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Catastrophe on Southern Border

September 27, 2019, 12:00 PM

Join Steve and Molly Saunders of Wayne, Me. for a talk about their experience volunteering recently in El Paso, Texas. As former Peace Corps Volunteers in El Salvador, Steve and Molly heard about the need for Spanish speakers at a church-run shelter for asylum seekers coming from Central America upon their being released from detention camps in EL Paso. They will share their experience and describe what they found during their 3-week stay at Casa Romero, a shelter that held up to 200 migrants, and one of several being used to facilitate their journey to sponsors’ homes throughout the U.S. Who are there asylum seekers? Why do they choose to make this dangerous journey? How are they treated while in ICE detention camps? How are they helped on their way North by volunteers at these shelters once they are released from detention? Where are they now? And what can be done in the future about this human situation?

Lunch is available at 11:30. Please register by Thursday, September 26, if you want lunch. which includes soup, sandwich, cookie, tea and coffee, and costs $12. Sandwich choices are roast beef, chicken pesto or vegetarian (with a vegan option). Soup will be hearty vegetarian. You are, of course, welcome to bring your own food.

To register, email or call Margy, midmaineglobalforum@gmail.com or 377-2031.

Remember that if you order the lunch you are responsible for the cost even if you are unable to attend. The Forum board appreciates you support of our programs and welcomes any suggestions for future events.


September 27, 2019
12:00 PM


Mid-Maine Global Forum
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