March 16, 5pm, place:m Hendrix Hall, UU Meeting House.
Linda Simmons is directing the group, Immigration Task Force. This group is separate from Indivisible Nantucket but working toward the same aims with a focus on the immigration issues now facing our friends and neighbors.
Chief Pittman will be at this meeting to answer questions and concerns. Linda is also inviting leading members of the immigrant faith communities on the island.
March 11, 2017
10 – 11:30 am, Learning Lab
at the Athenaeum
State Rep. Dylan Fernandes will be the guest speaker at the Nantucket Democratic Town Committee Caucus. The Caucus, which begins at 10 am will elect delegates for the state convention. This part of the meeting will take about 1/2 hour.
Representative Fernandes will speak at approximately 10:30 am. All are welcome to attend both parts of this meeting.
Please note that only registered Democrats can vote for delegates. You will be able to register as a Democrat at the caucus if you wish.
Learning Lab at the Atheneum
With Peter Panchy
March 27, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Reading materials suggested: John Adams, “Thoughts on Government” and James Madison, “Deficiencies of the Articles of Confederation”
In the first of a three-part class, Peter Panchy explores the conditions and ideas that led to the founding of the United States of America with especial attention to the creation and goals of the United States Constitution.
Panchy’s talk will examine the compromises that led to the structure of our government and the reasons behind its successes and failures. This is meant to be a presentation with ongoing discussion and will include an opportunity to set specific topics for further discussion at subsequent sessions, such as selected items from the Bill of Rights, ‘checks and balances” or Executive Power.
Dates for future sessions: Mondays, April 3 and 24.
Peter Panchy has taught history at Nantucket High School for over 20 years and currently is teaching AP American History. He has a B.A. from Harvard and a Masters of Education from Lesley University.
In addition, for a period of 5 years Peter has provided instruction and professional development at the graduate level for teachers in Massachusetts under the federal Teaching American History grant program.
Free admission, registration is requested. Visit https://www.nantucketatheneum.org/programs-events/calendar/
Rev. Linda Simmons has been working on immigration for over ten years, three of those years on-island with Pastor Eduardo Calles from Faro de Luz, the El Salvadorian Congregation that meets at the UU Meeting House, and with Tom Ryan from St. Mary’s whom many of you know. The Catholics are at the forefront of the work with immigration in our nation and in our town. Tom will be with us at this meeting to discuss what is happening on the national and local levels.
- Discuss what has been happening on island up to this point. What is changing now?
- What is the position of our Nantucket Police with regard to ICE?
- What can we do to in preparation for a Raid Readiness?
- How can we be good allies to our undocumented friends and neighbors here on island?
- What could we be doing on the National level?
- Next steps: speakers, actions, requests??
The next meeting of Indivisible Nantucket will be March 5, 2017 at 12:15 pm, Hendrix Hall, in the Unitarian Church on Orange Street. All are welcome.
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