10/25/18 — Fall Symposium

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.