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Immigrant Stories

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

TUESDAY, October 29TH / DOORS AT 6:00, Program begins 6:30 FREE

SPONSORED BY SARATOGA IMMIGRATION COALITION

This month’s edition of  “Immigrant Stories‘ will focus on the CAA (Citizens Amendment Act)  of India and the impact felt here by our own Islam/Muslim community.  The evening will be informational as well as experiential providing an opportunity to build support for bringing a resolution to the Saratoga Springs City Council.  (The city of Albany and town of Cambridge have passed resolutions against the CAA.). The CAA became law in India in Dec. 2019 and discriminates against Muslims from specific countries.  Although this seems half a world away, the affects have been felt around the globe, including in the Capitol Region.

“Immigrant Stories: In Their Own Words”  is organized and sponsored by the Saratoga Immigration Coalition – a network of concerned individuals, faith communities and civic groups.   Together, the coalition seeks to welcome immigrants, raise awareness, show support and appreciation for the contributions of immigrants vital, but often unseen role in our community.

The inspiration for this series came from hearing stories on a daily basis when preparing for the  “All Are Welcome Here” Walk & Vigil, sponsored by the Saratoga Immigration Coalition, Aug. 2017.  It became apparent that hearing these stories from the immigrants themselves would allow space for personal healing as well as a different approach for educating the public, providing a forum to find common ground. The storytelling series is meant to create a space for dialogue for presenters and listeners in a casual, safe environment.

For more information call 518-951-0702 or visit the SIC on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Saratoga-Immigration-Coalition-458540114506608/