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Creating Opportunities for Refugees and Immigrants in Lowell

October 12 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm EDT

Since 1919, the International Institute of New England (IINE) has resettled newly arrived refugees and immigrants in the city of Lowell. Lowell has long been a welcoming town to immigrants from many countries, and most recently, for refugees from Afghanistan.

In this presentation, you will learn about the current state of affairs regarding Afghan and other refugees being brought to the US, what IINE does in Lowell and surrounding towns to help them when they arrive, and the experiences of fellow LIRA members who are volunteering to support IINE’s efforts.  This event is part of “The Lowell as a Learning City Festival.”

This is a hybrid event. If you wish to attend in person, please meet at Coburn Hall on UMass Lowell’s South Campus. A link for virtual attendance will be made available soon.

Join at the time of the event via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 927 3707 0337  Passcode: LIRA2022

Please contact Nancy Pitkin of the Learning In Retirement Association (LIRA) via email at n.pitkin@verizon.net to arrange for parking or for other inquiries.