The “Great Decisions” public forum will meet again in the Walpole Town Library on Monday, June 6, at 6:00 p.m.
Last month we heard an inspiring report from Peter Stolley and Dennis Marcom, who volunteered at World Central Kitchen in Medyka, Poland. This NGO (wck.org) has prepared more than 16 million highly nutritious meals for Ukrainian refugees since the beginning of the war. Another international agency that has set up camp in Medyka is Sauveteurs Sans Frontières (SSF) “Rescuers Without Borders” (sauveteurs.org), an NGO providing medical relief. Polish Humanitarian Action (pah.org.pl) has been supporting Ukrainian refugees since 2014, staffed by volunteers who gave it high marks.
This month we will begin with a 30-minute “Master Class” from the Foreign Policy Association on demographic changes around the globe, the undeniable reality of migration, the impact of immigration on population growth and decline. This presentation will be available to Zoom participants simultaneously with everyone in attendance in the Hubbard Meeting Room at the library.
We will then hear from a number of people who are working with refugees and asylum seekers here in the USA. A discussion of US immigration policy and practices along the border will follow. In response to the recent massacre in Buffalo, NY, we will include the so-called “great replacement” theory among related topics. The relevant reading is “Changing Demographics in the world” by Joseph Chamie, found in the “Great Decisions Briefing Book” at the library or available via email from Library Director Jane Malmberg.
“Great Decisions” is a non-partisan, grassroots public forum that began in 1954 under the auspices of the Foreign Policy Association. All are welcome to attend in person or via Zoom. The Zoom link is available by request from Library Director Jane Malmberg: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on Monday, June 6, at 6:00 p.m. for another great discussion. For more information on this program, visit fpa.org/greatdecisions.