“Coming to America . . . from Afghanistan” with Marianne Boswell

Program for Sunday, January 23, 2022

With the arrival of Afghan evacuees last August, the resettlement process for arrivals in the U.S. has shifted to a community-based approach. The Lexington Refugee Assistance Program (LexRAP) has successfully been using this approach for several years now. Marianne Boswell, founder of LexRAP, will explain their approach to creating an effectively welcoming community and share information about their most recent experiences in helping to resettle Afghani arrivals. As part of her presentation, Boswell will revisit the personal connections and motivations that inspired her and her neighbors to take on this work and talk about the benefits and rewards of doing so.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00. All are welcome.

Marianne Boswell has lifelong ties to Provincetown and recently purchased a home in Wellfleet. A member of First Parish Lexington, Marianne Boswell is president and founder of Lexington Refugee Assistance Program (LexRAP). She recently retired from Boston Lighthouse Innovations, a startup tech company she launched in 2017. Based on Boswell’s work at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for the Integrated Diagnostics, Boston Lighthouse Innovations offers genomic software to help diagnose and treat disease in a more personalized way. She is a graduate of Skidmore College and holds a MBA from Northeastern University.