[act-ma] La Frontera in Our Backyard: First Wednesday talk at Beacon Hill Friends House

Katherine Fisher kath.fisher at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 06:38:41 PST 2014

> La Frontera in Our Backyard
> Judy Goldberger
> Wednesday, 11/5, 7:30 pm
> Beacon Hill Friends House
6 Chestnut St, Boston MA 02108
> Think of immigration justice, and the image that generally comes to mind
is the Southwest borderlands. But in reality, thousands of immigrants
living in the Boston area struggle for justice every day. Restrictive
federal immigration policies, globalization of capital, and drug
trafficking leave many families with few alternatives, living in the
shadows in our communities. They are vulnerable to labor exploitation;
racial profiling, detention, and deportation; unhealthy living conditions
and limited access to health care; victimization by criminals; and
harassment. Hear a few of our neighbors' stories and learn ways we can walk
in solidarity with them on the road towards justice.
> Judy Goldberger is a member of Beacon Hill Friends Meeting. She first sat
at kitchen tables with immigrant families in Boston a dozen years ago as a
Birth Sister (doula). She is a member of the steering committee of Boston
New Sanctuary Movement, a pastoral visitor with immigrants detained by
Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) at Suffolk County House of
Corrections, and member of the organizing team of Quakers Concerned with
Immigration Justice.

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