The Past and Present of Immigration and Sanctuary
“Who is Safe and Welcome Here?”
Cambridge Historical Society Fall Symposium | Margaret Jewett Hall, First Church in Cambridge | 11 Garden Street | Cambridge MA
Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 6:00-8:30pm
Join us for an evening exploring the history of welcoming and exclusion in Cambridge, from its founding to the present day. Hear from local experts and join a conversation around these urgent questions:
- How have immigrants been welcomed and not welcomed in Cambridge?
- How does the local sanctuary movement, and our status as a sanctuary city, define who we are?
- How can our local history help us understand what’s needed now?
- What’s our role in creating a welcoming city?
Featuring a storytelling intro by ENROOT students, sharing their experiences as newcomers.
Panel discussion featuring:
- Christine Elow, Cambridge Police Superintendent
- Nestor Pimienta, Harvard Divinity School and University Lutheran Church
- Charles Sullivan, Executive Director, Cambridge Historical Commission
Moderated by Reverend Irene Monroe
6:00-6:15pm: Enjoy displays and refreshments.
6:15-6:30pm: Storytelling by ENROOT students
6:30-8:30pm: Panel and conversation.
Event is free, and all are welcome. Please register.