COMMUNITY EVENTS

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


Walking the Talk with Anil Singh-Morales

Thursday, February 14th, 12 PM-1:30 PM

Shapiro Library Room 204


Event Postponed




My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

Tuesday, March 12th. 7 PM 

The Historic Theater

28 Chestnut Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801


7pm — Writers on a New England Stage event 
8pm — Post-show Reception for Director’s Club begins. This reception is open to Patron-level members and up. Kindly RSVP here.

The bestselling cookbook author, beloved and award-winning television personality, and hugely successful restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich comes to town to share her heartwarming, emotional, revelatory memoir—told with all her hallmark warmth and gusto. Leave with her favorite recipes in hand!

Lidia’s story begins with her upbringing in Pula, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito’s communist regime. She enjoys a childhood surrounded by love and security—despite the family’s poverty—learning everything about Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother, Nonna Rosa. When the communist regime begins investigating the family, they flee to Trieste, Italy, where they spend two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States–an experience that will shape Lidia for the rest of her life. At age 12, Lidia starts a new life in New York. She soon begins working in restaurants as a young teenager, the first step toward the creation of her own American dream. And she tells in great, vivid detail the fulfillment of that dream: her close-knit family, her dedication and endless passion for food that ultimately leads to multiple restaurants, many cookbooks, and twenty years on public television as the host of her own cooking show. An absolute must-have/must-see for the millions of Lidia fans!

Tickets

$13.75

For each 1-2 tickets sold, the purchase of a book voucher (My American Dream, $17 paperback) is required. Vouchers can be redeemed on the event night for signed copies.

INFO AND TICKETS HERE


Human Trafficking In NH- It Does Happen Here

Hosted by Women Stronger Together, the Zonta Club of Concord, the GFWC Concord Contemporary Club

Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30 PM-8 PM

Hatbox Theater, 270 Loudon Rd, Concord, NH 03301


Human Trafficking in New Hampshire

A presentation brought to you by Women Stronger Together - a collaboration of women's organizations in the Concord area, Waypoint, with special thanks to Hatbox Theatre for sharing your venue with us.

Human trafficking is happening in NH. We’re seeing it across all 10 counties, from rural to urban settings, both labor and sex trafficking. It’s in our backyard. Come and learn about human trafficking, what it looks like in NH, what work is being done to support victims of this crime and how you can help.

Presenters:

Linda Douglas
Donna Plourde

This is a free seminar, though we do ask that you register.

REGISTER HERE


Keene Holi Festival 2019

April 6th, 1 PM-3:30 PM

Mable Brown Room

Blake Street, Keene, NH 03435


Celebrating the arrival of spring, Holi (also called Holika or Phagwa) is a festival practiced by Hindus in countries such as India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and the United States.

This year, Keene State College has joined forces with the Historical Society of Cheshire County and Keene India Association to present the city’s 3rd annual Holi Fest!

The public is invited to attend this free, family-friendly, cultural celebration in the Mabel Brown Room of the L.P. Young Student Center of Keene State College on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 1pm-3:30pm.

Members of the regions Indian community will share the epic story behind the festival as well as their personal memories of celebrations in the past. Dance and musical performances by regional talent will be followed by a lesson in dandiya stick dancing. The public’s participation is encouraged. Keene’s Indian Restaurant, Royal Spice, will be on hand to sell food.

At 3pm, families are invited to shake off their winter blues and rejoice in the colors and liveliness of spring by heading outside to respectfully throw colored powder at each other. The Society recommends that participants wear old clothes and dress warmly. There is no fee to participate but registration is required to receive a packet of colored powder. This event is sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers. To Please RSVP for Keene Holi Fest 2019!

MORE INFO AND TICKETS HERE


Swing into the Spring Jazz Brunch

Franco-American Centre

Sunday, April 14th, 10 AM-1 PM

Fratellos, 155 Dow St, Manchester, NH 03101

- $30.00 per person - FAC members receive 3 tickets for event raffles.
- Live Jazz music by "Dom D" The Saxman, aka Domenic DiNardo.
- Cash Bar.
- 50/50 Raffle.
- Door Prizes.

