The “Right to Drive” is one focus of “Immigrants United for Respect & Dignity, An Interfaith Blessing,” taking place during the first Sunday in June in Haverhill.
The event is sponsored by the Haverhill Chapter of the Merrimack Valley Project and Immigrants United of Massachusetts. It aims to “bring together the diverse members of our community and to raise awareness about the rights of immigrants and, specifically, the Right to Drive,” according to a statement.
A “Blessing of Immigrants” and rally takes place Sunday, June 5, 1:30 p.m., in GAR Park. Participants are asked to wear a white shirt, if possible, to “represent the unity of neighbors from many places and to symbolize peace.” The event includes groups of people walking to GAR Park from their church, temple, or place of worship.
According to its website, Merrimack Valley Project seeks to “1) win drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants, 2) educate domestic workers and their employers about their new rights and responsibilities under the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and 3) organize in our local communities across the Merrimack Valley to advance the common good.”
For more information, visit www.merrimackvalleyproject.org.