Town Hall meeting on Immigration in Philadelphia

Posted by on April 27, 2009

Small business is the economic backbone of Philadelphia. From corner groceries to clothing stores, Philadelphians rely on the goods and services provided by entrepreneurs — and many of those entrepreneurs are immigrants.

In fact, as many as 70% of the merchants on some Philadelphia corridors were born outside the U.S. Their challenges and triumphs are a key part of our city’s resilience during this economic downturn, but they don’t exist in isolation. The “receiving communities” of native-born Americans are just as important in building a successful future.

Join us on May 18th, as the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians convenes a town-hall meeting and panel discussion. Business owners and neighborhood residents from all over the city will come together to discuss the issues they face.

Panel members from city government and local business associations will share their perspectives, and participants will work in small groups to identify the most pressing integration issues in their neighborhoods.

RSVP soon to Janice Darab at 215-557-2856 or Space is limited!

Fatimah Muhammad and Anne O’Callaghan
Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
Connecting Immigrants, Employers, and Communities

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