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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. To become a member or be put on our mailing list, email Global Forum  

Unless otherwise announced, our programs will downtown in the Chace Center in Colby’s  building on Maine Street.

The next Forum program:

Friday, September 27, 12 noon

Lunch available at 11:30

Colby Chace Center

Main Street, Waterville

  Join Steve and Molly Saunders from Wayne, Maine 

 

Catastrophe on Southern Border

  Join Steve and Molly for a talk about their experience volunteering recently in El Paso, Texas. As former Peace Corps Volunteers in El Salvador, Steve and Molly  heard about the need for Spanish speakers at a church-run shelter for asylum seekers coming from Central America upon their being released from detention camps in  EL Paso.They will share their experience and describe what they found during their 3-week stay at Casa Romero, a shelter that held up to 200 migrants, and one of several being used to facilitate their journey to sponsors’ homes throughout the U.S. Who are there asylum seekers? Why do they choose to make this dangerous journey? How are they treated while in ICE detention camps?How are they helped on their way Northby volunteers at these shelters once they are released from detention? Where are they now? And what can be done in the future about this human situation?

Molly and Steve Saunders pose for a photo in their home in Wayne. The Saunders volunteered in El Paso, Texas, recently assisting asylum seekers.

   Please register by Thursday, September 26th if you want lunch; Lunch includes soup, sandwich, cookie, tea and coffee, and costs $12. You are of course welcome to bring your own food.

Sandwich choices: roast beef, chicken pesto or vegetarian (with a vegan option). Soup will be hearty vegetarian.

To register you can reply to this email or contact Margy or call 207-377-2031

Remember that if you order the lunch you are responsible for the cost even if you are unable to attend. The Forum board appreciates you support of our programs and welcomes any suggestions for future events.

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