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“Compassion Plays” and “Advanced Topics in O1 Visas”

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$65 – $75

The evening will begin with a very special presentation by Compassion Plays. Compassion Plays is an ENCOMPASS program of Western Justice Center. The program uses live theater and facilitated dialogue to reduce prejudice and inspire transformative conversation. To develop compassion and understanding for someone whose experiences or identity is substantially different from our own, we must somehow feel for that person’s situation in a new way. The Compassion Plays program offers an opportunity for connection across barriers of difference. With even deeper connection, we can offer support and take on responsibility for positive change. Compassion Plays productions move audiences emotionally, while they also educate, illuminate and entertain.



Who “belongs” in this country and who doesn’t? WHEELS explores immigration, xenophobia and the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship through the eyes of Oscar, a 15 year old Salvadoran-American youth and the people he encounters on his first journey through the maze of the DMV.

Oscar is a young man on the move. WHEELS tells the story of Oscar’s first steps toward independence, as he steps off the bus and into the Department of Motor Vehicles. In pursuit of his learner’s permit and ultimately his driver’s license, Oscar encounters a range of perspectives on freedom, mobility, and the dreams and realities associated with U.S. citizenship.

The performance will be followed by an advanced discussion on O1 visas.

Topics include:

  • A Discussion on the Most Recent RFE Trends
  • Strategies and Best Practices for Responding to RFEs
  • Tips on Presenting the “Best Evidence”

Our esteemed panel will be led by Catherine Ferrigno of The Law Offices of Catherine Ferrigno.

 She will be joined by Sharon Brenner of Surowitz Immigration, PC and Christianne Shiraz, Founder of Resolve, A Law Corporation


March 28
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$65 – $75


Scott Emerick


Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
251 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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