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Office of Immigrant Affairs

Implementing policies and programs and ensuring access to services that strengthen the well-being of Philadelphia's immigrant communities.

Office of Immigrant Affairs

What we do

From the beginning, Philadelphia has worked to be a welcoming place to people from all walks of life. Our country was built by immigrants and our strength as a city is reinforced by our vibrant diversity.

The mission of the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) is to promote the well-being of Philadelphia’s immigrant communities. We do this by recommending and developing policies and programs, which in turn provide opportunity and access to services.

We help facilitate the successful inclusion of immigrants into the civic, economic, and cultural life of the city. We also highlight the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in our city.

Connect

Address
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 1430
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email OIA@phila.gov
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Events

  • Sep
    23
    Celebration of 69th National Day of P.R. of China, Philadelphia Chinese Community Organization United
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    Philadelphia Chinatown: 10th and Race Street, Philadelphia PA 19107

    Celebration of 69th National Day of P.R. of China, Philadelphia Chinese Community Organization United

    September 23, 2018
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hour
    Philadelphia Chinatown: 10th and Race Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
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    Welcome to the celebration of 69th National Day of People Republic of China! Immersion into the real Chinese culture: watch the flag rising ceremony; hear the Chinese/American national anthems; enjoy the traditional lion dance, beautiful folk dance, Kungfu demonstration and lots fun activities… Contact: Waiman Law, usa.sz.biz@gmail.com, 267-882-3644
  • Sep
    23
    I'm Afraid of Men - Book Reading and Release by Vivek Shraya, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Office of LGBT Affairs, Asian Arts Initiative
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street #100

    I'm Afraid of Men - Book Reading and Release by Vivek Shraya, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Office of LGBT Affairs, Asian Arts Initiative

    September 23, 2018
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour
    Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street #100
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    Raised as the child of South Asian immigrants in Canada, a trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century. Vivek Shraya will read from her new book, I’m Afraid of Men. Contact: Carol Zou, carol@asianartsinitiative.org, 215-557-0455
  • Sep
    23
    Journey South Mural Tour, Mural Arts Philadelphia
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Pick up will be at Pafa, 128 North Broad Street

    Journey South Mural Tour, Mural Arts Philadelphia

    September 23, 2018
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 2 hours
    Pick up will be at Pafa, 128 North Broad Street
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    Experience firsthand how art ignites change: explore the world's largest outdoor art gallery and get to know Philadelphia's stunning mural collection on an exciting guided tour. Weave through diverse neighborhoods and learn about our work with recent immigrant and refugees in Southeast Philly. Contact: Ellen Soloff, tours@muralarts.org, 215-925-3633
Miriam Enriquez
Executive Director
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Staff

Name Job Title Email Phone # Social
Orlando Almonte Language Access Program Manager(215) 686-2170
Claire Daly Community Outreach VISTA(215) 686-4412
Symbol Lai Deputy Director(215) 686-0899
Gabrielle Lysko Program Development VISTA

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