For nearly three decades, IFMCCADI has organized hundreds of forums, film festivals, conferences and television programs to bridge divides in New York City and elsewhere others. In 2004, it gained special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. And recently, it:
- Organized a 3-day conference on Puerto Rican self-determination and the debt crisis in partnership with the Center for International Human Rights, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Papers presented at the conference will be included in a book on self-determination to be published next fiscal year.
- Organized an immigration reform forum in Brooklyn to inform parents, teachers and administrators about recent immigration policies and actions.
- Launched the Bronx Transformation Project to generate transformation models and ideally apply them to other communities.
- Organized regular lectures and panels at the Harvard Club on diversity, demographics, inequitable incarceration and other issues.
- Completed an application with the United Nations Department of Information to access important information and decisions of key local and international community leaders, enabling us to share information with the communities with which we work.
Organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic
and Social Council (ECOSOC)