The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Immigrants in the Berkshires: Welcoming Newcomers & Why it Matters."
Brooke Mead, Executive Director of the Berkshire Immigrant Center, having been an immigrant herself, brings with her the cultural understanding and sensitivity necessary to work with the immigrant and refugee population. She will present an overview of the Berkshire Immigrant Center, who they are and what they do. She will share myths and facts about Berkshire immigrants, and talk about why the estimated 10,000 foreign-born residents of the Berkshires are so important to our region.
Brooke will be prepared to answer questions about the current state of immigration policy at the local, state, and federal levels.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.