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join michael wildes at the annual whyhunger dinner, june 13, 2017

WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. 
On both a domestic and international level, the number of people experiencing food insecurity, meaning that they go without food and/ or need to rely from time to time on emergency sources or that face hunger on a daily basis due as a result of living at or below the poverty line is increasing exponentially. Research shows that people who do not consume the minimum amount of calories needed for sound health and growth also experience hunger have higher levels of chronic illness, anxiety, and depression.
Help us stamp out world hunger by participating in one or more of WhyHunger’s programs such as:  Artists Against Hunger & Poverty, The Food Security Learning Center, Global Movements, Grassroots Action Network, Hungerthon, and National Hunger Clearinghouse.  To learn more about these programs or the good work of WhyHunger, visit
WhyHunger’s annual dinner will be held on June 13, 2017 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. This years honorees are Jon Batiste,  a globally celebrated musician, educator, bandleader and television personality, as well as Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger.

Past dinner honorees have included Yoko Ono Lennon.

Founded in 1960, by Senior Partner Leon Wildes, Wildes & Weinberg P.C. is the premier law firm in the United States concentrating exclusively on the immigration and nationality field. Its original clientele consisted of individuals, rather than corporations, who had been placed in deportation or exclusion proceedings or were otherwise in jeopardy.  The practice expanded steadily as word of its outstanding achievements in individual cases spread in the international community including the firm’s representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, in their widely publicized deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries.

More than fifty six years since its inception, Wildes & Weinberg continues to serve a distinguished domestic and international clientele and covers all areas of U.S. immigration law, including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum application, all temporary and permanent-type visas, naturalization, and Form I-9 compliance. Today, the firm has offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California.

In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael is Of Counsel to Lincoln Center and other international/corporate law firms. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993), he has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients such as performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and literary agents. Some of the firm’s recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, several Miss Universe winners as well as soccer icon Pele and renowned Chef Jean- Georges.

Moreover, Michael is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to immigration law, and is an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law at The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.

As part of its commitment to community service and social action, Wildes & Weinberg continues to expand its reach into the non-profit world, one meal at a time. 

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