Sat, Dec 01 | USM Portland Campus, Talbot Hall

Identities in Migration: On Being a Somali-Mainer

What does it mean to be Somali in Maine? How have Somali-Mainer identities been shaped by migration?
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Time & Location

Dec 01, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
USM Portland Campus, Talbot Hall, 96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME 04103, USA

About The Event

The World Affairs Council of Maine, in collaboration with the Somali-Mainer's Youth Network, will host a panel of Somali-Mainers discussing what it means to be Somali in Maine and how their identities have been shaped by migration. The panel will include Somali youth and elders from Portland and Lewiston. The panel will be moderated by Deering High School Assistant Principal and World Affairs Council of Maine Board Member, Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed.

This event is part of the Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways exhibition, which brings together a dynamic group of contemporary artists whose work engages the theme of migration. Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, this exhibition is accompanied by 100+ events about migration, immigration, and border crossing hosted by collaborating partner organizations throughout the state. Events include companion exhibitions, lectures, films, performances, poetry readings, and community conversations. Please visit this link for a full list of events.

Location: USM Portland, Talbot Hall in Luther Bonney Hall

Time: 5:30pm Food; 6:00pm Panel; 7:00pm Discussion

This event is free and open to the public. For those able, we kindly request a suggested donation of $10 to support our programming.

FMI: Email or call 780-4337

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