Touching the Earth. In Brunswick

April 28th (2013)

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    Room: Brunswick

    Touching the Earth with the Somali Bantu

    On Sunday, April 28th in Brunswick at 12 noon, we offer an opportunity to learn about our neighbors, the Somali Bantu of Lewiston, who find that their joy of working the land allows them, in our culture, to pursue a livelihood.  With the support of the organization Cultivating Community, some women of the Somali Bantu refugee community in Lewiston are able to follow their passion and find a way to join with the farmer’s market world.   Daniel Uniger, Director of Farmer Training within the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project at Cultivating Community offers the documentary There Is My Home, which highlights the opportunity made available to local Somali women.  Produced and directed by Lewiston’s Amy Brown, the story of two local Somali women reconnecting with their agricultural roots is not only heartwarming but a testament to the basic goodness of humanity and the resilience of this refugee population.   

    Bring your pot luck casserole, salad or dessert and join us for a noontime social community gathering, followed by the documentary and opportunity for discussion and reflection. 

    All are welcome.   Registration (see below) is not essential but helpful for planning purposes. 

    FMI: Julia Huttel:  [email protected]

            Director, Societal Health & Well Being