Community Conversations on Immigration and Immigration Reform

2017 Community Conversations

Ana Nuncio
Manager of Settlement Partnerships
978-744-0991, ext. 105
anuncio@7gables.org

The House of
the Seven Gables
Visitor Center

115 Derby St.
Salem, Mass.

Free admission

Refreshments
will be served.

Starting in February 2017, The Gables will hold its third series of Community Conversations on the topic of immigration and immigration reform.  

The primary goal of The Gables in hosting these dialogues is to encourage all residents and civic leaders of Salem and surrounding communities to listen, learn, and share their thoughts on immigration and immigration reform.  The immigration conversations serve as an educational tool to explore some deeply entrenched perceptions and misperceptions that new immigrants and the descendants of earlier generations of immigrants have about each other — and sometimes about themselves and their own heritage. 

Charlot Lucien Photo

Conversations begin at 6:00 P.M. Topics and speakers include:

 

February 22, 2017 - 6:00 pm

What Does it Mean to Be a Sanctuary City?

Braden Paynter of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience will moderate a discussion with local mayors including Kimberley Driscoll of Salem, Joseph Curtatone of Somerville, and councilor James Cote from Newton. Their topic will be the pros and cons of sanctuary cities. Local leaders will talk about their decision-making process as they considered the sanctuary designation for their cities.

Community Conversations are free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. If you have questions about this event, please contact Ana Nuncio at anuncio@7Gables.org or call 978-744-0991, ext. 105.

Braden Paynter de la organización International Coalition of Sites of Conscience facilitará una conversación con algunos alcaldes locales, incluyendo a Kimberley Driscoll de Salem y Joseph Curtatone de Somerville. Ellos hablarán sobre los factores positivos y negativos que consideraron antes de decidir adoptar la designación “ciudad santuario” para sus municipalidades.

Las Conversaciones Comunitarias se ofrecen gratuitamente al público y se recomienda hacer reservaciones. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este evento, favor de contactar a Ana Nuncio, anuncio@7gables.org.

The primary goal of The Gables in hosting these dialogues is to encourage all residents and civic leaders of Salem and surrounding communities to listen, learn, and share their thoughts on immigration and immigration reform.  The immigration conversations serve as an educational tool to explore some deeply entrenched perceptions and misperceptions that new immigrants and the descendants of earlier generations of immigrants have about each other -- and sometimes about themselves and their own heritage.

Al patrocinar estos diálogos, el objetivo principal de nuestro museo es animar a todos los residentes y líderes cívicos de Salem y de ciudades vecinas a escuchar, aprender y compartir sus perspectivas sobre el tema de la inmigración y la reforma inmigratoria. Las conversaciones comunitarias sirven para educar y explorar algunas percepciones e impresiones erróneas que rigen en las mentes de los nuevos inmigrantes y en las mentes de los descendientes de previas generaciones de inmigrantes cuando se miran uno al otro. Las conversaciones también sirven para aclarar percepciones erróneas que cada grupo de inmigrantes sostiene acerca de sí mismo y de su patrimonio en este país.

*Special thanks to the Northey Street Bed and Breakfast for providing lodging to out-of-town guests for the Community Conversation series.

*Agradecemos la generosidad de Northey Street Bed and Breakfast por proveer alojamiento para los participantes de esta serie de conversaciones comunitarias.

To reserve your spot for this Community Conversation please CLICK HERE.