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Building Community: Finding Ourselvesin the Immigrant Story

Building Community: Finding Ourselves in the Immigrant Story

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2019, 3-5 pm
Winchester Public Library, Large Meeting Room

Please join us for an afternoon of storytelling and dialogue around the theme of immigration. In conjunction with the YWCA’s nation-wide Stand Against Racism campaign, learn from the powerful stories of local women who are immigrants, and hear about ongoing legal developments shaping the immigration landscape in Massachusetts from Matt Segal, the Legal Director of the ALCU of Massachusetts.

Panelists will include:

Salma Abounadi
Juanita Zerda
Phuni Meston
Matt Segal
Chrep Meitner

(Click on the names to learn more about our panelists.)

Increase your understanding of the challenges immigrants face, and learn what we all can do, in Winchester and beyond, to create a welcoming, supportive community.

“This program focuses on promoting immigrant justice through the medium of storytelling. The rationale is that through storytelling we learn about other’s lived reality. When we can bridge these collective realities and difference through understanding individual experience, we are relating and empathizing. And when we empathize, we move out of indifference and towards action. I believe that is the true path to social justice. ” —Liora Norwich, WMCN Executive Director

All are welcome; this program is free of charge, supported by a grant from the Cummings Foundation and individual contributions from members of our community.

For more information: email us or call 781-729-7100.

Register here.

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Date:
April 28
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Winchester Public Library
80 Washington St
Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Phone:
(781) 721-7171
Website:
whttp://ww.winpublib.org/

Organizer

Winchester Multicutural Network
Phone:
781-729-7100
Email:
Website:
www.wmcn.org

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