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UACT and Our Lady of Mercy Present Immigration Workshop

January 16, 2015

United Action CT and the Generations in Faith Together (GIFT) program at Our
Lady of Mercy Parish in Plainville (UACT member) presented an immigration
workshop as part of the GIFT program on January 16th and 18th, 2015. In total,
almost 100 people were in attendance between both sessions. It was amazing to
hear the discussion, comments and questions from the participants after UACT
presented the Immigration exercise and Jose Diaz, Patricia Rosas and Mariano
Cardoso shared their immigration stories. Several people signed up to offer
their assistance on this issue. Sue Dziura and Jeanne Gionfriddo, Coordinators
of the Gift program at Our Lady of Mercy, complemented this program by doing an
exercise that highlighted parishoners immigrant heritage and presenting a
separate program for the young children who attended the sessions. The GIFT
program is planning on sharing about worker rights in April. Jeanne and Sue are
open to getting information about Tipped and Domestic workers for the April

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