Town hall meeting to focus on Delmarva immigrants


The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) will present “The Immigration Crisis: Stories from the Front Line” at their Sept. 10 town hall meeting. A panel of diverse speakers will describe some of the challenges that immigrants face in our local communities. The program will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Trinity Faith Center on New Road in Lewes.

DREAMer scholarship recipients at Delaware State University will share their experiences as undocumented immigrants who came into the United States as children and were awarded scholarships for excelling academically in our public schools.

Lending the perspective of a community organizer, panelist Dalissy Washington is co-coordinator of Network Delaware’s Safe Communities Campaign, where she works to create change by raising awareness, educating the public and advocating for the rights of immigrants.

SDARJ has also invited a representative from the Word of Life Church in Salisbury, Md., which operates a clinic for Hispanic, Haitian and Creole immigrants, providing free legal services to help immigrants on the Eastern Shore become more established in the community.

The town hall meeting is open to the public, and the audience will have time to ask questions following the panel presentation. Go to www.SDARJ.org for more information.