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Thursday, December 08 2016

Could Greenfield be a Sanctuary City?

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

On Monday, December 12th, at 6PM, during their regular meeting, the Greenfield Human Rights Commission will hold a public forum on what a Sanctuary or Safe Zone is, how one can be effective in reaffirming Greenfield's policy of diversity, and how it can be enforced.  The commission understands that many members of the public are interested in this and that two nearby cities have already created sanctuary for immigrants.  There is a special urgency for this in our town due to the fact that our largest agricultural businesses employ seasonal workers from all over.

HRC Chair Philippe Simon has invited representatives from The Center for New Americans, Greenfield Community College, the Northampton and Springfield mayor's offices, Resources for Racial Justice, the Greenfield Mayor's Office, and the Greenfield Police Department to participate in this forum, which will take place at the town planning office located at 114 Main Street.

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Accept Previous Meeting Minutes
4. Presentation of Human Rights Award to Joan Featherman
5. PUBLIC FORUM on Safe Zone/Sanctuary City
6. Old Business
7. New Business
8. Adjournment

More information about Greenfield's HRC can be found here.