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Empower the Immigrant Woman Conference

Posted on: November 10th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments
With a mission to “Empower, Educate & Inspire the Immigrant Woman”, EIW works to motivate Maine’s immigrant women to, with the League of Women Voters, highlight voting engagement issues specific to their mission, raise awareness of their challenges,  and honor their community “Trailblazers”. The all-day conference will kick off at 9am with a Forum whose goal will be to educate the newest Americans on the programs and services available to address education, social and challenges faced. Join us at 6pm as we recognize trailblazer women who are serving and changing Maine communities with their work in specific immigrant communities in Maine, across America, and abroad.
Morning events at USM Wishcamper Center
9am - 1pm - Conference Program Flow  
11:30 - 1pm Resource Fair Display & Networking with Service Providers 
5:30pm   Pre-event Reception
6:30pm·  Evening Trailblazer Celebration


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2018 Dorothy Schwartz Forum: who is we?

Posted on: October 20th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

(Above) Schwartz Forum installation sketch by Lisa Pixley. 

The Schwartz Forum brings people together with expert guides to grapple with a big question.

This year’s question – who is we? – arises any time we say or hear or read a thing like we live here … or we are thrilled to announce … or we know that on Mars … or we breathe oxygen …. Whenever we are called upon – or choose – or are compelled to do a thing together … who is we?

Expert guides will point us towards more questions: Are we ever really we? Are we ever really not? How does a place and everything that lives there shape our answer? How do we answer in the light of the stars, in the infinite vastness of space? How might we look as art? When we get together to ask ourselves the question who is we? … then who is we?

Let’s spend an evening, share a meal, and grapple with this question together.

Tickets pay-as-you-will: $9-$49. Supper (vegan) and dessert included. Please register at

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