Smile Politely

Fundraiser to support local immigrant advocacy

Press Release/PSA
For Immediate Release
February 15, 2016

For media inquires, contact:
Alli Gattari, CU Immigration Forum Development Officer


Dine & Dance to Support the CU Immigration Forum

The CU Immigration Forum (IF) invites you to come out and dance or learn how in support of their work in the community on Saturday, February 27th at the University YMCA. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of Salsa, Bachata, and Cumbia dance instruction led by local professional Latin dance instructors, Shawn Mendez and Uli Ayala. Catered lunch will be served. 100% of the proceeds support IF’s initiative of promoting permanent and positive changes that will improve the quality of life for immigrants in our community.

The CU Immigration Forum is a community non-profit organization of immigrants, clergy, service providers, labor and business representatives, students, residents and community groups concerned about the progress of immigrants in Champaign County. Your generous contributions will directly support our grassroots organization that serves local immigrant communities and advocates for just and humane treatment of all immigrants.

Tickets are on sale now for $45 or $30 for students by online reservation or in person at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street in Champaign, IL. Please make checks payable to “CU Immigration Forum.”

To purchase a ticket online, please view the reservation form.

Can’t make it to the event, but would like to support? You may donate to the CU Immigration Forum, by following this link to IF’s secure online donation form. The CU Immigration Forum is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Where: The event will take place at the University YMCA in the K Rooms (downstairs), located at 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, Illinois on the University of Illinois campus.

Program: The Move for the Movement fundraiser for the CU Immigration Forum will begin with catered lunch at 1 p.m. followed by Salsa dance instruction from 2-3 p.m., and closing with Bachata and Cumbia dance instruction from 3:30-5 p.m.

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