Join us on Thursday, May 18th for Esperanza Immigration Legal Services' (EILS) annual fundraiser Celebrating Hope for Immigrants!
Celebrating Hope for Immigrants: A Brighter Future will highlight the bright futures of the many immigrants that we serve. Each year, EILS helps numerous immigrants through the citizenship process by providing comprehensive support and legal services to make their dreams of living in the United States a reality. Taking steps towards the unique future that each individual dreams of often begins with these services.
During this event, we will recognize two pivotal leaders, enjoy a live musical performance, take in the beautiful views overlooking our city, and give in support of vital legal services.
EILS empowers primarily low-income and Spanish-speaking immigrants. As a leading immigration legal services provider in North Philadelphia, EILS' strength is local trust and accessibility. With your support, EILS will continue to partner with immigrants on their journeys to eliminate barriers to leading rich lives here in our City.
Celebrating Hope for Immigrants is an opportunity for us to come together each year to make HOPE possible for many more immigrants and families.
6:00-7:00pm VIP Reception for Sponsors and Honored Guests
7:00-9:00pm Main Event
Esperanza Arts Center - Gran Salón
4261 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia PA 19140
FREE on-site parking
Celebrating Hope for Immigrants Honorees
EILS Civic Impact Honoree, Amy Eusebio
EILS is pleased to recognize Amy Eusebio for her valuable contributions to ensuring that immigrants find supportive community here in Philadelphia and have viable, meaningful opportunities to pursue their livelihood, hopes, and dreams. Amy is a proud first-generation American, Afro-Latina, and daughter of Dominican immigrants. Eusebio joined the City of Philadelphia in 2018 as Municipal ID Program Director and was responsible for launching the PHL City ID. She has more than 15 years of experience working in non-profit social services. Eusebio’s previous roles included a focus on ensuring the programs she was part of were culturally responsive to the immigrant communities they were intended to serve. She completed her undergraduate and graduate education in social work, earning a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and a master’s from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the Executive Director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs of Philadelphia.
EILS Champion Honoree, Jaya Ramji-Nogales
EILS is pleased to recognize Jaya Ramji-Nogales for her critical leadership and influence in EILS’ development and growth, and commitment to improving the lives of immigrants and their families. Dean Ramji-Nogales played a pivotal role in EILS’ history as a former board member and friend of the organization. Associate Dean for Research at Temple Law, Jaya specializes in immigration law, international law, procedure, and process. She currently teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence, Refugee Law and Policy, and the Temple Law Asylum Project, which provides tailored country conditions research to support asylum seekers and their lawyers. Dean Ramji-Nogales’ research areas include asylum and refugee law, global migration law, and empirical assessment of asylum adjudication.
She is the co-author of Refugee Roulette, which was the first empirical assessment of all four levels of the U.S. asylum system, and more recently, The End of Asylum, which examines changes to the asylum system under the Trump administration and offers suggestions for reform.
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY INTERMINABLE
Interminable is a Philly-based futuristic fusion project that explores our connections as diasporic peoples through original music in Spanish and English, weaving together the common threads of improvisation and swing from Mexican traditional son jarocho music, jazz, rock, funk, and electronic music. This innovative tapestry of sounds is expressed through the band’s unique combination of instruments. Ximena Violante sings and plays the electric guitar and jarana, a guitar-like instrument from the afroindigenous son jarocho tradition of Mexico. Marty Gottlieb-Hollis on trumpet and St. Clair Simmons on trombone join forces as a horn section. Matt Jernigan on drums and Yeho Bostick on bass solidify the rhythmic backbeat. During the event, Interminable will perform their piece El Camino in honor of the immigrants that we serve.
THANK YOU TO OUR EARLY SPONSORS
Broad Street Financial, LLC
Fernando Chang-Muy & Len Rieser
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
The Independence Foundation
Justin Mixon, Esq. Immigration Law
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
For questions about registration or sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 215-324-0746 X 247.
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