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Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:00PM4:00PM
In 1850 Northampton joined other Massachusetts towns to resist the Fugitive Slave Act which had more than doubled penalties for assisting escaped slaves. Today the city is under pressure to enforce federal laws aimed at detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants. What can history teach us about difficult choices we as citizens face in the present? Join a discussion moderated by Clark Professor of History, Ousmane Power-Greene, with DRC historians Tom Goldscheider and Steve Strimer, as well as immigration advocate Rose Goldstein Bookbinder, and ACLU lawyer Bill Newman.