Legal Workshop, Education Clinic, + Food Drive
Apr
26
1:00 pm13:00

Legal Workshop, Education Clinic, + Food Drive

  • Fordham University

Please join us for more information about asylum, education opportunities for asylum seekers, and free food packages.

Address:   155 west 60th Street, Room 109 - Manhattan

If you are contributing food to the drive, please click here for more information.

Legal Workshop, Food-training Opportunity + Food Drive
May
8
1:00 pm13:00

Legal Workshop, Food-training Opportunity + Food Drive

Come meet for a brief consultation with a lawyer on your immigration and asylum. Please email info@rifnyc.org if you would like to come. 

We will also have a brief presentation by Kerry from Emma's Torch. She will provide you with information about an opportunity to receive training in the food industry.

We will also provide free food packages for you to take home.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

155 W 60th Street, Room 109

A, B, C, D or 1 Train to 59th Street Columbus Circle

If you are donating food to the drive, please click below for more information.

GROW Brooklyn Festival
May
20
11:00 am11:00

GROW Brooklyn Festival

The annual GROW Brooklyn Festival is an afternoon celebration for all ages to discover the joys of gardening, to understand the importance of having access to healthy, affordable and locally grown food, and to participate in the modern backyard-to-table movement.

This year we'll explore Diversity Through Food and discover the many flavors that immigration has brought to our gardens and culinary landscape.

Come find RIF's stall and learn how to cook healthy foods from Afghanistan and Venezuela!

Legal Workshop
Jun
2
1:00 pm13:00

Legal Workshop

  • Fordham University

Come meet for a brief consultation with a lawyer on your immigration and asylum. Please email info@rifnyc.org if you would like to come. 

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

155 W 60th Street, Room 109

A, B, C, D or 1 Train to 59th Street Columbus Circle

Legal Workshop + Food Drive
Jun
19
1:00 pm13:00

Legal Workshop + Food Drive

  • Fordham University

Come meet for a brief consultation with a lawyer on your immigration and asylum. Please email info@rifnyc.org if you would like to come. 

Food packages will be distributed as well. 

 

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

155 W 60th Street, Room 109

A, B, C, D or 1 Train to 59th Street Columbus Circle


Seeking Refuge in New York: Perspectives from Asylum Seekers
Apr
20
3:00 pm15:00

Seeking Refuge in New York: Perspectives from Asylum Seekers

The IIHA and IPED at Fordham University are hosting a discussion panel, Seeking Refuge in New York: Perspectives from Asylum Seekers. 

RIF's Associate director, Ellie Alter, and Sydney Kornegay from the RDJ Refugee Shelter– the only shelter in NYC specifically for homeless asylum seekers and refugees– will speak, in addition to refugees seeking asylum in NYC. 

The event will be held in McGinley Ballroom at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus.

Cookies and coffee will be served!

Non-Fordham guests, please register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seeking-refuge-in-new-york-tickets-33703831066?aff=erelexpmlt

The Local Struggle: Learning From Asylum Seekers In NYC
Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

The Local Struggle: Learning From Asylum Seekers In NYC

RIF's Associate Director Ellie Alter is teaching a class at Pioneer Works about the struggles asylum seekers face in NYC.

Tickets at https://pioneerworks.org/education/local-struggle-learning-asylum-seekers-nyc/

Course Description

Across the pond, the refugee crisis looks like the orphaned children of Aleppo; the overpacked dinghies that carry thousands across the mediterranean sea and the makeshift village of the Calais “Jungle.” What does the refugee crisis look like here in NYC? Who are the people seeking asylum, right here, in your borough?

Join us for an introduction to the local refugee crisis: a look into the lives of asylum seekers in NYC.

The workshop will explore:
● The persecution that forces asylum seekers to flee
● Important distinctions between refugee groups and the political histories of refugee/asylum law
● Current lack of local and federal support for refugees and asylum seekers
● Stories of the local struggle
● The people and organizations in the local effort
● Actions to support the local effort

Legal Workshop
Mar
22
1:00 pm13:00

Legal Workshop

  • Fordham University

Come meet for a brief consultation with a lawyer on your immigration and asylum. Please email info@rifnyc.org if you would like to come.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

155 W 60th Street, Room 109

A, B, C, D or 1 Train to 59th Street Columbus Circle

Folk Fights Back
Mar
19
6:30 pm18:30

Folk Fights Back

Join us at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for an evening of folk music benefiting RIF Asylum Support! 

Tickets $15 at the door. 

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1302992149770596/?active_tab=about

Legal Workshop + Food Drive
Mar
8
10:00 am10:00

Legal Workshop + Food Drive

  • Fordham University

Come meet for a brief consultation with a lawyer on your immigration and asylum. Please email info@rifnyc.org if you would like to come. 

Food packages will be distributed as well. 

 

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

155 W 60th Street, Room 109

A, B, C, D or 1 Train to 59th Street Columbus Circle

Samsung Training: Microsoft Excel
Feb
8
2:30 pm14:30

Samsung Training: Microsoft Excel

  • SAMSUNG 837

Come learn about how to use Microsoft Excel, Google sheets, and other spreadsheet tools. These tools are very important in many industries! This workshop will help you improve your skills so that you will be ready to use spreadsheets in your field, and add to the skills on your resume/CV. 

This event is for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Immigrants.


Samsung 837

837 Washington Street (near 13th Street), Manhattan. Take the A,C or E train to 14 Street

2nd Floor --> Please go up stairs to the area with the sofas! You can say that you are here for the training. Your contact person at Samsung will be Joshua 646-691-5902. You can text him if you have questions. 

 

How will Trump's executive orders affect asylum seekers?
Feb
3
1:00 pm13:00

How will Trump's executive orders affect asylum seekers?

  • Fordham University

Attorney Caitlin Steinke will present on the recent executive orders signed by President Trump, and discuss how these actions will impact asylum seekers. 

Please come to find out more about the asylum process!

All are welcome, and we will be live-streaming this presentation on Facebook.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

155 W 60th Street, Room 109

A, B, C, D or 1 Train to 59th Street Columbus Circle

Legal Workshop + Food Drive
Jan
23
1:00 pm13:00

Legal Workshop + Food Drive

  • Fordham University

Come meet for a brief consultation with a lawyer on your immigration and asylum. Please email info@rifnyc.org if you would like to come. 

Food packages will be distributed as well. 

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

155 W 60th Street, Room 109

A, B, C, D or 1 Train to 59th Street Columbus Circle

Legal Workshop
Dec
17
1:00 pm13:00

Legal Workshop

  • Fordham University

Come meet for a brief consultation with a lawyer on your immigration and asylum. Please email Maria@rifnyc.org if you would like to come. 

Fordham University

155 W 60th Street, Room 109

A, B, C, D or 1 Train to 59th Street Columbus Circle