Trash Pickup Delayed One Day All Week - Memorial Day
Really show your support to our veterans - show up in the rain on Monday
Monday 11 AM parade Woodland, Church, Central, Washington to Town Hall.
Monday- services at Lake Grove Cemetery 10 am & St Mary's Cemetery at 10:30 am

Holliston Democrats to Co-host Forum

by Lisa Kaplan
April 19, 2017

The Holliston Democratic Town Committee is one of 7 area committees co-hosting the Metrowest Immigration Forum: A Call to Action. The forum will take place Saturday, April 29, from noon-2:00 pm at Heritage at Framingham Senior Living Center, 747 Water St.

The event will bring together grassroots organizations, political activists and interested citizens to discuss what’s happening in immigrant communities as they begin to deal with the policies of the new administration. Attendees will also learn about ways individuals can get involved with the community organizations that serve immigrant and refugee communities

Julie Gordon from the Natick DTC and one of the organizers said, "I know so many people who, like me, are upset by the planned immigration/refugee practices of this new administration. They are energized by the marches and protests, but don't know where to go to take the next step. I wanted to do something concrete to connect those people with the information and resources they need to act, to be able to help the immigrant/refugee communities."

The formal portion of the forum will feature a panel discussion moderated by Wade Blackman, District Counsel and Constituent Services Representative for Congresswoman Katherine Clark. Panelists will include:  Marion Davis, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA);  Elena Noureddine, Political Asylum/Immigration  Representation Project (PAIR);  Josh Zakim, Boston City Councilor and social justice activist, and a representative from the Civil Rights Division, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

Both before, and following the formal portion of the forum, attendees will be able to talk with representatives from numerous MetroWest community organizations to learn about opportunities to get involved. Representatives will be available from: Voices Against Violence;  MetroWest Workers Center;  A Place To Turn;  Framingham/Natick Libraries ESIL;  Framingham Adult ESL;  Jewish Family Services of MetroWest;  Fresh Start Furniture Bank;  the ACLU of MetroWest, and more.

Seating for the forum is limited. Those interested in attending should visit the event Facebook page Metrowest Immigration Forum to RSVP or contact Julie Gordon at metrowestimmigrationforum@gmail.com. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the event.

The hosting coalition is made up of the Democratic Town Committees of Natick, Framingham, Sudbury, Hudson, Ashland, Wayland and Holliston.

For more information about the Holliston Democratic Town Committee contact Lisa Kaplan at hollistondems@verizon.net.

 

E-mail This Article

Comments (0)

Advertisement

Advertisement

Recent Articles by Lisa Kaplan:

May is a busy month in Holliston civic life

Continue ...

Holliston Democrats to Host Green Communities Follow-up

Continue ...

Holliston Delegates to Attend Convention

-Democrats in Holliston caucused March 11 to elect delegates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention in Worcester.

Continue ...

Holliston Democrats Elect Convention Delegates, Officers

Continue ...

Holliston Democrats to Hold Caucus

Democrats in Holliston will caucus to elect delegates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention.

Continue ...

Advertisement

Recent Articles in Politics:

Be Good

by Melanie Galeaz

Why didn't some people listen?

2

Continue ...

Senate passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2018

by Senator Karen Spilka

Continue ...

Summit of the Local Powers (Selectmen meeting 5/25)

by Ben Kaplan

The selectmen from Holliston and four surrounding towns met at the recently renovated Thayer Homestead in Medway Thursday night. Representatives from Holliston, Medway, Millis, Hopkinton, and Ashland all gathered around the table to share potentially outstanding issues as well as explore how to better relationships between the towns.

Continue ...

New Board, New Venue: Ice Cream Socials

by Bobby Blair

2

Continue ...

Mark Ahronian is Holliston's New Selectman

by Paul Saulnier

May 23, 2017. Confident in the outcome, Ahronian scheduled his victory party to start a half hour before the polls closed.

1

Continue ...

Advertisement