Nov
12
9:00 AM09:00

Cultural Orientation--invite only

The second of Tuesday of every month, OEO and Catholic Charities implement a cultural orientation that seeks to inform new Mainers on the local resources available to them.

Please contact haleyb@portlandmaine.gov if you have any questions or feel it would be beneficial for you to participate.

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District 4 Meeting
Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

District 4 Meeting

Do you want to get to know your City Councilor? Do you want to learn about common topics of discussion unique to your neighborhood? The discussion is community-led. Themes in the past have included local transportation, parks, road conditions, trash/recycling, Social Services, climate change, parking, and snow removal.

Interpretation will be available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Somali, and Spanish.

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District 2 Meeting
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

District 2 Meeting

Do you want to get to know your City Councilor? Do you want to learn about common topics of discussion unique to your neighborhood? The discussion is community-led. Themes in the past have included local transportation, parks, road conditions, trash/recycling, Social Services, climate change, parking, and snow removal.

Interpretation will be available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Somali, and Spanish.

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

"Flying Sheroes" Meeta Mastani and Sarah K. Khan Textile Artists

Free and open to the public artist talk

Join Sara and Meeta who will share their collaboration to create a supershero who tells her own stories, on her own terms. They will present their individual making practices, how they co-created Shero scarves, where the collaboration is heading, and what projects they are working on for the future. Presentation will include photography, video footage, graphic illustrations, and much laughter!

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District 3 Meeting
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

District 3 Meeting

Do you want to get to know your City Councilor? Do you want to learn about common topics of discussion unique to your neighborhood? The discussion is community-led. Themes in the past have included local transportation, parks, road conditions, trash/recycling, Social Services, climate change, parking, and snow removal.

Interpretation will be available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Somali, and Spanish.

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District 5 Meeting
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

District 5 Meeting

Do you want to get to know your City Councilor? Do you want to learn about common topics of discussion unique to your neighborhood? The discussion is community-led. Themes in the past have included local transportation, parks, road conditions, trash/recycling, Social Services, climate change, parking, and snow removal.

Interpretation will be available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Somali, and Spanish.

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ESOL Collaborative meeting--invite only
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

ESOL Collaborative meeting--invite only

A monthly meeting in which all of the ESOL providers of the Portland area are convened by the Office of Economic Opportunity. The ESOL Collaborative coordinates schedules, seeks to fill gaps in classes, and overall, works to best serve the ESOL populations of Greater Portland.

If you think you have a role to play the collaborative, contact haleyb@portlandmaine.gov

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In Her Kitchen
Dec
4
4:30 PM16:30

In Her Kitchen

Cooking videos of seven immigrant women preparing their most treasured recipes will be screened at Maine College of Art (MECA), Osher Hall, 2nd floor, 522 Congress Street, Portland. A tasting of the dishes in the videos will follow from 5 - 7pm. On hand will be the immigrant women who participated in the project - a partnership of the In Her Presence non-profit and MECA - and the MECA student filmmakers who made the videos.

The screening and tasting event is open to all members of the public.

More information can be found here.

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Empanada Workshop
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Empanada Workshop

Come and join us for a fun experience, culture sharing and food at this Empanada Workshop.

You will learn how to make a delicious dough, a traditional Chilean empanada de Pino, spicy cheese (queso Intenso) and cilantro lime sour cream sauce. Class includes appetizers & non-alcoholic beverages, as well as 2.5 hours of instruction. You will be able to devour or take home everything you create in this workshop!

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ESOL Collaborative meeting--invite only
Dec
30
10:00 AM10:00

ESOL Collaborative meeting--invite only

A monthly meeting in which all of the ESOL providers of the Portland area are convened by the Office of Economic Opportunity. The ESOL Collaborative coordinates schedules, seeks to fill gaps in classes, and overall, works to best serve the ESOL populations of Greater Portland.

