immigration

Book Talk with Ali Noorani

On May 9, the Codman Square Health Center welcomed Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, Ali Noorani, to discuss his new book There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration. Ali Noorani was the former Director of Public Health at the Codman Square Health Center and also the former Executive Director of MIRA (the Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition). He continues to be a frequent voice on immigration policy and politics.

Noorani's new book is a collection of interviews that analyze how communities within the United States are confronting immigration and the changing nature of what it means to be American. One of his main focuses is the idea that the immigration debate is not about politics and policies but cultures and values. America is going through an identity crisis, in which many communities refuse to understand that the arrival of immigrants within our neighborhoods is actually a net positive.Read more

El Nuevo Herald Article

"La Communidad Latina de Chelsea," by Luis Avila, El Heraldo Latino

SCI Board Member Alberto Calvo was interviewed recently for an article in El Heraldo Latino. Drawing on his perspective as an SCI Board member and the owner of the Stop and Compare Supermarkets serving Chelsea and Lynn, Alberto talks about social capital, immigration and the Chelsea community. This article is in Spanish.

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