The head of an organization that works to empower low-income residents will be the featured speaker at the Watertown Citizens for Peace Justice and the Environment’s annual meeting.
Maria Elena Letona currently serves as Executive Director of Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts, a statewide organization based in Boston that seeks to build sustainable grassroots power in low-income populations. She previously served as Executive Director of Centro Presente, the Boston-based immigrant rights organization.
Her presentation will explore two questions that many of us are thinking about – “How Did We Get Here? What Do We Do Now?”
Letona also serves as an inspiring model to many through her passionate work for social justice. She has a special talent for galvanizing people to reach deep inside and find what can truly empower and unite us, according to the event announcement.
During the meeting, the group will also hear about the program work of each of Watertown Citizens’ Working Groups and elect the members of the Steering Committee.
The Watertown Citizens’ annual meeting at potluck will be held on Sunday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Auditorium at The Apartments at the Coolidge School
319 Arlington St., Watertown. Potluck dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting and program is at 6:15 p.m.