Suitcase Stories Live! is coming to Needham on Thursday, June 22

June is Refugee Awareness month! Join LWV of Needham at TripAdvisor in Needham as they honor the contributions of refugees and immigrants throughout the region through the timeless art of live storytelling. Click here to purchase tickets.

The performance will feature refugee and immigrant stories told by professional storytellers and by foreign and U.S.-born local residents including immigration attorney, Heather Yountz and Ramin Abrishamian, a Baha’i leader. WGBH’s Brian O’Donovan, A Celtic Sojourn, will MC the evening.

All proceeds will support refugee resettlement, English language education, workforce training, citizenship services, and other programming of the International Institute of New England (IINE).

This performance is sponsored through a partnership with Massmouth, IINE, and TripAdvisor and is hosted by Resettle Together West Suburban Consortium (which includes LWV-Needham, Needham Human Rights Committee, Needham Area Immigration Justice Task Force, and others).
Ticket Prices
$25 General Admission
$100 VIP (includes preferred seating and private reception with storytellers)
6:30 pm Pre-performance reception at TripAdvisor for VIP ticket holders.
7:30 pm Performance. Doors open at 6:45.
TripAdvisor Headquarters
410 1st Avenue
Needham, MA 02494


Send your thoughts on Washington Place to City Council today!

On Monday night, the Newton City Council will vote on the permit for the proposed Washington Place project in Newtonville.  LWVN supports this proposal because it includes 160 units of housing close to transit and amenities, 25% affordable to low- and middle-income households, village center revitalization, pedestrian and traffic improvements, LEED Gold certification, transit subsidies, and ZipCar and bike facilities, among other benefits.  [See the next post for a link to the LWVN letter in support of this project.]

Make your voice heard today by emailing your comments to

LWVN Supports Washington Place

LWVN sent a letter to the Newton City Council in favor of Washington Place.  Click here to review the letter, which contains a thorough analysis of the project: Letter on Washington Street 6-14-17



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