Several Watertown groups will be hosting vigil and community forum supporting immigrants and refugees in town this weekend.
Organizers sent out the following announcement:
Please join us for a very special event on Sunday, February 26. Watertown Welcomes Immigrants is a community event to demonstrate support for immigrants and refugees living in Watertown.
There will be a Vigil from 3:00-3:45 p.m. in Watertown Square. Please bring signs that express your support for immigrants and refugees in Watertown, in Massachusetts and in the country. Please bring a sign that expresses your support for immigrants and refugees.
We will walk to Grace Vision Church at 80 Mt. Auburn Street where there will be a Community Forum beginning at 4 p.m. The program will include welcoming messages from local and state elected officials, the latest news from Washington and its implications for immigrants, a presentation the Sanctuary City movement and efforts to pass the Massachusetts Safe Communities Act, and stories from immigrants. We will hear from a Watertown school teacher about the need to support students from immigrant families. The program will end with a presentation tying the Trump attacks on immigrants to the Administration’s attacks on education, healthcare, the environment, and more.
Watertown Welcomes Immigrants is sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice, and the Environment, First Parish of Watertown, Progressive Watertown, World in Watertown, Belmont/Watertown United Methodist Church and Watertown Democratic Town Committee.