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Myra Kraft Open Classroom: Office of Immigrant Advancement
November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston has long been a gateway to America, and Mayor Walsh’s administration has specifically declared that Boston is welcoming to immigrants. Boston’s future success depends on the effective advancement of new arrivals who bring talent, energy, and increased demographic and cultural diversity to the city. What challenges do new arrivals face from local conditions, and from recent Federal actions intended to stymie immigration? What legal, community engagement, and other supports are being put in place to enable new arrivals to be well settled as we look forward to 2030? What can we do as individuals to be supportive of new populations in the Greater Boston area?
Speakers & Discussion Points:
- Christina Kim, Research Manager, Boston Planning & Development Agency
- Sammy Nabulsi, Assistant Corporation Counsel, Boston Law Department
- Carol Leon, Outreach and Community Engagement Coordinator, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement
Free and open to the public
Classes begin on Wednesday, September 6, with a discussion of Imagine Boston 2030, the city’s recently unveiled planning process. The course will be facilitated by Distinguished Professor and Dukakis Center Director, Dr. Ted Landsmark, who also sits on the Board of the Boston Planning and Development Agency.