Dinner Celebrating Liberian Refugee Fairness Act & Successful Conclusion of "Operation Equal Protection"
Feb 29, 2020 12:00 Noon to 2:00PM
International Community Church
30 Gordon Street
Allston, MA 02134
(Parking at 617 Cambridge Street)
Join the Liberian community for a dinner celebrating the recent victories allowing Liberian refugees to apply for green cards and work permits after 17 years surviving in the US without a means to earn a living. This will be a lively celebration with Liberian cuisine, song and dance, and a message of hope. This event is free, but guests will be invited to make a donation to empower refugees.
The present day nation of Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society as a place to send free Black people in an effort to uphold US slavery. Join founder of UHRI & Liberian refugee, Rev. Torli Krua, to:
Learn about the history of Liberia and how the systems of racial oppression in the U.S have had a profound impact on Liberians and those around them, past and present. This will take place through a brief presentation as well as an exhibit of artifacts that will be on display at the Mattapan Library through the month of February.Engage a panel of people who have lived this history to hear about how it has impacted their lives.Take-away concrete action steps recommended by Liberian-Americans for how you can support their community.
This event is free to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Rev. Torli Krua: [email protected].