MEDIA ADVISORY: September 11, 2020
Media Contacts: Krystina François, Krystina.Francois@miamidade.gov, (305) 450-6123
Latina Comunica, latinacomunica@gmail.com, (786) 317-3524

Miami Citizenship Week Kicks Off

10 days of activities include a 4-day virtual Mega Citizenship Clinic and a Scholarship to cover immigration fees for eligible immigrants

WHAT: Miami Citizenship Week Kick-Off Event on FB Live
WHEN: Friday, September 11th at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Follow on Facebook “The Office of New Americans Miami-Dade”

Miami, FL – With a theme of Food. Family. Freedom, the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade kicks off Miami Citizenship Week, 10 days of virtual events (see calendar below), aiming to highlight the contributions of Miami’s thriving immigrant community.

Tune in for a live stream on our Facebook page as we kick-off Miami Citizenship Week, featuring a local resident sharing the story of their pathway to citizenship. This is just the beginning of the many celebratory events we have planned in honor of New American businesses in our community.

The week will also include a Mega Citizenship Clinic Sept 16-19, to provide free legal support to thousands of South Floridians eligible to start their naturalization process and become new American citizens. Due to the pandemic, this year the Mega Clinic will be hosted virtually making it easier for applicants to participate from home. Applicants can register for free at: https://www.officeofnewamericans.org/2020mega or by phone at 888-839-8682 (English and Spanish).

Knowing that the high cost of naturalization fees is one of the barriers for millions of eligible immigrants to become citizens, the Office of New American is offering free scholarships which will be revealed before the Mega Clinic.

Schedule of events (Guest & panelist list available upon request)

September 11th: Miami Citizenship Week Kick-Off
September 12th, 11am: Immigrant Voices Brunch
September 13th, 3pm: Miami is Home: Immigrant Welcoming Guide
September 14th, 6pm: Tools for Financial Freedom for New Americans
September 15th, 12pm: Immigrants Economic Contributions to Miami Panel
September 15th, 5pm: Leadership Miami Mixology Happy Hour
September 16-19th, 10-4pm: Naturalize Now Miami, Virtual Clinic
September 17th, 7:30 pm: New Americans in Elected Office
September 18th, 7pm: Fete
September 18-20th: Immigrant Powered Weekend
September 20th, 1pm: New American Fund Celebration & Brunch W/ Celebrity Chef Demonstration
To register for events: www.officeofnewamericans.org/mcw or text “mcw” to 72572