Somerville is the most densely populated city in New England and a three-time winner of the National Civic League’s All-America City Award. On May 24th, The Somerville Museum and the Union Square Somerville Playlist present a panel discussion on the historical role of immigration in the city’s economic development at Aeronaut Brewing Co. How did immigrants from Ireland, Italy, Greece and other countries shape early Somerville? More recently, immigrants come to the city from all over the world including Brazil, Haiti, and Cape Verde. What are the participants’ hopes for the future of immigration and economic life in the city? How is the role of immigration in Somerville’s history significant? This panel discussion is supported by Mass Humanities, whose grants inspire considered thought, conversation, and action through the humanities. We’re happy to participate in their mission to improve civic life in Massachusetts. See more about what Mass Humanities does here: http://masshumanities.org/
The panel discussion will be followed by a performance by Bolivia Canta at 8 pm.
The panel discussion and concert are free!