Upcoming Events » MCC to Host Public Forum on Immigration Challenges in Lowell

April 12, 2016 5:00 pm
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market St.
Lowell, MA
David Kalivas

Middlesex Community College will host a public forum, titled “Immigration and Community Challenges in Lowell,” from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St., Lowell.

Free and open to the public, the forum will address the issues of immigration, community advocacy, and the role of residents (citizens and non-citizens) in shaping urban development in Lowell.

This community discussion will be led by a panel of speakers, including:

• Christoph Strobel, Associate Professor of History, UMass Lowell
• Bopha Malone, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Enterprise Bank, member of MCC Board of Trustees;
• Julia Gavin, Director of Programming for Lowell’s Coalition for a Better Acre
• David Kalivas, MCC History Professor and Director of the Commonwealth Honors Program, will moderate

The forum will be an opportunity to provide public space to examine the historical and contemporary context for immigration. Also explored will be the perceptions about immigrants and implications of racism in urban development, the role of community leaders, and related issues associated with misunderstandings about diversity and social stability in the city of Lowell.

Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and The Democracy Commitment, the forum is co-sponsored by MCC, Lowell National Historical Park, Coalition for a Better Acre, and the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association.

To learn more about “Immigration and Community Challenges in Lowell,” contact David Kalivas at honors@middlesex.mass.edu

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