Two public forums in March 2019 at the Whallonsburg Grange will include the personal narratives of refugees and immigrants with firsthand experience in the U.S. immigration system and a follow-up panel discussion of related policy issues.
The first forum – “Life Stories of Refugees and Immigrants” – is scheduled for 3pm to 5pm on Saturday, March 2 at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall at 1610 NYS Route 22 in Whallonsburg, New York. The second forum – “Facts and Fictions About Immigration” – is scheduled two weeks later from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday, March 16 also at the Grange and will feature a panel discussion of ongoing immigration issues. The forums are open to the public and are free-of-charge (free-will donations gratefully accepted). Time for questions and discussion will be included at both forums.
The forums are sponsored by Adirondack Friends of Refugees and Immigrants (AFRI), a local, grassroots organization founded in 2016 that provides educational forums, public advocacy programs, and cross-cultural “Day Away’ social gatherings with vetted refugees settled in the Burlington, Vermont area. Additional information on the organization is available on their website at Adirondack-Friends-of-Refugees.com.
Additional information on these forums is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.