Linda Sarsour, the racial justice and civil rights activist, will be a panelist at the second annual Lillian Wald Symposium hosted by Henry Street Settlement. The Symposium will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street.
The evening will feature a panel discussion, Immigrant New York: The New Majority, focused around the policy, politics, and programs that impact immigrant communities in New York.
Other panelists are Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; Philip Kasinitz, Ph.D., Presidential Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center; and Baseera Khan, a 2017 Artist in Residence at the Abrons Arts Center.
The event will be moderated by David Garza, Executive Director of Henry Street Settlement.
Community resource information will be available, and refreshments will be served. Simultaneous translation services for Spanish and Chinese speakers will be offered.
The Symposium is free, but reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 212.766.9200 x231 or visiting henrystreet.org/WaldSymposium.
Lillian Wald, a Progressive reformer, founded Henry Street Settlement in 1893 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Today, Henry Street provides more than 60,000 New Yorkers with social service, arts and health care programs from 17 sites on the Lower East Side.