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What Health Dangers Do Immigrant Laborers Face in Landscaping?

May 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The House of the Seven Gables presents the community discussion: What Health Dangers Do Immigrant Laborers Face in Landscaping?

Jeanne Kempthorne, an attorney mediator and founder of the Good Neighbor Mediation Project in Salem, will be joined by Jamie Banks, executive director of Quiet Communities, Inc., and Rick Reibstein, an environmental lawyer and law professor, to talk about the exposure of immigrant labor to harmful pollutants and noise in the landscaping industry. Prof. Reibstein will also address other environmental pollutants, including lead, pesticides, and mold, that affect immigrant and low-income communities.

Community Conversations are free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. If you have questions about this event, please contact Ana Nuncio at anuncio@7gables.org or call 978-744-0991, ext. 105.

The primary goal of The Gables in hosting these dialogues is to encourage all residents and civic leaders of Salem and surrounding communities to listen, learn, and share their thoughts on immigration and immigration reform. The immigration conversations serve as an educational tool to explore some deeply entrenched perceptions and misperceptions that new immigrants and the descendants of earlier generations of immigrants have about each other — and sometimes about themselves and their own heritage.

*Special thanks to the Northey Street Bed and Breakfast for providing lodging to out-of-town guests for the Community Conversation series.