A selection of portraits from the series of more than 400 naturalized U.S. citizens of the Commonwealth, The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, benefitting The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA).
A Meet and Greet with Mark Chester will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Library. The keynote speaker on Monday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Library will be Daniel Tichenor, the Philip H. Knight Chair of Political Science and the director of the Program on Democratic Engagement and Governance of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon. As Tichenor observes, “Although the United States is a nation built upon immigration, the subject has been a source of contentious debate since the founding generation. This talk will help shed light on the practical and philosophical origins of these differences over immigrant admissions and rights, and encourage audience members to reflect on several important policy dilemmas.”