Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
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The Mid-Maine Global Forum contributes to the local community’s understanding of issues of global significance by organizing and disseminating informed public presentations and discussion.
Our Next Event!!!
The Guatemala City Dump and School
Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville 7 pm
A selection of short video pieces highlighting the work of Safe Passage/Camino Seguro, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in Guatemala City to bring hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families living in extreme poverty around the City’s garbage dump. Unrated. In Spanish with English subtitles. 60 Min. Carley Peats, who has volunteered in Guatemala and who attends Quinnipiac College, will be present to answer questions. Admission $3; All students are FREE!
See Safe Passages for more information
Hanley Denning founded Safe Passages after a visit to the Guatemala City Dump. Today the organization services approximately 550 children.
Tuesday, March 11 1 pm
Waterville High School
Volunteering at Safe Passages in Guatemala
Carley Peats, a student at Quinnipiac College, has volunteered at the Safe Passages school and she will share the experience. There will also be a representative from the Safe Passages main office in Yarmouth to help explain the program.
No registration is required and there will not be a lunch. This program is made possible by a grant from the Oak Grove Foundation.
March 19, 11:45
REM Center, Main Street Waterville
The Waterville Area Kotlas Connection with Kotlas, Russia.
Now in its 23rd year, it is a good time to update the community on the sister city relationship between Kotlas, Russia and the Waterville area. Toward that end the Global Forum will host a Powerpoint presentation by members of the Kotlas-Waterville Area Sister City Connection. The presenters will be Carl Daiker and Phil Gonyar. The program will review the beginnings of the sister city program, trace its development, and look at Kotlas today.
Carl and Phil have been members of the Kotlas Connection Executive Committee for several years. Both have visited Kotlas several times since 1991. Their most recent visit was in May, 2013. They have experienced the many changes that have occurred in Kotlas over the years.
Also in attendance at the Global Forum will be a teacher of English in Kotlas, Anna Lobanova, and two high school students from Kotlas, Anna Mitianina, and Danil Osminin. The three Kotlians will be in the Waterville area to participate in the Russian Sampler, a one-day program of things Russian held on the Colby campus for over 200 area high school and junior high school students. The Russian Sampler is co-sponsored by the Colby Russian Department and the Kotlas Connection. The teacher and students will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of the Powerpoint presentation.
Information about lunch arrangements will be posted next week.
Register will be by Email: Bonnie Sammons or by telephone: Bonnie Sammons at: 716-1022