BRIDGES meeting invitation

April 3, 2013
Dear Community Leaders:
VietAID will host a meeting with BRIDGES, an acronym which stands for Building Respect In Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity. BRIDGES is a partnership between federal law enforcement agencies and community leaders in various communities. BRIDGES provides a forum to address issues of mutual concern and to foster better understanding between diverse communities and the US government law enforcement agencies. BRIDGES addresses issues such as border crossings, no-fly lists, charitable giving, cultural sensitivity, hate crimes, law enforcement policies and procedures, and immigration.
We would like to invite you to meet with the US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, the Director of FBI New England Region, Richard DesLauriers, and MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at our center on 42 Charles St, Dorchester. This BRIDGES meeting at VietAID will be about civil rights issues involving new immigrants, such as those of Vietnamese, Cape Verdeans, and Bangladesh in the Dorchester area.
Please let us know if you can join us by contacting Kate Nguyen, our Community Organizer, at
We look forward to welcoming you to our center.

Nam Pham
Executive Director