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Immigrant Stories

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Celebrating Family

TUESDAY, July 30TH / DOORS AT 6:15, PROGRAM 6:45 – FREE

SPONSORED BY SARATOGA IMMIGRATION COALITION

“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 – and will occur bi-monthly through April.   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 theme for July’s edition of Immigrant Stories will be “Celebrating Family.” The evening will be a celebration of immigrant families and communities, with participants sharing stories, music, artwork, and photographs.

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.

Evenings will consist of 3 to 5 speakers followed by time for Q & A (question and answers.)  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Caffe Lena will be serving food and non-alcoholic drinks.  Stories start at 7:00 with a brief break, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers.

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