This is My Community Speaker Series: From the Border to Boston - Making Sense of Immigration Today with Sr. Norma Pimentel and Mohamad Ali

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Please join Catholic Charities of Boston for the "This is My Community" Speaker Series: From the Border to Boston – Making Sense of Immigration Today, featuring Sister Norma Pimentel, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and Mohamad Ali, President and CEO of IDG.

Pimentel and Ali are two of the nation’s strongest champions of immigrants.

A religious sister of the Missionaries of Jesus, Pimentel served as point person for organizing the emergency response to the surge in Central Americans crossing the border to seek asylum. Born in Texas and raised along the Mexico-U.S. border, she is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, but grew up crossing back and forth from Brownsville to Matamoros, Mexico - the very location where she now dedicates her life’s work. Pope Francis has called her "my favorite nun." 

Ali is President and Chief Executive Officer of IDG, one of the world’s leading technology media, data and marketing services companies. Born in Guyana, Ali immigrated to the United States at the age of 11, becoming a US citizen in 1991. With a passion for social justice, he focuses on ensuring education is more accessible to underprivileged children. He and his family opened several gender violence prevention centers in El Salvador and Guatemala, and have built girls’ schools in Somalia and Pakistan. He also establised an arts scholarship for children in Massachusetts.

WBUR radio host Tiziana Dearing will moderate a conversation with Pimentel and Ali on February 27, 2020 at WBUR's CitySpace.

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