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



Reception, Wednesday, November 14th 6pm

1 Washington St. Dover NH


Millyard Museum Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, November 14th, 6 PM-8 PM

Millyard Museum Mill #3

Corner of Commercial and Pleasant St, Manchester, NH

Immigrants and receiving community members together in small group conversations about immigration - tours of the Millyard Museum exhibits showing Manchester's immigration history!

Becoming American/Program 6: 

Immigration and Popular Culture

Thursday November 15th, 7 PM-9 PM

3S Artspace

319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth,

 New Hampshire 03801

Becoming American
Program 6: Immigration and Popular Culture
Thursday, November 15
Doors: 6:30pm / Event: 7pm
Adults & Teens / Seated
Free and open to the public

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience is a six-session series of public programs featuring documentary film screenings and discussions of immigration issues against the backdrop of immigration history, led by Dr. Lucy Salyer, UNH Associate Professor of History. Presented by 
Strawbery Banke Museum and hosted by 3S Artspace.

Program 6: Immigration and Popular Culture looks at the ways the media and popular culture have historically taught newcomers how to “be American,” and how the rich contributions of different immigrant groups have transformed American culture and art. The discussion explores such themes as:

· Generational changes in culture and identity
· How different ethnicities are represented, and how that has changed over time
· Cultural debates over identity
· Definition from inside vs. definition from outside
· Use of familiar icons in new cultural settings
· Cross-cultural meeting vs. cultural appropriation

The Search for General Tso
Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience. The project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

Strawbery Banke Museum and 3S Artspace thank our Community Partners for helping to make this series possible: 
Discover PortsmouthFriends Forever InternationalPortsmouth Public Library (NH)ChildVoiceUNH Center for the Humanities and 
Southern NH Services Portsmouth Adult Education


Early Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkish Cultural Center New Hampshire

Saturday, November 17th, 6 PM-9 PM 

Turkish Cultural Center New Hampshire at

540 Chestnut St, Ste 201, Manchester, NH 03101

Come and join us to an Early Thanksgiving Dinner. We will not only enjoy delicious food but also get to know what giving thanks to the Lord means in the Christian and Muslim community. There will be presentations given by each community.

RSVP by Nov 15, 2018 at or contact 203-570-3755

Annual Beaujolais Nouvau Gala

Franco-American Center

Saturday, November 17th, 6 PM-9 PM

Stonebridge Country Club

161 Gorham Pond Rd, Goffstown, NH 03045

Join the FAC for the 9th annual Beaujolais Nouveau Gala.
Enjoi a mouth watering 4 course meal presented by the executive chef before each course in exquisite detail.

Each course is paired with the perfect wine.
Amuse-bouche (appetizer): Baked Brie, grilled pears and peaches, and assorted maple roasted nuts
Potage (soup): Creamy roasted root vegetable soup garnished with braised rabbit
Entrée (1st entrée): Cedar plank salmon with petit arugula salad and roasted red onion & bacon jam
Plat Principal (main course): Braised short ribs with a rosemary & cranberry glaze served with Whipped yellow potatoes and wilted garlic spinach
Dessert: Champagne Sabayon over lemon cake with fresh berries

For further details or to reserve your seat,
Please note: No walk ins accepted. So please reserve.

Youth Forum for New Americans

Saturday, November, 17th, 12 PM-2 PM

Michael Briggs Community Center

409 Beech Street, Manchester, NH 03103

Conscious Consumer Fair at the Freedom Cafe

Saturday, November 24th, 9 AM- 3 PM

The Freedon Cafe, Durham 

10 Mill Rd, Durham, NH 03824

Join us Saturday November 24th for a Conscious Consumer Fair! Buy Fair Trade, sustainable, ethical gifts for the holidays, and support local makers. We will be hosting vendors in the cafe from 9-3, and the Freedom Cafe shop and counter will be open, so you can enjoy coffee, tea, or hot chocolate while you shop! Stay tuned for vendor details! 

Real Life Giving
Hazel and Dean

Interested in being a vendor? Contact us!

Umoja- An African Gala

Saturday, February 23rd, 6 PM-10 PM

Grappone Conference Center

70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH 03301

"UMOJA" is the Swahili word for "UNITY"

Join us for a special evening to celebrate the many cultures of Africa and learn more about the mission and work of New American Africans (NAA).

Enjoy delicious foods from the various regions of Africa, entertainment by local African performers and artists, themed raffle items and more!

Your generous support will help us continue to work within our new American communities, empowering them to successfully integrate - and thrive - in their new home in New Hampshire.


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,

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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
Southern New Hampshire Refugee Services

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 

Past Programs
  • Jamal Khashoggi Assassination Interview with Dr. Melinda Negron-Gonzales- Khashoggi.mp3
  • Dr. Anne Rasmussen Interview with 107.7 The Pulse- Anne Rasmussen 107.7 The Pulse Interview 10.16.18.mp3
  • Trita Parsi Interview with 107.7 The Pulse-Trita Parsi.mp3
  • 2018 Global Forum Fundraiser with Trita Parsi, June 28th, 2018 - 2018 Global Forum Video
  • The Final Year Post Movie Discussion with Political Analyst Dean Spiliotes- Part 1Part 2Part 3
  • Manchester Public Television Video of the Combatants for Peace Manchester May 2nd  Presentation- VIDEO
  • 107.7 The Pulse Interview with Combatants for Peace members Netta Hazan and Osama Elewat May 2ns, 2018- Combatants for Peace 5-2-18.mp3
  • 107.7 The Pulse Interview with Ambassador Thomas Pickering April 10th, 2018- Pickering Interview.mp3
  • Global Tipping Points: November 13, 2017- Luis Jiménez- VIDEO
  • Global Business Summit: November 8, 2017 -Ambassador Rufus Yerxa- VIDEO
  • Jennifer M. Harris on "War By Other Means": April 13, 2017- VIDEO
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen's address on Russa: March 24, 2017- VIDEO
  • Foreign Policy Town Hall: January 26, 2017- Dr. Jessica Mathews- VIDEO
  • Global Business Summit: September 27, 2016- Trey Herr, Harvard Kennedy School- VIDEO
  • Global Forum with Admiral David Titley- VIDEO
  • Global Tipping Points: May 3, 2016- Geneive Abdo- VIDEO
  • Global Tipping Points: April 12, 2016- Juliette Kayyem- VIDEO
  • Global Tipping Points: March 1, 2016- Iphigenia Kanara- VIDEO
  • VIDEO: Ahmad Balal on "Pakistan's Place"- Feb. 20, 2014
  • January 31, 2014- VIDEO: Ambassador Jim Smith on "U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations"
  • World Affairs Luncheon: "Who Stole the American Dream?" January 20, 2014: Podcast 1, Podcast 2, Q&A
  • Professor Gregory Gause, 2013 Fall Global Tipping Points Series"What Comes Next? "American Interests in the New Middle East" - September 17, 2013- WATCH
  • Indian Consul General Mulay, World Affairs Luncheon
  • "US-India Relations"- September 6, 2013WATCH
  • Ambassador Ryan Crocker, 2013 Global Forum- "Lessons from a Long War"June 3, 2013- WATCH 
  • Michael Fairbanks- Global Tipping Points Part 1"Enterprise Solutions to Global Poverty"February 21, 2012 - WATCH
  • Myron Kandel speechGlobal Business SummitOctober 17, 2011WATCH
  • Jon Huntsman speechOctober 10, 2011-WATCH
  • Mel Goodman speech- April 5, 2008- WATCH


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