Thursdays with the Starr Center


Shifting Shores: Immigration Stories & Maryland's Eastern Shore

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April 8, 2021 - Zoom Registration

The immigrant population of Maryland’s Eastern Shore has seen a dramatic increase over the past two decades, but the numbers only tell half the story.

In this virtual event, hear stories of immigrants who have moved to the region and learn about two organizations working directly with local immigrant communities: the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center and Mid-Shore Pro Bono. This dynamic conversation about shifting demographics will highlight both the struggles and triumphs of immigrants who have chosen to make a home here.

The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit that grew from a 2012 project of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, "ChesMRC has provided services to more than 4,000 non-English speakers in Talbot and surrounding counties, involving over 6,500 separate requests for information and referral. No other organization is addressing this need." (ChesMRC website)

Mid-Shore Pro Bono's (MSPB) Immigrant Assistance program is "accredited by the Department of Justice to provide limited immigration legal services and has two-full time Spanish speaking staff members." (MSPB website

Click here to register for this free Zoom event. Or view on April 8 at 5 p.m. on Facebook LIVE @ Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.