IMMIGRANT PRESPECTIVES ON GRASSROOTS TRANSFORMATION
On Wednesday, June 27th at 9:00 a.m. Center to Support Immigrant Organizing (CSIO) convened a group of immigrant leaders to speak about their grassroots leadership experience and solidarity across communities of color in Boston at this challenging time. After the press conference, several dozen immigrant leaders from across 20 ethnicities and 40 groups gathered for the fourth in a series of dialogues about how to overcome the divides that plague immigrant communities and the root causes of the imminent crisis they face.
RELATIONSHIP MATTER’S: Building Our Resilience - NIAAS' dialogue May, 2018
Click hMay 12th NIAAS leaders had a dialogue in Boston to continue building transformational relationships and solidarity among immigrants of color and African Americans. Leaders of color identified the following key learnings about how to transform relationships: 1) creating multi-cultural spaces and Story sharing are important for relationship building as well as the healing process, 2) Valuing and relating the histories of African Americans and immigrants of color, including the historical patterns and differences across various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups; and 3) Transformational relationships emerge out of a process of healing after suffering trauma. Among the audience we had national and local leaders of color such us Ron Chison- Co-founder of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, Dr. Atiya Martin- former Chief Resilience officer, City of Boston and Dimple Rana - Revere Immigrant Solidarity Network.
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