Must reserve no later than Wednesday, April 10th @ 5 pm

GET TICKETS HERE

Fears of Conspiracy: How Were FC Immigrants Received in NE

Franco-American Centre

Friday, May 3rd, 6 PM-7 PM

Dana Center

100 Saint Anselm Dr, Manchester, NH 03102



We're excited to announce a very special lecture.....Fears of Conspiracy: How were French-Canadian Immigrants Received in New England in the 19th century? A must attend for all interested in our immigration story.

The lecture is presented by author, researcher, and blogger, David Vermette. This is David's second visit to the Franco-American Centre. This time we are fortunate to be part of David's tour promoting his new book - A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans: Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife.

Here's some background on the lecture topic and link to purchase the book if interested:

https://www.barakabooks.com/catalogue/a-distinct-alien-race/

“The French number more than a million in the United States…. They are kept a distinct alien race, subject to the Pope in matters of religion and of politics. Soon…they will govern you, Americans.” — British-American Citizen (Boston), 1889

Americans don’t think of Canada as a source of potential terrorists—speaking a foreign tongue, serving a foreign religion, and invading their country. But when a million French-Canadians crossed the border between 1840 and 1930, many seeking work in New England’s burgeoning textile industry, elements in the press, clergy and public sector cast them as foot soldiers in an alleged Roman Catholic plot to subvert the United States.

David Vermette’s new book A Distinct Alien Race (Montreal: Baraka Books, 2018) places New England’s Franco-Americans in the context of contemporary issues: the rise and fall of manufacturing in the U.S.; Nativism; emigration to the U.S. across land borders; and the construction of race. In this talk, Vermette will discuss how Franco-Americans were perceived by the U.S. mainstream when they were an immigrant community in New England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He will show how Franco-Americans had their own concept of citizenship and what it meant to be an American. He will also discuss the bizarre and outlandish conspiracy theory that surrounded the newcomers from French Canada.

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David Vermette is the author of A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans. He is a researcher and writer originally from Massachusetts.

INFO HERE

IANH Vasant Festival 2019

India Association of New Hampshire

Saturday, May 25th, 12 PM


NH PoutineFest 2019

Saturday, June 22nd, 11:30 AM- 4:30 PM

221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054

TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 23RD AT 10 AM!


***Tickets On Sale 3/23/19 at 10 AM***

This festival is New England’s original celebration of the French-Canadian classic, poutine! Restaurants from all over New England will entice you with their spin on this Québécois treasure.

All attendees have the opportunity to sample poutine (a healthy portion) from our participating restaurants! Our restaurants will also be competing against each other for the “Best Poutine Of The Fest,” and only one will get to raise the Ceinture de Championnat/Championship Belt.

This year’s event takes place on the grounds at the Budweiser Brewery in Merrimack, NH! Merrimack is located less than an hour from Boston and is fifteen minutes from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

We will have bands, great beer, games, children’s activities and some phenomenal poutine. Yes, you read that right…this year’s event is kid friendly. We’ll do our best to keep your kiddos busy with activities. Maybe they’ll pick up some French?

We have also invited several food trucks to supplement your poutine intake.

Are you a vendor or food truck interested in participating in the largest poutine bash in the United States? Give us a shout poutinefest@facnh.com!

This event is hosted by the the Franco-American Centre of New Hampshire, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Manchester, NH. All proceeds help support the Centre’s mission of preserving French language, culture, and heritage in New Hampshire and beyond.

INFO HERE

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)
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
  • Union of Concerned Scientists Nuclear Issues Event Audio: UCS 2-6.mp3
  • Coercion in International Politics Event Audio: Coercion Dec 12 2018.mp3
  • Friends Forever International Event Audio: Friends Forever Dec 3 2018.mp3
  • The Future of Korea: K-POP Interview with 107.7 The Pulse- K Pop 11-2-18.mp3
  • Mid-Term Elections Impact on Foreign Policy with Richard Fontaine Richard Fontaine 11-9-18.mp3
  • 2018 Global Business Summit with David Noble- VIDEO
  • 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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