Immigration forum will tackle rights of citizenship

From left: Elio Silva, Mary Costello, Laura Silber, and State Representative Dylan Fernandes at a panel on immigration issues on the Vineyard, held in January. Another forum on immigration rights will be held on May 22 at 7 pm at the Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven. —Stacey Rupolo

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will take the stage at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Monday, May 22, at 7 pm to discuss immigration rights, according to a press release from the Martha’s Vineyard Social Justice Leadership Foundation.

Attorney Laura Rotolo, representing the ACLU of Massachusetts, will talk about the latest in federal government practices, and present a model for understanding the rights of citizenship. Gabriella Bonfim Moraes, a Cape Cod attorney, will concentrate on the “Know Your Rights” platform, and will communicate in Brazilian Portuguese.

Joining these speakers will be state Representative Dylan Fernandes, who has been active in the proposal for a Safe Communities Act in Massachusetts.

This event is open to the public and co-sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Social Justice Leadership Foundation and the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center Social Action Committee. Live streaming and Brazilian Portuguese translation will be provided. The Hebrew Center is located at 130 Center Street in Vineyard Haven.