The Wall as Metaphor: Then and Now

Top Pick July 1, 2019 Boston Free 0
(Photo: ElFlacodelNorte/iStock)
(Photo: ElFlacodelNorte/iStock)

Join us for 200 years of immigration in 45 minutes. A “PowerPoint From the Border” will be presented by Victor Aronow, a lawyer working with Refugee Aid in Phoenix, Arizona, an organization providing humanitarian relief for refugees and asylum seekers from Latin America.

Offering an immediate opportunity for action, contributions will be requested for Refugee Aid, and pre-addressed postcards to Congress will be provided that call for field hearings in Arizona. Hope affirmed through activism, this is a presentation both sobering and inspiring. 

Setting today’s immigration struggles in historical context, Aronow’s biography offers its own sweep of history, pursuing justice from Wounded Knee to Standing Rock, from civil rights to the southern border. Victor grew up in the Boston area and graduated from Boston College Law School in 1970. He was hired by one of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” agencies to go to Arizona to assist in revitalizing a collapsing and ineffective legal services program. He was terminated from that position by the local program because of his involvement in the Wounded Knee Defense Committee, and after several years teaching at the College of Law at Arizona State University, he began a career of criminal defense, political representation and civil rights cases that continues to the present day. He was a member of the Standing Rock legal defense committee and presently works with Refugee Aid, a Phoenix organization providing humanitarian relief for refugees and asylum seekers from Latin America.

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Fact Sheet
Monday, July 1, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue
43 Lochstead Ave
Boston, MA 02130

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