Immigration With a Heart Café: Dialogue to de-politicize immigration and give it a human face.

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Date & Time: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Fallon Clinic Training Center
640 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605-2058
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Imagine Worcester: Creating a Culture of Peace Initiative and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Boston and Worcester
Description: Facilitators Michael Halperin, Director, Customer Service Excellence, Fallon Clinic and Virginia Swain, Imagine Worcester

Immigration matters to Worcester's new residents now living in Greater Worcester. We know how important it is to welcome people from other lands to our shores. The purpose of this dialogue is to get at the roots of what people are facing when they come here in a de-politicized environment.
We propose to have a dialogue with questions that frame immigration in a de-politicized way in order to give it a human, authentic face. The conversations will link and build on each other as people move between groups, cross-pollinate ideas, and discover new insights into the questions that are most important in their life, work, or community as they relate to immigration. As a process, the Café evokes and makes visible the collective intelligence of any group, thus increasing people's capacity for effective action in pursuit of common aims.

Immigration with a Heart Café of Imagine Worcester: A Culture of Peace Initiative The world café,, is one of the integral parts of a three-year, Imagine Worcester: Creating a Culture of Peace Initiative to encourage active dialogue and community building around issues that matter, part of the 501c(3), The Center for Global Community and World Law ( You are Invited to Become a Member, Volunteer, or Donate to the Initiative.

Michael Halperin and Virginia Swain are the co-founders of the Worcester Learning Group whose mission it is to provide support and learning for change agents.

More Information: Website:
Phone: 508-753-4172x3
Entered by: Virginia Swain (

Created: March 30, 2008 at 5:56 PM
Last Modified: March 30, 2008 at 6:00 PM

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