Mid-Maine Global Forum Membership Campaign

April, 2023 - We are wrapping up our 27th year of providing continuing education and enrichment on international topics to the people of mid-Maine. We were thrilled to resume in-person meetings this past Fall in the Colby College Chace Center in downtown Waterville.  If you have attended our programs you can readily attest to the quality and diversity of the outstanding speakers who help us better understand our complex world.  This year has been no exception.

In October the Colby College 2022 Oak Human Rights Fellow, Tiffany Miller, spoke with us about “America’s Whitest State? Migration to Maine Yesterday and Today.”  In November Chris Asch, the director of the Capital Area New Mainers Project, talked about issues of migration to Maine.  In December Bowdoin Professor Paige Herrlinger spoke on “Wartime Migration and Gender Disruption in Ukraine:   A Historical Perspective on the Contemporary Crisis.”  In January we teamed up with the Margaret Chase Smith Library for their Leeke-Shaw Lecture featuring journalist Mehr Sher who spoke about the Afghan refugee resettlement program.  On April 5th David Plumb spoke on migration issues and Chile.

We are pleased to present our first MMGF Book Club meeting on April 25th with a discussion of The Devil’s Highway, by Louise Alberto Urrea.  Please see our new website for details and RSVP, if you desire lunch.

Other fine programs are on the drawing board for May and June.  We are working on taking one of our Spring speakers to a local high school. We are collaborating with the Goldfarb Center to bring Abrahm Lustgarten, who will speak on the intersection of climate change and international migration for our annual Linda Cotter Speaker Event, August 9th.   Save the date!  More information is on our website.

We are pleased to unveil our new, updated, and improved website:  www.midmaineglobalforum.org.
Please check it out!

We urge you to become a new member or renew your membership in the Mid-Maine Global Forum.  We purposefully did not have a membership appeal during COVID.  We are excited to be able to offer in-person luncheon lectures once again.

Please invite your friends and neighbors to attend a program.  It is likely they don’t know about this lifelong learning opportunity that is so conveniently available to them.  We are a small grassroots organization and in lieu of fundraising events we depend on your generosity and support.  In addition to providing stipends and expenses for our speakers, we sponsor an event for our area high school students.  We encourage you to increase your level of support to help continue our quality programming.

The Mid-Maine Global Forum is a 501 C-3 non-profit corporation which makes your gift tax deductible.

Thank you so much!
Mary Benziger, Board of Directors, MMGF

Please send a check (made out to Mid-Maine Global Forum) and the information requested to:

Mid-Maine Global Forum
PO Box 2636
Waterville, ME 04903

Name _________________________________________

Support Level 2023
Individual  $30_____
Family  $45_____
Sponsor  $60_____
Patron  $100_____
Benefactor  $250_____
Other  _______

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