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May 31 2011


Corona, Queens

Immigrant Movement International (IM) is a community space in the heavily immigrant neighborhood of Corona, Queens. Founded in 2011 as a partnership between artist Tania Bruguera and the Queens Museum, with support from Creative Time, the project, inspired by Bruguera’s notion of arte util, and the Queens Museum’s interest in addressing the pressing needs and unique potential of Corona’s immigrant residents, offers comprehensive educational programming, health, and legal services at no cost. On any given week, more than a dozen free workshops are hosted at the project’s storefront on Roosevelt Avenue, including dance, nutrition, childcare, bicycle maintenance, construction safety, classical music, English language through art history, Spanish for Mandarin speakers, computer literacy, screen printing, immigration law, and counseling for women who are victims of domestic violence. The space has also served as a hub for cultural organizing initiatives surrounding the social and political representation of immigrants at the local, national, and global level.

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