Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, joins us to discuss his new book, There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.

THURSDAY • OCTOBER 19TH • 6PM • TACOS EL CHUY

Join Allterra Solar and Bookshop Santa Cruz for a catered happy hour and discussion moderated by Vice Mayor David Terrazas. We’ll be serving local beer from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, wine from Hallcrest Vinyards and tacos from Tacos El Chuy. Come early if you’d like to enjoy tacos and refreshments. Discussion will begin promptly at 7pm.

This Event is FREE, But Please RSVP

There Goes the Neighborhood, based on nearly 60 interviews with leaders across the civic and political spectrum, tells this story of a changing nation. From national takes on faith, law enforcement and business perspectives, to deeper dives into the dynamics facing South Carolina, Utah, Texas, Indiana and California, he sought to put a human face, an unlikely one at that, on America’s national identity crisis.

Ali Noorani is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, an advocacy organization promoting the value of immigrants and immigration. Prior to joining the Forum, Noorani was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, and has served in leadership roles within public health and environmental organizations. In 2015, Noorani was named a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a sought-after commentator and a frequent guest on a range of television and radio shows across the country.

Click here to RSVP