“Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life.”
-John F. Kennedy, A Nation of Immigrants
To honor our 100th anniversary, ADL regions around the country are highlighting the civil rights work at the core of ADL’s mission to “secure justice and fair treatment for all.” Called “Civil Rights 2013: Leading Minds, Leading Issues”, this series of 11 conferences has taken place around the country throughout our centennial year. Each focuses on a single issue at the top of ADL’s—and the country’s—civil rights agenda: discrimination, religious freedom, immigration, Internet hate and cyberbullying, hate crimes, free expression, and the challenge of balancing civil liberties and security.
ADL New England would like to invite you to attend the culminating event in the series: “America- A Nation of Immigrants: Where We Stand Today”. In June the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes increased border security and a pathway to citizenship for the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants already contributing to American society. Now the Senate—and the country—are waiting for the House to act. Here, an expert panel will discuss the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform and explore what that reform could mean for America.
This panel currently includes:
Ali Noornai, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum in Washington D.C.
Reverend Cheng Imm Tan, Director of the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians
Jose Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of the Define American campaign
John Willshire-Carrera, Co-Managing Director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services and Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School
For more information on ADL events, please contact
The Anti-Defamation Leage, New England
617-406-6340 or CChipman@adl.org