Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month

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Mayor Marc McGovern invite you to Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month!  

In partnership with the Central Square Business Association, Cambridge Community Foundation, and the Cambridge Arts Council

Celebrate Cambridge’s rich immigrant by participating in immigrant themed community events happening throughout the month of June, supporting local immigrant businesses, and exploring the many public art works around Cambridge that celebrate our multicultural heritage.

Follow @Cambridge_Mayor on Twitter to stay updated on events – if you’re participating in Immigrant Heritage Month, let us know using the hashtags #CambridgeStandsWithImmigrants #ImmigrantHeritageCambMA, and #IHM2018!

June 4: Immigrant Heritage Month Art Exhibits at City Hall | June 4th-30th, 795 Massachusetts Ave. 

Stop by City Hall starting June 4th to view two featured art exhibits, by Mario Quiroz-Servellon and the Cambridge Community Learning Center, exploring themes of immigration. 

I + You Makes We, Mario Quiroz-Servellon

In a political climate where “othering” is routinely used to dehumanize certain groups, it is even more important to remember that it is our diversity that joins and strengthens us, and ultimately makes Cambridge such a special place to live. These portraits capture everyday folks doing everyday things. Together they reflect the incredible contributions immigrants have made and continue to make to our community. 

Welcome, Cambridge Community Learning Center

In the summer of 2008, adult English language learners at the Cambridge Community Learning Center started working on “Welcome” banners to greet students and guests coming to the CLC. During the five-week session, fifteen students in an intermediate level ESOL class designed their welcome panels as they shared their languages, chose the fonts, and selected the fabric to represent colors associated with their countries. The work continued in the fall, with students from eighteen more classes contributing additional languages to welcome everyone to the center. Before you count them, can you guess how many languages are included here?

June 5: Community Iftar | 7 pm – 9:30 pm, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave. 

Mayor Marc McGovern and Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui warmly invite you to join our Muslim community in celebrating Iftar, the evening meal with which Muslims break their daily Ramadan fast. Stop by City Hall for a community meal and mingling. This is a free event and all are welcome to sit at the Iftar table.

June 9: CIRC Community Diversity Event | 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Main Library, 449 Broadway

The Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship (CIRC) welcomes you to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of our Cambridge community at our family friendly event. Join us as we highlight a few of the many cultures and customs of our immigrant neighbors through music, food, and activities. All are welcome! 

June 17: "Running From/Running To...Cambridge" Workshop | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave. 

A free workshop focused on sharing and celebrating stories, images, and movement dealing with the questions that include immigrant/refugee concerns in the context of moments in our lives when we chose or were forced to flee - geographically, emotionally, spiritually. All are welcome, regardless of experience. Workshop participants will have a chance to perform informally the following Sunday, June 24, at The Dance Complex. More information at dancecomplex.org or write to kara@dancecomplex.org

June 20: City of Cambridge/CLSACC Immigration Legal Screening Clinic | 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm, 90 Third St. 

Stop by for a free consultation with an immigration attorney. Available to Massachusetts immigrants and their families. For more information, please contact CIRC at 617-349-4396 or circ@cambridgema.gov. 

June 22: Songs of the Other | 8 pm, Longy School of Music, Pickman Hall, 27 Garden St. 

This program honors and celebrates the lives of immigrants, refugees, and other displaced people weaving together songs and melodies from Armenia and the Balkan Peninsula with new compositions and arrangements.  Featuring Daniela Tosic, mezzo-soprano; Sylvie Zakarian, marimba; and music by Gomidas, Hovhaness, Grover, Paliev, and Radan. 

June 24: Central Flea: Immigrant Heritage Month Takeover |11 am – 5 pm, 91 Sydney St. 

Join us as we wrap up June with a special immigrant themed Central Flea Market. Stop by for food, activities, and live music! 

June 24: Dance as a Human Right & a Human Rite featuring Jean Appolon | 6 pm, The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave. 

Cambridge's own Jean Appolon speaks about his boundary breaking humanitarian work creating dance communities here and in Haiti. Please note this is a free event but reservations are requested. 

June 24: Beyond Boundaries | 7 pm,  The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave. 

In honor of Immigration Heritage Month in association with City Hall. Beyond Boundaries is a mix of complete works and works-in-progress in dance and performance, illuminating real and metaphoric boundaries within and beyond our city, our culture and ourselves. Works include those by Jean Appolon Expressions, Hollis Barrett and Peter DiMuro, and include Public Displays of Motion's "Running From/Running To...Cambridge", developed from multiple real-life stories including those of the immigrant community. $13 in advance/$17 at the door

June 27: Lives in Limbo: Immigration as a Human Rights Issue | 5 pm – 7:30 pm, Main Library, 449 Broadway

Join the Cambridge Community Foundation for a special discussion featuring Professor Roberto Gonzales, author of the award winning book Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America. Professor Gonzales will be joined by a panel of experts, including Michael J. Wishnie, William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Daniel Kanstroom, professor of Law at Boston College Law School and Co-Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College.


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