What will be covered:
Who makes up our immigrant workforce
Unique barriers facing immigrant population
Best practices for hiring, retaining, & promoting from this talent pool
Who should attend: Employers who want to...
Bridge cultural gaps
Attract and retain foreign-trained professionals
Recognize unconscious bias
Learn more of the unique legalities surrounding this population
Support Limited English Proficient candidates
Learn of local resources to access this talent pool
Saturday, May 4th at 7pm & Sunday, May 5th at 4pm
$15/GA, $22/Preferred Seating, $8/Students & Seniors
Join us here at MSA for a very special set of performances by Ikirenga CyIntore, the Mayo Street Arts 2019 Inaugural Mission Awardees! Ikirenga Cy’Intore is a Rwandan drum and dance troupe that aims to educate and preserve traditional Rwandan culture. The group are former Rwanda State Dance Champions and are residents here in the East Bayside Community of Portland, ME.”
oin PPS Superintendent Xavier Botana for a two-part discussion of the book “The Middle of Everywhere”, a touching collection of stories that will give readers an understanding of refugees from around the world.
Maine Initiatives, Cultivating Community, Cooperative Development Institute, and The For Us, By Us Fund
In 1828, The Abyssinian Meeting House was constructed by free blacks who came together to seek opportunity and refuge. It is the 3rd oldest African American Meeting House in the US. The Abyssinian Meeting House is a designated City of Portland historic landmark. In 2006 it achieved listing in the National Register of Historic Places and in 2007 the Abyssinian Meeting House was recognized by the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom as the first site listed in Maine
Join us for an update on findings and the status of the Abyssinian Meeting House Restoration. The professionals who were responsible for the restoration of the exterior of the 170 year old building will discuss their significant findings and we will discuss the next steps needed to restore the interior of the building.
This event will take place at First Parish in Portland, ME Unitarian Universalist.
In our beloved Maine, 41 percent of residents–over 500,000 people–are poor or low income. Half of all children in Maine are poor or low income.
Come learn about The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival here in Maine. We are building power together across the nation to fight systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative.
Come learn, sing, prepare for action (there will be a rally at the State House in Augusta in the days following), and rejoice in the power we can build together to transform the moral narrative and create a just society.
Been to a PPC 101 or training before? Great! Come again. We will have many updates about the year ahead!
All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served, and there is no charge to attend.