Simmering underneath immigration policy debates today are deep moral questions about who “we” are and who gets to decide what is “just.” So too in health care policy debates. In her book Communities of Health Care Justice, Cambridge author Charlene Galarneau argues that communities - inclusive of all persons present, are critical moral actors in defining and creating just communities. Three justice standards: inclusive communities, whole person care, and participation as effective voice, are relevant to both health policy and immigration policy.
At this Be the Change Sunday, Charlene Galarneau and a representative of the Cambridge Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition will speak briefly to issues of current immigration policy, community, and justice leading to a discussion among attendees. Our one-hour event (3:00pm-4:00pm) ends with several opportunities for those present to take timely action related to immigration policy.
Twenty percent of all in-store sales from 3:00pm-5:00pm will be donated to The Cambridge Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition (CISC). Comprised of 11 Cambridge congregations, minyans, and interfaith groups, CISC is committed to community engagement with immigrant refugee communities, to advocacy at local, state, and federal levels for just immigration policies, and to support community members who are under threat of deportation. More information about CISC is available here.
Charlene Galarneau is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College, and teaching faculty at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. Her academic work on justice and health policy is informed by her earlier work with community and migrant health centers in rural Colorado.