If you think you have a role to play the collaborative, contact haleyb@portlandmaine.gov

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ESOL Collaborative meeting--invite only
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

ESOL Collaborative meeting--invite only

A monthly meeting in which all of the ESOL providers of the Portland area are convened by the Office of Economic Opportunity. The ESOL Collaborative coordinates schedules, seeks to fill gaps in classes, and overall, works to best serve the ESOL populations of Greater Portland.

If you think you have a role to play the collaborative, contact haleyb@portlandmaine.gov

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Viewing of Dawnland
Nov
8
9:00 AM09:00

Viewing of Dawnland

In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day and National Native American Heritage Month, the City of Portland and Maine Intercultural Communication Consultants are proud to invite you to watch Dawnland, the Emmy Award-winning documentary by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip about cultural survival and stolen children - the story of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Free and open to the public, the 86-minute feature-length documentary Dawnland follows the TRC to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

Watch the trailer here.

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District 1 Meeting
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

District 1 Meeting

Do you want to get to know your City Councilor? Do you want to learn about common topics of discussion unique to your neighborhood? The discussion is community-led. Themes in the past have included local transportation, parks, road conditions, trash/recycling, Social Services, climate change, parking, and snow removal.

Interpretation will be available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Somali, and Spanish.

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Portland Professional Connections information session
Nov
5
3:00 PM15:00

Portland Professional Connections information session

In partnership with the Portland Regional Chamber, the Office of Economic Opportunity runs the Portland Professional Connections program. Professional Connections matches foreign-trained professionals looking to be employed in their desired field with local working professionals and/or business owners in the Portland area.

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Building Bridges Conference
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Building Bridges Conference

  • Immigrant Resource Center of Maine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A full day conference that provides the opportunity to learn from International, national experts, local leaders and community members about issues that arise in the gender and sexual based violence and New Mainer field in Maine. As our communities have diversified, our approaches to providing services and solving community problems have to change. Join us for relevant conversations and topics aimed at bettering our communities and all Mainers. Register now!

For more info, click here.

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Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

OTHERED: Displaced from Malaga

Daniel Minter and Henry John Drewal in Conversation

The two will discuss Professor Drewal’s recent essay— Revelations: Bitter History, Enduring Spirit in the Art of Daniel Minter.

Minter is a painter, sculptor, and illustrator who uses art as a tool for dialogue with his community. His work reflects abiding themes of displacement and diaspora; ordinary/extraordinary blackness; spirituality in the Afro-Atlantic world; and the (re)creation of meanings of home.

Henry John Drewal has published several books and edited volumes and many articles on various aspects of African art.

This event is free and open to the public.

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The Relationship Between Journalism and a Free Society
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

The Relationship Between Journalism and a Free Society

Presented by Ladder to the Moon Network and Amjambo Africa

Keynote Speaker Kassim Kayira has worked with ORINFOR (now RBA)  from Rwanda; BBC World Service; and as Great Lakes bureau chief of Azam TV based in Kampala. His topic is “Journalistic Challenges in Africa.”

Panelists: Kathleen Shannon Nichols: “The U.S. press: Today’s journalism and a free society”Luke Samuel Kuanzambi: “Immigrants and asylum seekers as consumers of news: the need for information”Georges Budagu Makoko: ” Amjambo Africa: The making of a community newspaper”

For more info, click here.

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ILAP Affirmative Training
Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

ILAP Affirmative Training

An event for those who are seeking asylum. This is not for anyone who is deportation proceedings or going to court. Training will provide a general overview of the asylum application process.

Before coming to the training, please review the basics of how to apply for asylum, including reviewing the Pro Se Guide and the Pro Se Asylum Video: https://ilapmaine.org/asylum-self-help

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Primo Cubano Dance Party
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Primo Cubano Dance Party

Primo Cubano lights up the Cadenza stage once again with their special blend of Maine made Cuban music! Latin dancers are welcome! Doors open at 5:30pm. Dance lesson with Wendy Edwards of PM Salsa from 6pm-7pm followed by dancing to Primo from 7pm-9:30pm. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.

To get tickets, click here.

