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Alianza Americas: A Transnational Vision Rooted in Community

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting in Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge

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Recognizing Ourselves in Today's Migrants and Refugees: The Need to Take Action Against Racism and jXenophobia

Oscar A. Chacón is a co‐founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, a Chicago based national network of Latin American immigrant‐led and immigrant-serving organizations in the US. Oscar is an immigrant from El Salvador. He has been an organizer and a leader on community justice issues at the local, national and international levels for over 30 years. He has occupied leadership positions in multiple organizations including Oxfam America, Centro Presente, the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights. Oscar is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue and the recently founded Latino-Jewish Leadership Council. Oscar is a frequent spokesperson on economic, social, political and cultural issues affecting Latin American immigrant communities, including the nexus between migration and climate change. Alianza Americas mission is to improve the quality of life of Latin American immigrant communities in the US, as well as of peoples throughout the Americas. 

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