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Newsletter from the Chair – November 30, 2018

I hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving Holiday with friends and family. I am wondering if one of you might volunteer to be the keeper of the name plates we will be using shortly.  The keeper would be responsible for issuing name plates, distributing them at meetings, collecting and retaining them after meetings. The guest [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Task Force|Comments Off on Newsletter from the Chair – November 30, 2018

One Book One Community: In the Country We Love

The Needham Free Public Library partnered with several community organizations, including the Needham Diversity Initiative, to present "One Book One Community." The book chosen was In The Country We Love, My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero. The short video below, from The Needham Channel, discusses the book, its implications, and the book discussions being hosted [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Task Force|Comments Off on One Book One Community: In the Country We Love

Asylum-Seeking Women and Their Children are Now in Massachusetts

Since 2014, these families and thousands of others were locked up in Texas prisons Family detention comes to Massachusetts -The consequence of family detention is now touching Massachusetts: 100 Central American women and their children have successfully migrated to Massachusetts since last November, after being released from Texas prisons. Local advocacy groups, e.g., the Needham [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Task Force|Comments Off on Asylum-Seeking Women and Their Children are Now in Massachusetts