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!!

May 15-16, 2017

Adotei Akwei

   Managing Director of Government Relations for Amnesty International

Washington, D.C. 

Adotei Akwei is Managing Director for Government Relations for Amnesty International USA. Before rejoining AIUS he was Deputy Director for Government Relations for CARE USA. As CARE USA Deputy he worked on Climate Change, Emergencies, Countries in Conflict and Micro-Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining CARE he worked for 11 years for Amnesty in a number of positions including Africa Director for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and Human Rights Director for the American Committee on Africa and the Africa Fund. He received a Masters in International relations from the College of William and Mary. He is originally from Ghana.

See website: Amnesty International USA

Adotei will be involved in three programs:

Monday, May 15   7 pm

Film: The Heart of the Nuba
This film has been shown all over the world, including in the British Parliament, the US Congress, The Hague, the Italian Senate  and at many film festivals. The film has some graphic scenes and may not be appropriate for younger students.

Railroad Square Cinema



Discussion with Adotei after the film, which is 50 minutes.
To see more information and a trailer go to: The Heart of the Nuba


Tuesday, May 16   9 am

“The Role of Amnesty International in the World”

Erskine Academy

South China, Maine

Open to the public!

Tuesday, May 16 12 Noon

“Amnesty International’s Work in Human Rights and Immigration”

Alfond Center, 12 noon

   Thanks to a generous grant from the Oak-Grove Foundation the Forum is able to bring this distinguished speaker and film to our community and provide a program for high school students and faculty.
   You do not need to register for the Erskine program or for the film. Lunch choices will be announced soon for the Tuesday program. Remember, lunch is optional and registration helps us know how many tables we need.