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Dinner & Discuss: Humanitarian Crisis (US- Mexico border)
February 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
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Join PBLS for our 2nd Dinner & Discuss event of 2022 featuring an authentic meal inspired by the cuisine of Mexico, prepared by experienced culinary volunteers and staff. The event will culminate with a facilitated discussion focusing on the current humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border, including a presentation by recent Skidmore College graduate and dedicated humanitarian volunteer, Annie James (Camden, ME) who will recount details of her recent volunteer trip working with a nonprofit organization serving immigrants and refugees on the US-Mexico border.
Event date: February 24th, 5:30 PM at 28 Gay Street, Rockland, ME.
Register online below (preferred) or call (207) 594-1084 to make reservations by phone.
Please note, this event is limited to 20 guests following our current COVID policy.
PBLS has recently embarked on a journey to offer FREE English language classes (ESL) to “New Mainers”. Throughout our program launch in September of 2021 we are becoming more aware of the push-pull factors that drive global migration. Climate change, devastated local economies, gang violence, foreign military intervention, and so many other factors lead people to make the difficult choice to leave home in search of a safe and prosperous future. Our interest in exploring the current crisis on the US-Mexico border is intended to help bring these conversations to light here at home in Maine, and debunk many of the myths and preconceptions of what drives human migration worldwide.