This event is free and open to the public. We hope you can join us!
6 pm: Exhibit & Light Refreshments: Building Bridges – Portraits of Immigrants and Refugees
A compelling touring photo-text exhibit is on display to the public at Cedar Lane during November-December, created by the Family Diversity Projects in Amherst, MA. The exhibit graphically challenges and dispels myths and stereotypes about immigrants and refugees in the United States as a way to prevent bullying and encourage respect and appreciation for the diversity that is America.
7 pm: Forum Speaker with Q/A: George Escobar, Senior Director, Human Services, CASA de Maryland
emergence of Trump and the "Make America Great Again" agenda has propelled immigration from the back burner to the top of the country's consciousness and sparked a national debate about how and what immigration laws and policies are enforced and prioritized. Using the looming deadlines threatening the elimination of DACA and TPS as a backdrop, we'll examine the impact these policies are having on our local communities, as well as analyze the role local law enforcement plays in the creation of a deportation pipeline. Most importantly we will discuss what role you can play in facilitating a more just and equitable environment for all our immigrant families.