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The Intersection of Forced Migration and Human Trafficking
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

The Intersection of Forced Migration and Human Trafficking

The event is FREE* but registration is required to secure your lunch
*Donations appreciated to help cover food costs and honorarium for panelists. Click here to donate.

The global crisis of forced migration is creating increased vulnerabilities for exploitation. Please join us for this collaborative day-long training and forum and...

  • Receive the latest information about current laws and migration trends and how it impacts local communities

  • Learn about Connecticut’s innovative response in developing support services for refugees and asylees who have been trafficked

  • Enjoy networking with fellow services providers to share real world expertise and best practices to build collaboration and improve services for survivors

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Augusta Multicultural Center Open House
Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

Augusta Multicultural Center Open House

Come celebrate Capital Area New Mainers Project’s new headquarters, the Augusta Multicultural Center! It is located at 70 State Street, just across from Lithgow Library. We will host an Open House for the community on Wednesday, September 18. Drop in for tea and sweets anytime between 5 and 7pm.

You may RSVP here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/704627390001641/

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We are Portland
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

We are Portland

Join us for We Are Portland - a celebration of our city’s diversity through music and dance. We will dance/walk a mile through the streets of downtown Portland, ending at Lincoln Park to continue the celebration with food, music & educational opportunities. The march will begin at 3:00 pm. Let's celebrate!

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 Back to School Fair
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Back to School Fair

Interpretation is available at the event. Activities for children and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Nanette Dyer Blake, Community Outreach & Development - (207) 842-4657 or blaken@portlandschools.org

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Welcoming Week at the YMCA
Sep
13
4:00 PM16:00

Welcoming Week at the YMCA

SEPTEMBER 13 - 20, 2019

We believe our community is stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good. Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors—both immigrants and U.S.-born residents—to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community. Join us!

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2019 Annual Campaign Kickoff and United We CAN Food Drive + Sculpture Contest.
Sep
13
8:30 AM08:30

2019 Annual Campaign Kickoff and United We CAN Food Drive + Sculpture Contest.

Join us to kick off United Way of Greater Portland’s Annual Campaign with the United We CAN Food Drive + Sculpture Contest on Friday September 13, 2019. Teams will construct sculptures from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. (spectators are welcome). Sculptures will be on display during the Annual Campaign Kickoff event in Monument Square from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wayside Food Programs will distribute collected food to pantries throughout Cumberland County. Click here for more info.

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Beatlemania Magic Concert
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Beatlemania Magic Concert

Beatlemania Magic is headlining the Salvation Army of Greater Portland’s “Champions for Community” benefit concert. It will be a full evening of Beatles music! The concert will raise much needed funds for programs and services that make a positive impact on our Greater Portland community. Your support will help provide those in need with the essentials like food, clothing, and school supplies. Additionally, it will help fund programs such as summer camp at Sebago Lake, help victims of human trafficking, and ensure the Salvation Army’s many “Tools for Life” classes at the Center for Healthy Aging continue to thrive.

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Cultural Acoustic Night
Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

Cultural Acoustic Night

Culture Acoustic Night is a lovely way to meet and connect with people from different cultures in our neighborhood and have some fun! This event aims to provide a comfortable atmosphere for cultural exchange for people of Portland and throughout Maine so we can appreciate and enjoy our diversity.

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9th Annual Boston African Festival
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

9th Annual Boston African Festival

The 9th Annual Boston African Festival hosted by the Shalupe Foundation

This Annual event typically features over 15,000 guests and several dozens of vendors and organizations. Please view past Festivals : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4AYrNmk9b8&t=2s

The Annual Boston African Festival is consider the Multi-cultural Celebration of the year and the largest gather of Africans in Boston featuring best of African arts, fashion, vendors, foods, amazing line up of musicians and talents promoting diversity/inclusion and community building through the arts. For more information and if you are interested in becoming a vendor ,

Please Visit : http://www.africanfestivalofboston.com and to become a vendor please email africanfestivalofboston@gmail.com or call 781 267 3714

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