The 9th Annual Community Conversation Series: Immigration, Belonging & Civic Participation
Lippitt House Museum, the Providence League of Women Voters, and the African Alliance of Rhode Island are partnering on two in-person community discussions about civic life for immigrants in Rhode Island. The Community Discussion Series are in-person at 199 Hope Street in Providence.
Doors open at 6:30 pm with a short reception, followed by a facilitated discussion at 7:00 pm.
Admission is free; reservations are required as seating is limited.
Immigration, Belonging & Civic Participation: Rhode Island Stories, Tuesday, March 12
How does the immigration journey shape one’s participation in community life in Rhode Island? Three immigrants share their stories of how they came to Rhode Island, what barriers they found to civic participation, how they have navigated being active in community life, and suggestions for community action. Presenters: Julius Kolawole, Dr. Lawrencia Okai, and Jacqueline Richards.
Immigration, Belonging & Civic Participation: Connecting Policy and People, Tuesday, March 19
How are local organizations helping immigrants engage civically? Representatives from organizations that serve and advocate for immigrants in Rhode Island share their current work and how community members can support civic engagement for immigrants. Presenters: Rev. Chris Abhulime, African Policy Research Institute; Dr. Omar Bah, Refugee Dream Center; Marcela Betancur, Latino Policy Institute
This program is supported in part by a grant from the League of Women Voters Rhode Island Education Fund.