At our September program, we heard from officials from Arlington Public Schools and the Arlington Sheriff’s office about how federal immigration policy impacts local matters. We also heard from a legal expert who gave us a lay of the land. But it is not just local government officials who are adjusting to changes in immigration policy and enforcement. Community organizations and non-profits are navigating this rapidly-changing environment as well. What changes have they observed as they work to fulfill their missions? What are they observing amongst the community members they serve? And how does this impact Arlington overall?
We will explore this topic on November 8, 2017, in the second installment of a two-part series. The goal of the series is to explore how Arlington institutions have responded to changes in federal policy rather than debate the merits of the policies themselves. As a neutral, non-partisan organization focused on local issues, the Committee of 100 seeks to create a forum for community education and civil discussion. We invite you to join this conversation at the November program, where we will hear from the following speakers:
Bethlehem Desta, Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
Charles Meng, Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
Emma Violand-Sanchez, The Dream Project
7:00 pm – Meet & Greet/Dinner Begins
8:00 pm – Program Begins