The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marblehead is holding an informational forum regarding immigration and citizenship with various specialists on the subject.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marblehead on 28 Mugford St.
The panelists include Alexandra Pineros Shields, long-time advocate and expert in the field of immigration policy, Avi Chomsky, author of "They Take Our Jobs and 20 Other Myths about Immigration," Isabel Vargas, Student Immigrant Movement activist and leader, Jessica Rizzo Garcia, former Arizona Attorney General Office employee and Rev. Wendy von Zirpolo, immigration reform activist and minister of the UU Congregation of Marblehead.
The panel will be moderated by former Boston Globe columnist Linda Weltner and will include a question and answer period at the end of the discussion.
“As a country we are embroiled in a battle here at home rife with misinformation, misconceptions and fear,” said von Zirpolo. “Much of that fear is unfounded. We may not all agree on what the pathway toward immigration reform looks like but we can agree to start from a place of facts and respect for all human beings.
Von Zirpolo added that the panel is the start of a series that will hopefully help provide essential facts about immigration.
For more information about this event contact Rev. von Zirpolo at firstname.lastname@example.org.