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De Blasio Launches Fall Citizenship Drive

Plus: Documented needs your support this holiday season, and our documentary "I Know What Pandemic Means" wins a Hispanic Access Award.

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On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a Fall Citizenship Drive, which will provide naturalization eligibility screenings and free citizenship application assistance to immigrant New Yorkers. The drive hopes to reach lawful permanent residents in New York City through a series of events hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, CUNY Citizenship Now!, and various community-based organizations. It will feature two “large-scale application assistance clinics” with the goal of reaching 200-300 people. The first drive will take place in Brooklyn on Nov. 20. Harlem World Magazine

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Documented’s “I Know What Pandemic Means” Film Wins Hispanic Access Award

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Frisly Soberanis was awarded the Next Generation Award by the Hispanic Access Foundation for his film “I Know What Pandemic Means,” which was co-produced by Documented and Waterwell. Soberanis worked with members of Documented’s WhatsApp community to paint a stunning portrait of undocumented immigrants’ lives during the pandemic. Documented’s WhatsApp news service provides critical information for Spanish-speaking immigrants in the New York area. “I am thankful to the folks over at the Hispanic Access Foundation for creating space where our film could be screened and for the award we received,” Soberanis said. “A big shout out to the team who helped put the piece together and the folks who shared and trusted their stories with us.” Soberanis received the award during the Hispanic Access Foundation’s Our Heritage, Our Planet film festival, held during Hispanic Heritage Month. Read more at Documented.

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