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Panel: "Local Voices, Global Perspectives: Refugee and Immigrant Rights in Maine"

  • 11/14/2012 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Searles Science Building, Room 315
  • Event Type: Discussion

Panel: "Local Voices, Global Perspectives: Refugee and Immigrant Rights in Maine"Did you know there are currently about 46,000 immigrants residing in Maine? And that Lewiston is one of the largest Somali refugee resettlement areas in the country? Want to learn more about refugee and immigrant rights issues in Maine? Then come listen to a vibrant and informative panel of representatives from prominent Maine organizations discuss these rights issues through both local and global lenses.

The speakers include LuzMarina Serrano, Camp Health Aid Coordinator from Maine Migrant Health Program; Sebastien Nahimana, Translations Coordinator from Catholic Charities Maine Refugee and Immigration Services; and Futama Hussein, founder of United Somali Women of Maine.

This event is co-sponsored by Bowdoin Amnesty International Club and the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good, with support from the Office of Multicultural Student Programs, the Department of Government and Legal Studies and the Latin American Studies Program.