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 new building on Maine Street.
Note: There will be a summer program this year at Colby College in early August.
The next Forum program:
Friday, March 1
12 noon (lunch 11:30)
in conjunction with the Holocaust and Human Rights Center
Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive
University of Maine
Considering 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
Featuring Indira Williams Babic, director of photography and visual resources at the Newseum
The Mid-Maine Global Forum and Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine are proud to host a luncheon program featuring Indira Williams Babic, the director of photography and virtual resources at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Ms. Williams Babic will discuss the creation of the exhibit 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. The event will be held on Friday, March 1st at noon, at the Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine. Lunch will be available at 11:30 for $12, advance registration required.
40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World is a photographic exhibit created by Howard G. Buffet in partnership with the Newseum. The exhibit is currently on display at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine through March 22nd. The process of photographing the effects of hunger throughout the world also inspired a best-selling book by the same title. To learn more about the exhibit, visit http://www.newseum.org/exhibits/traveling/40-chances-finding-hope-in-a-hungry-world/
Indira Williams Babic is the director of photography and visual resources at the Newseum. In this role, she oversees the research, acquisition, digital processing, rights management and preservation of the Newseum’s collection of more than 500,000 historic images. Indira has managed and curated all images that have appeared in Newseum exhibits since the museum opened in its current location in 2008, including the original 14 galleries and more than 35 changing exhibits. Indira has more than 20 years of experience working in photography. Prior to joining the Newseum, she was a researcher for one of the first online stock photo services, a co-producer for a television variety show in Spain, and an editor for a book publisher in Panama.
For more information about this program, visit https://hhrcmaine.org/40-chances-finding-hope-in-a-hungry-world/ or http://midmaineglobalforum.org/
Lunch is $12, payable at the door and includes a sandwich and salad buffet.
Please register with your lunch request by Wednesday, February 27th
by emailing email@example.com or by calling 207-621-3530
Please note: registrants who request lunch are responsible for the lunch fees. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, please notify us so that lunch orders can be adjusted.
Wednesday, March 20
12 noon (lunch ready by 11:30)
Chace center, Colby College, Main Street, Waterville
Contemporary Africa-China and Corruption-Challenge or Curse?
Thursday, May 16 7:15
Admission: $5 for adults, all students are free!
Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville
See Transmilitary for more information and a trailer.
TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace and First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.
Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service.
Friday, May 17
9 am Erskine Academy
12 noon Regular GF Program
Colby College Chace Center, Main Street, Waterville
Kyle Knight is a researcher in the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch. Prior to joining the LGBT rights program, he was a fellow at the Williams Institute of the University of California at Los Angeles and a Fulbright scholar in Nepal. As a journalist he has worked for Agence France-Presse in Nepal and for IRIN, the UN’s humanitarian news service, reporting from Burma, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia. He has previously worked for UNAIDS, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and in the children’s rights and health and human rights divisions at Human Rights Watch. He studied cultural anthropology at Duke University.
He has written numerous article. See Kyle Knight
Details about lunch options and registration will be posted in April.
Date to be determined:
Prof. Dan LaFave