Culture

The Maine Refugee Experience, Dec. 2

On Thursday, Dec. 2, the Maine Refugee Experience: Inclusion and Cultural Competency Training will be hosted by Cross Cultural Community Services in partnership with New Gloucester United Against Racism. This accessible and engaging learning session focused on understanding the needs of Maine’s refugees and immigrants will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom.

CCCS will give an overview of the history of race and racism in the U.S. and Maine. Leaders will describe how refugees and immigrants arrive in this country, the different resettlement processes, the trauma endured, and the challenges they face to assimilate. They will look at a structural racism timeline, discuss real scenarios and identify the next steps that combat systemic racism in this country.

Those interested in attending are asked to get a free ticket from the Eventbrite page to enable organizers to keep track of attendance. A link will be emailed to everyone who gets a ticket. To obtain more information or sign up to attend, email newglounited@gmail.com.