COMMUNITY EVENTS

Consider attending these events sponsored by other organizations around New Hampshire and beyond to gain an even wider perspective on the world!*

UNH International Seminar

Diplomacy & Innovation in a Globalizing World

1,001 Stories on Water and Climate Change 

with Devi Lockwood

Thursday, February 15th 12:40 PM-2 PM

MUB Theater 2


Since the September 2014 People's Climate March, Devi Lockwood has been traveling in 16 countries (half of that by bicycle) on a mission to record 1,001 stories on water and climate change. Her aim is to humanize an issue often discussed in numerical terms: millimeters of sea level rise, degrees of temperature change, or numbers of people displaced. Come hear how her journey began and some of the 750+ stories she has recorded on the road. Lockwood will reflect on what her travels taught her about how people around the world are living with climate change now. In May 2014, Lockwood graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Harvard University where she studied Folklore & Mythology. In November 2016, she attended the U.N. climate talks in Morocco as a youth delegate with SustainUS. Lockwood is currently creating a web-based map where visitors can listen to stories on water or climate change she collected from numerous countries. Lockwood's writing has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, and Bicycling Magazine. Lockwood is a recent recipient of a National Geographic Explorers grant and will record stories from an indigenous Arctic Circus in Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada in May 2018. 

For more information click HERE


Free Art Class for Immigrants and Their Children

March 7th- April 11th

4 PM to 5:30 PM

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire

6 Washington Street, Dover, NH 03820

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We All Belong: Art and Friendship Go Hand-in-Hand

This fun, interactive and FREE art program is for adults who are learning English as a second language, refugees, immigrants and their children, as well as Museum Member (limited to 5) adults and children. Join us at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, a warm, inclusive community, to engage in meaningful, out-of-school arts experiences. 

Play, create, express yourself, share your ideas and form new friendships. The Museum's art gallery curator and educator staff will lead participants in activities that everyone can do including painting, drawing, collage, and more. 

Adults will be in one classroom, while children (ages 5 and up) will be in another classroom down the hall, doing different art projects. This will leave time for kids to bond with kids, and adults to bond and relax with adults. Kids ages 5 and up only, please. 

This class is designed as a way for immigrants and refugees to become a part of our community, which is why we are limiting Museum member participation to 5 adult/child pairs. 

Pre-registration is appreciated and space is limited. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Participation in this program is FREE thanks to support from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and a private donor.

For more information click HERE


Francophonie Movie- Un Rêve Américain

Franoc-American Centre

Sunday, March 11th 2 PM-4PM 

2 Court Street, Nashua, NH 03060


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Join us for a FREE showing of Un Reve Américain at the Nashua Public Library, presented by the Québec Government Office in Boston!

This is a must see for those interested in their French-Canadian roots! The movie is mostly in French, but has subtitles. 

https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Nh5xnEAMc38

"Franco-Ontarian musician Damien Robitaille introduces us to the extraordinary history of the people in the United States of French Canadian heritage. Driving from Montreal to Los Angeles, winding his way through New England, New York, Michigan, the Midwest and the legendary Far West, he brings the milestone events of their exodus to life. He uncovers a paradoxical, almost imaginary society dissolved into American life but still very much alive. During his travels he meets all kinds of engaging people and visits many places steeped in memory, and we begin to understand a multifaceted diaspora three centuries old and more than 12 million strong. An epic journey into the heart of America, where people of French Canadian descent, helped open the frontiers of the American Dream." -IMDB


UNH International Seminar

Diplomacy & Innovation in a Globalizing World

Thread X Timberland in Haiti: From Bottle to Boot

Tuesday, March 27th 12:40 PM-2:00 PM

MUB Theater 2


Zachary Angelini ‘14/’16G implements programs and policies to reduce the environmental footprint of Timberland, whose vision is to be the largest and most sustainable outdoor lifestyle brand on earth. Kelsey Halling measures, manages, and improves the impact Thread has on people, planet, and profit at every step of Thread’s supply chains, ensuring its claims of making the most responsible fabric in the world are true. Thread transforms trash that has been collected and sorted by local workers in Haiti—where mounds of plastic bottles clogging waterways are a common sight—into fabric sourced by brands such as Timberland, which is developing a line of sneaker and boots made with Thread’s “Ground to Good” fabric. The Timberland X Thread collection goes beyond environmental sustainability, creating social value and impact in the form of cleaner neighborhoods and new job opportunities for Haitians. With a shared passion for supporting Haitian communities, both Timberland and Thread are determined to focus on responsibility, transparency, and creating social value. 

For more information click HERE


The IANH Vasant Festival 2018
Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 12 pm
Nashua High School North
8 Titan Way, Nashua, NH 03063


Nashua High School North, Nashua NH. 
Stay tuned for more details.
Visit 
www.IANH.org 
For inquiries write to Cultural@IANH.org

World Affairs Discussion Group
Mondays 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801



Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com


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RESOURCES

Learn more about all of New Hampshire's global ties!


New Hampshire non-profits working globally
Rubia Handwork (Warner)
Room to Read NH
Women's Trust (Wilmot)
Global Grassroots (Hanover/Portsmouth)
Freedom Cafe (Durham)
Honduras Hope (Franconia)
NuDay Syria (East Hampstead)
International Campaign for Human Rights in Bhutan

New Hampshire organizations related to international affairs/culture
Zonta International - Concord club
Dining for Women- Seacoast chapter
International Affairs Discussion Group, Walpole

Annual Cultural Celebrations
We are One - Latino/African festival- Manchester
Concord Multicultural Festival
Glendi- Greek festival- Manchester
Poutine Fest- Manchester

New Hampshire refugee resources

New Hampshire & international business
Center for Women's Business Advancement at SNHU
One pager on international business & NH

New Hampshire Colleges & Universities' international programs
New Hampshire Great Decisions Discussion Groups:


National Publications
International Jobs 



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