UUMASS Action Invites All First Church Belmont Congregation to an Immigration Interfaith Summit


When: Saturday Sept 27th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Box Lunches will be provided – there will be a nominal fee charged for this event to cover lunch expense)

Where:Arlington St Church, Boston


UU Mass Action and The Boston New Sanctuary Movement would like to invite you and your congregation to participate and possibly sponsor the Summit of Interfaith Communities on Immigration.  By sponsoring this event you will agree to publicize it to your community and have your name included on the flyer (there’s no monetary request!).


We will hear from our community partners from the immigrant rights community and learn about the current needs of this community while planning for the coming year.  The details of the event are below.  Please let me know by Sept 13th if you would like to sponsor the event.  We will begin to advertise the summit in early September but we will update the list of sponsors throughout the month.


Link to sign up (free event): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-interfaith-summit-tickets-12697643995



Patty Montes, Exec Director of Centro Presente

Natalicia Tracy, Exec Director of Brazilian Immigrant Center

Gladys Vega, Exec Director of Chelsea Collaborative

Cristina Aguilera, Organizing Director of MIRA

Lucy Pineda, Exec Director of LUMA (Latinos Unidos de Massachusetts)


Agenda Overview:

– clergy reflection (Rev Rebecca Froom, United First Parish Church of Quincy)

– Introduction to the Summit

– Why Children Come Here (Patty Montes)

– Panel: Stories from immigrant families


-Panel: Immigrant Rights Partners: What are they doing? And What can BNSM and faith groups do?

– Small Groups: What Action Plans do we want to do?

– Large Group: What Action Plans should we adopt?

– clergy: Closing

we hope you will be able to participate!

For questions send an email to socialaction@firstchurchbelmont.org

Or Contact:

Laura Wagner LICSW, Executive Director

UU Mass Action

Phone: 617-971-8731

Email: LWagner@uumassaction.org



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