Don’t forget our Monthly Meeting on Monday, March 8th at 7:30.  A Zoom Invitation was sent on March 4th.


>> The Needham Community Council announces re-start of English Learners Program:



We are very excited to welcome Julie Tovar to our Team.  She will be restarting our English Language Learning Program in the digital world!  If you or someone you know would like some help with their English Language skills, we are here to help, please email jtovar@needhamcommunitycouncil.org  or call 781-444-2415

>>. Please note that MY NEIGHBOR’S TABLE will hold a virtual event on March 21 that requires advance registration before March 17for this free event:   Contact SiSi for further information:  snyunt@yahoo.com

>> Metrowest Immigrant Solidarity Network’s latest newsletter, chock full of interesting materials, can be found at: https://mailchi.mp/60ef5fcabedd/information-legislation-and-actions?e=8316703924

>> MIRA hosted a virtual Town Hall with Sen. Ed Markey  on full immigrant and refugee inclusion.  The event was recorded and can be viewed at  https://lnkd.in/ekJDF2j

>> The ACLU of MA has invited Task Force members to participate in a virtual convening to learn about Welcoming Communities and to share experiences, hear from local advocates and strategize possible future campaigns on March 11, 2021 – 9am to 12pm.   share experiences, hear from local advocates and strategize possible future campaigns.  The ACLU of Massachusetts, together with MIRA and Northeastern University have been tracking municipalities that are passing pro-immigrant policies and what this movement portends for advocacy in Massachusetts. This virtual convening brings together advocates to share their experiences and includes a working session to discuss strategies for possible municipal campaigns. We will focus on policies that disentangle local resources from federal immigration enforcement.

Although the Biden/Harris administration has taken steps in the right direction, we do not expect deportations to stop. And, sadly, the reliance on municipalities is likely to continue, as it ramped up under the Obama administration. There’s much work to be done in our cities and towns to welcome and protect immigrants, and we hope you can join us to learn from each other!  Reservation required for this free event. https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2faction.aclu.org%2fwebform%2fwelcoming-communities-convening-massachusetts&c=E,1,C1IR9BkI9sCtPahDUGv-OKfF1ks1BK3iYdxwLEs8eGJV6mnRxqxgzhUNg9DBoUFS8jjNZAWwGvl94fFgZUFRvhBNq39bnfNnnENQ2O6RSg,,&typo=1

Stay safe

Gerry Rovner