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星期二, 4月 12, 2016

AG’S OFFICE TO HOST COMMUNITY ACTION HOURS FOR MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN WEST SPRINGFIELD

AG’S OFFICE TO HOST COMMUNITY ACTION HOURS FOR MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN WEST SPRINGFIELD
Staff from AG’s Office to Hold Information Session and Answer Questions from Community Members

BOSTON – Continuing her commitment to fight for and protect the civil rights of all residents of Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey announced her office will be holding Community Action Hours for the Muslim Community in West Springfield this week.

On Thursday, staff from the AG’s Office including attorneys, advocates and investigators will be on hand to answer questions from community members on a variety of topics including civil rights, workers’ rights, housing, health care, consumer issues and insurance. Staff will also be conducting an information session for community members outlining their civil rights protections.

WHAT:          Community Action Hours for Muslim community


            WHEN:          Thursday, April 14
                                    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts
377 Amostown Road
West Springfield, MA

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California last winter, and the growth of anti-Muslim rhetoric, the AG’s Office held Community Action Hours for the Greater Worcester Muslim community in January. Prior to the action hours, staff from the AG’s Office met with leaders from the Muslim community in Worcester to foster a dialogue to ensure a peaceful and supportive environment for all communities.

Community Action Hoursan initiative under the AG’s Community Engagement Division, brings the resources of the Attorney General’s Office directly into communities at times that are convenient for working people and their families.

The event is open to the public and is being offered free of charge.