Tue, Apr 25|
Far From Home
Meet 3 asylum seekers who have made their way across the globe from Cuba, Angola, and Ukraine to new homes in Maine. Moderated by Reza Jalali, the Executive Director of the Immigrant Welcome Center of Greater Portland, we will learn what it is like to leave everything behind for new opportunities
Time & Location
Apr 25, 2023, 7:00 PM
Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport, ME 04032, USA
About the Event
Proceeds to benefit the Immigrant Welcome Center of Greater Portland
We thank our Lead Sponsor, The Dara Jeanne Kaufman Fund, for their generous support of this event and The Immigrant Welcome Center of Greater Portland.
Reza Jalali is a writer, educator, and immigrant advocate. Reza was recognized as one of the eminent ethnic Americans in Making it in America: a Sourcebook on Eminent Ethnic Americans. As a member of the Amnesty International USA Board of Directors, Jalali has led delegations to different refugee camps in Turkey and Bosnia. In 1992, he visited the White House as part of a national delegation to discuss the plight of Kurdish refugees fleeing Iraq. He has taught at the University of Southern Maine and Bangor Theological Seminary. His books include children's books Moon Watchers and Homesick Mosque and Other Stories. Jalali co-authored New Mainers, a book about Maine’s immigrants. He is also the co-author of the book Dear Maine, which was published in 2021.