Raising our Voices immigrant issues discussion on Oct. 17

It’s the final days to register for the most important conversation happening in Boston about immigrants and ESOL. Please join other business and community leaders and ESOL students next Tuesday, October 17th at Northeastern University for an interactive discussion about how the current climate affects immigrants and employers and a celebration of leadership relative to these issues.

English for New Bostonians, alongside Secretary of Labor Rosalin Acosta, will honor businesses from across the Commonwealth that support and invest in English language training for immigrant workers. The businesses to be honored for their ESOL programs in the workplace are:



Piantedosi Baking Co.

Sidekim Foods
United Electric Controls


The event is called “Raising Our Voices” because it’s an opportunity to hear diverse view points, and to ask your own pressing questions on these issues. We’ll hear from an engaging panel of speakers, who each bring a unique perspective on the effect of ESOL in the workplace and in our communities. The panel, moderated by El Mundo President Alberto Vasallo, includes:

  • Rosalin Acosta, Massachusetts Secretary of Labor
  • Damon Cox, Senior Director of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, The Boston Foundation
  • Jimmy Liang, CEO and Chef, JP Fuji Group
  • Frances Laroche, Program Director, Educational Development Group

We’ll also hear an inspirational story from one student whose life has been transformed through the power of learning English, and present a special ESOL award to a group of Family Childcare Educators!

Your support of Massachusetts’ immigrant communities is needed – please register as an individual or show your support as a table sponsor today.

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