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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2017
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
media@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) Convenes a Community Conversation on Feb 21 about the Challenges and Concerns in Our Immigrant Communities

February 21, 2017

SEATTLE, WA– King County’s immigrants and refugees have made significant contributions to our region’s creative spirit, culture, and economy. But for many, there is now fear and uncertainty as President Trump acts on his campaign promises to limit immigration and to crackdown on the undocumented and sanctuary cities like Seattle.

Join us at MOHAI on Tuesday, February 21, for MOHAI Community Conversation: Immigrant Life in Uncertain Times. Guests are encouraged to preregister for this free event.

Presented in partnership with MOHAI, KCTS journalist Enrique Cerna moderates an important community conversation about the personal experiences of King County’s immigrants and refugees and their role in our region’s rich, and diverse history. But in this time of change, how do they now view the future? Panelists include Maru Mora Villalpando, Latino Advocacy, Simon Okelo, Founder, One Vibe Africa, Lola Zakharova, Immigration Attorney; Member, King County Immigration and Refugee Task Force and Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director of MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Program).

This program is presented in partnership with Seattle Art Museum and King County Television. Generous support provided by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Media support from KCTS 9.

About MOHAI

MOHAI is dedicated to enriching lives through preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the nation. As the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington; the museum engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources, and award-winning public and youth education programs.