Public Forums In Northampton To Lay Groundwork For Arrivals Of Syrian Refugees

Sep 19, 2016

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       Two public forums are scheduled this week about an initiative to resettle refugees including some from Syria in Northampton, Massachusetts. 

       The meetings are being held tonight at the John F. Kennedy Middle School beginning at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center. 

       The public conversations are being sponsored by Catholic Charities of Springfield. The agency has contracted with the U.S. State Department to resettle 51 refugees. The first of the refugees could arrive as early as January.  

         WAMC’s Pioneer Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the agency’s executive director Kathryn Buckley-Brawner.