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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 indicated, all events are now at the Alfond Center on North Street.

Our Next Programs!!

March 6, 12 noon

in collaboration with the

Holocaust and Human Rights Center

This event will be at the UMA Michael Klahr Center

University of Maine, Augusta

 From Everywhere to New Mainer

Join the Mid-Maine Global Forum and the HHRC for This is ME, Too: From Everywhere to New Mainer. This event will include a panel discussion with three New Mainers: Somali refugee Abdi Iftin; Iraqi refugee Nawar Al Obaidi; and Cambodian refugee Makara Meng. In this panel discussion, Abdi, Nawar and Makara will speak about their experiences coming to Maine, misconceptions and stories we don’t hear in the news about their home countries, and answer questions.

A sandwich and salad buffet lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. will be available for $10. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by Wednesday, March 1st.

To RSVP and register, feel free to call the HHRC at 207-621-3530 or email HHRC Office Administrator Jordan Bannister .

April 14, 12 Noon

Waterville Public Library

“Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience in Maine.”

Elizabeth Helitzer

Director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center

Details to be published soon!!

 

May 15-16, 2017

Adotei Akwei

   The Forum will be sponsoring several programs with Adotei Akwei, Managing Director for Government Relations for Amnesty International USA. He will be speaking at Erskine Academy, at our regular program at Alfond Center, and showing a film “In the Heart of Nuba” at RR Square Cinema.The Forum has a grant from the Oak-Grove Coburn Fund to sponsor school events.

Details will be posted after the new year.