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Community Conversation: "What does it mean to be a sanctuary city?"

Wed, Feb 22, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone will talk about the factors they considered before initiating the process to declare their municipalities sanctuary cities. Councilor James R. Cote, of Newton, will share a contrasting perspective, having vigorously opposed this initiative for his city.
Braden Paynter of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience will facilitate the discussion. Paynter’s organization is made up of an international coalition of museums and historic sites that serve as places for reflection for their communities. Sanctuary cities are an especially timely and relevant topic throughout the United States. In Salem, city councilors are currently deliberating Driscoll’s ordinance to officially designate “The City of Peace” a sanctuary city. And Curtatone has become nationally known for his support of his city’s status as a sanctuary city.
The public is invited to participate in the discussion with the mayors and others for whom the topic is both relevant and personal. For information: http://www.7gables.org.


115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

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