Join us tomorrow (Thursday, Feb 16th) night for this important and first-ever RISE Forum:
RISE Forum: Immigration in the Age of Trump
Thursday, February 16, 6:30pm
Roslindale Congregational Church
25 Cummins Highway
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/379999535725895/
Spanish-English interpretation and childcare provided, plus pizza for kids
Bring a snack to share if you can, but come either way
Donald Trump’s first few weeks in office have confirmed our worst fears about his Presidency. His Executive Order on immigrants and refugees, his continued insistence on building a wall with our Mexican border, his refusal to tolerate dissenting viewpoints, and many other actions have been chilling, to say the least.
Given this climate, immigrant and refugee communities are understandably afraid. All of us who support an open and welcoming country are upset, unsure about the future, and looking for ways to fight back. Fortunately, we have already seen signs of hope as Mayor Walsh reaffirmed his commitment to Boston as a sanctuary, thousands have turned out to protest, and the courts are challenging the Executive Order on immigration and refugees.
Join us on February 16 to hear from a diverse panel of immigrant and refugee rights organizers, policy experts, and community members including:
- Centro Presente
- Mass Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
- ABCD Roslindale ESOL Program
- Immigrant, student, and refugee community members
- Musical Guests Sergio Reyes and Myriam Ortiz
Our panelists will talk about their own experiences and perspectives, the outlook for immigration under the Trump administration, the prospects for building movements of solidarity, and concrete ways we can get involved.
This forum is part of RISE’s ongoing efforts to defend and strengthen our community, while building a broader movement for social and economic justice. Read more about RISE: https://roslindalerisedotorg.wordpress.com