRUNCH! We’re hoping you join us for an informative afternoon of food & film in a safe and festive space for our LGBTQ community and their allies.

SCHEDULE:

• 12:00pm – Doors Open + A Light Fare of Juices, Pastries and Fruit Will Be Served.
• 12:30pm – Panel Discussion
• 2:00pm – Film Starts

PANEL DISCUSSION:

What is going on, America? What is happening in our backyard, Miami? Aqua Foundation for Women brings together immigration experts to help us understand fact from fake, policy from hearsay. The Wall, Dreamers, Border Patrol, Detention, Immigration Reform, ICE, and more.

Miami immigration specialists provide a State of the Union on what is happening in US Immigration policy. We will provide a summary of current issues and laws, and tackle your questions. What is really happening in Homestead? How will the new policies impact your business, family, and personal life? Should you be worried? How can you get involved?

As Miami’s only LBT women’s organization, our panel discussion will focus on women, family, and LGBT perspectives. Our panelists are women leaders from law firms, journalism, and the non-profit sectors.
All members of the South Florida community are invited to this FREE conversation!

PANELISTS:

• Christine Alden, Esq. – Business Immigration Attorney

• Patricia Hernandez – Immigration Attorney and Aqua Board Member

• Rebecca Sanchez-Roig – Former Government Attorney & Family Immigration Law Specialist.

• Jennifer Anzardo Valdes, Esq. – Program Director for Children’s Legal Program

(Moderated by: Brenda Medina)

FILM:

FINDING HOME is a documentary web series chronicling the painstaking efforts of LGBT immigrants to build and define a home in Los Angeles.

Roughly 65 million people are displaced globally — including tens of thousands of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. Since assuming office, Trump has cut refugee admissions from 110,000 to 50,000.

Over the past two decades the LGBT community has made great progress in the United States, including the Supreme Court ruling allowing Same Sex Marriage in all fifty states in the summer of 2015. However, in over 70 countries, homosexual acts are still illegal and punishable by law, and LGBT individuals are not only discriminated against, but actively persecuted. In this timely and inspiring docu-series, explore the journeys of three queer immigrants in Los Angeles who have escaped persecution and violence in their native countries.

The individuals who are the focus of this project come from strikingly different communities and circumstances, yet all were forced to leave the countries where they were born, after facing discrimination for being LGBT. Their religious, political, ethnic and cultural identities are further complicated by gender identity and sexual orientation, — but their search for a home is a deeply human and universal one.