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Community Conversation: Next Steps on Detention of Migrant Families and Children
Tuesday, October 22 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In conjunction with the Uncaged Art exhibit currently on display at Mariposa, the museum will host an interactive community conversation with three NH experts about next steps for action around the detention of migrant families and children.
Guest speakers will include:
- Susan Hay, Founding Member of Project Home
- Asma Elhuni, Lead Organizer of United Valley Interfaith Project
- Maggie Fogarty, Co-Director of the NH Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
An interactive dialogue with Monadnock Region neighbors will follow, sponsored by the adhoc Peterborough Lights for Liberty group.
Guest Speaker Bios:
Susan Hay, Founding Member of Project Home
Susan is a social justice organizer and founding member of Project Home, an emerging grassroots organization in the Monadnock Region developing to help asylum-seekers move from detention into supportive placements in our communities and homes while they work through the asylum-seeking process. In her day job, Susan coaches college students as they move from college into new careers.
Asma Elhuni, Lead Organizer of United Valley Interfaith Project
Asma has worked on a range of social justice issues with the United Valley Interfaith Project and, previously, with the Council on American-Islamic Relations. She will share recent advocacy responding to travel checkpoints and ongoing detentions in the Upper Valley.
Maggie Fogarty, Co-Director of the NH Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Maggie’s work includes organizing, coalition building and advocacy for immigrant rights and economic justice. She is co-coordinator of the NH Immigrant Visitation Program at the Strafford County Jail in Dover and she facilitates the Seacoast Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition as well as the NH Immigrant Rights Network.