Photos by Frank Santangelo
WHO: Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone
Congressman Michael Capuano
The Welcome Project
Local elected officials
Representatives from immigrant-owned businesses in Somerville
Somerville community members: (Current FB counts here http://bit.ly/2kLRZO9)
WHERE: Somerville High School Concourse, 81 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143
WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10 a.m.-noon
WHAT: The City of Somerville and The Welcome Project will host a rally for Sanctuary Cities and inclusion on the Somerville High School concourse on Saturday morning, standing in solidarity with and in support of the City of Somerville’s commitment to its residents, and to remaining a Sanctuary City.
The rally will include speeches by Mayor Curtatone, Rep. Capuano, Executive Direcor of The Welcome Project Ben Echevarria, , immigrant youth including refugees who wish to thank the American people for allowing them to come here, immigrant business owners, and local elected officials, as well as live music by The Second Line Brass Band, the Veronica Robles Mariachi Band, and King Bobo’s Haitian Rara Band, and samples of food from around the world (as long as they last) from Somerville Arts Council Nibble entrepreneurs (great blog post on that here: http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/nibble/tastier-together-nibble-rallies).