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Fletcher students organize event in Maine as part of Refugees in American Towns Project
As part of Karen Jacobsen’s Refugees in Towns project, three Fletcher students worked with Augusta, Maine Mayor David Rollins to bring together 50 people of different backgrounds to consider what a community center for Augusta’s growing immigrant population might look like.
Anna Ackerman, Heba El-Hendi, Claire Wilson, and Hania Mumtaz led a discussion about what the community would like such a center to look like. Following up from the meeting, the students will work with the Mayor define a process to make the community center happen, which will likely include putting together a steering committee that can flesh out details.
Read the story in the Kennebunk Journal/Morning Sentinel here.
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