One of our primary goals is to introduce New Mainers to local activities that help bridge the gap between them and their new home in Maine.
We build connections with Maine's immigrant communities by featuring their culture and listening to their voices.
We bring global voices seeking to engage all Mainers in a dialogue about justice for women and girls in Maine and beyond.
While in Maine, lecturers engage with local students and community members throughout the state in many venues large and small for conversations on the issues around achieving justice for women and girls in developing countries and the U.S. Some examples include:
Engaging with Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) staff and students from high schools and colleges in Maine who are participating in study abroad programs, including several in Botswana
Meetings with the World Affairs Council of Maine and the International Law Society at the Maine School of Law
Informal discussions with Legislative Leaders, the Women’s Law Association and Maine School of Law students
Meetings with the Maine Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth And Reconciliation Commission
Open discussions with current and past Mitchell Institute Scholars
Collaborating with Bates College to bring transformational speakers to the people of Maine
Partnering with Deering High School in support of their Learning Without Borders program
Inspiring Portland High School global studies students with intimate conversations and Q&A sessions
Book signing and reading at Longfellow Books