FILM SERIES

Short film collection about immigration of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queers in the United States.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Expressiones Cultural Center
84 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320

EVENT IS FREE but we welcome donations.
Panel Discussion to follow moderated by:
Margaret Sönser Breen is a Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Connecticut.
Panel includes:
Rita Provatas, Esq., Immigration Lawyer
Provatas & McNamara

Rita Provatas is a partner in the New London, Connecticut firm, Provatas and McNamara, LLC, a law firm focusing on immigration, employment, elder law and real estate matters. Ms. Provatas’ primary areas of practice are family and business based immigration and nationality matters. She is an active member of AILA (“American Immigration Lawyers’ Association”) and the AILA Connecticut chapter, serving as its Chair from 2011 to 2013. She lectures and writes for AILA-sponsored and other seminars.  She has had the honor and privilege of representing LGBTQ clients before the USCIS in marriage based cases and asylum cases.

Guido Garaycochea, Co-Founder Expressiones Cultural Center and Manager of New Yorkers Programs at Queens Museum

Guido Garaycochea is an immigrant from South America and an internationally trained artist who co-founded Expressiones Cultural Center in New London, Connecticut in 2001 with his partner Jose Garaycochea-Ulloa.  Guido is also the Manager of New Yorkers Programs at Queens Museum.  He graduated from Colegio San Antonio Marianista in Peru and also studied art at School of Visual Arts, Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and Escuela Nacional Superior Autonoma de Bellas Artes del Peru.  Mr. Garaycochea has been an adjunct faculty at Mitchell College, University of Connecticut – Avery Point, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educacion (UMCE) and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Expressiones is a non profit Latino cultural center dedicated to providing the community with quality artistic programming.