[MCN] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Second Annual Missoula Racial Justice Teach-In Tells the Immigration Story

Ari Laurel alaurel at ywcaofmissoula.org
Wed Sep 21 11:18:34 EDT 2016

FOR:                           IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:    Ari Laurel, alaurel at ywcaofmissoula.org<mailto:alaurel at ywcaofmissoula.org>
SUBJECT:                "Second Annual Missoula Racial Justice Teach-In Tells the Immigration Story"

MISSOULA - The Racial Justice Teach-In will take place on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Missoula Senior Center. There is no registration required. The teach-in will be free and open to the public. More information can be found on the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/195857467502395/.
Back by popular demand, YWCA Missoula and EmpowerMT (formerly NCBI Montana) are hosting a second annual Racial Justice Teach-In in September. YWCA Missoula and EmpowerMT have partnered with Soft Landing Missoula and the peace organization SALAM (Standing Alongside America's Muslims) in an effort to address attitudes and misconceptions around immigration and refugee resettlement. This coincides with Missoula's involvement in opening a refugee resettlement agency, and the anxieties and misinformation around immigration that have sprung up in the election season. However, America is a story of immigration, migration, and the search of safety and a better livelihood.
The teach-in will be interactive and activity based, discussing ways in which diversity and inclusion enriches our communities. The event will also include first and second generation Americans who will share their deeply personal stories, discussing challenges and achievements of moving to the unknown. The two organizations seek allies who seek to better understand xenophobia in America. YWCA and EmpowerMT hope the event will give community members the tools with which to advocate for immigrants and refugees in their communities.


Founded in 1911, YWCA Missoula is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Learn more at ywcaofmissoula.org<http://www.ywcaofmissoula.org/>.

EmpowerMT creates a more just and inclusive society by developing youth and adult leaders who work to end mistreatment, correct systemic inequalities and strengthen communities across Montana. Learn more at empowermt.org<http://www.ncbimissoula.org>.

Soft Landing Missoula is a group of dedicated citizens, business owners, and non-profit organizations who have come together with the goal of opening our city, arms, and hearts in a sustainable way to refugees from around the world. Learn more at softlanding.org.

Based in Missoula, Montana, SALAM's goal is to support our Muslim neighbors through education, understanding and informed respectful discussion.

Ari Laurel
YWCA Missoula
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