COMMUNITY EVENTS

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

HOSTS NEEDED FOR SNHU THANKSGIVING BREAK


Seeking Hosts for SNHU’s Thanksgiving Hosts Program

 Southern New Hampshire University is seeking hosts willing to invite pairs of international students to join your family’s Thanksgiving celebration. Many international students are eager for the chance to visit an American family and learn more about our culture and traditions. Newer arrivals feel most comfortable when they can bring a fellow student, which is why SNHU looks for folks who can accommodate two or more guests. SNHU has more than 500 international students studying at the Manchester campus; while they come from about seventy different countries, many come from China, Saudi Arabia, or India.

The reactions of both the students and families who’ve participated in the past have been very positive. From hosts: “had a terrific time”; “fantastic day”; “fit right in with my family”; “enlightening”; “great experience for the entire family”; “something I will never forget”. Students have said: “spent a really wonderful and unforgettable time”; “I learned about American people”; “we had conversation like friends”; “my family back home were very happy for me”; “they let me help prepare the dinner (or the table)”; “I always wanted to visit with an American family”; “I hope I can do this again”.

If you are interested in inviting two or more international students to join your family’s Thanksgiving celebration, please complete the host family application at the SNHU website (click on the International Student link on the top of the opening page, then on the International Student Services link on the left, then ISS Forms and Resources) and return it by November 2nd to Debbie Donnelly at SNHU at d.donnelly@snhu.edu or ISS Office, 2500 N. River Rd., Manchester, NH 03106. In mid-November after receiving host and student applications, Debbie will be in touch with names and contact information for the students you’ll be hosting for the day, so that you can reach them to coordinate plans.

This is a truly wonderful opportunity for all who are involved.  Please consider opening up your home to share this day when we give thanks for all that is good in our lives. 


Mohamed Abozekry & Karkade

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

West Claremont Center for Music + the Arts

@ Union Church

133 Old Church Road, Claremont, NH 03742



With his group, Karkadé, Mohamed Abozekry fuses Egypt’s popular and classical music traditions with virtuosity and mystique. This performance is a part of WCCMA’s fall season of live performances and education, we are committed to barriers free access to great music. Admission is by freewill donation. For this concert we suggest a donation of $20 Adults, $30 for families, or “pay what you can.” For more information visit wcc-ma.org.

Mohamed Abozekry has that rare gift of combining limitless virtuosity with an unbridled imagination. An oud master still in his mid-twenties, Abozerky’s ambitions – to musically interpret the world around him and de-exoticize his instrument – mark him as a polymath of forms. “I never move backwards, but in a circular motion and return to the place I started with more experience.”

With Karkadé, Abozekry evokes the hibiscus tea found everywhere in Cairo, and the eponymous French café at which this project was born. He convenes Egypt’s popular and classical music traditions, her Sufi calls, and secular poetry, to musically describe a path to an Arab world at peace with its history and turned towards the future.

Abozekry “has a stunning command of his instrument, as well as an open ear for other forms.” (PASTE MAGAZINE)

The presentation of Mohamed Abozekry & Karkadé is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.

INFO HERE


Freedom Café Masquerade 2018:Unmask the Truth

Saturday, September 29th 7 PM- 11 PM

Huddleston Ballroom

73 Main Street, Durham, NH



Join us Saturday September 29 for the fourth annual Masquerade Gala to support the Freedom Café. "UnMask the Truth" and join our efforts to END human trafficking.
- Hors d'oeuvres, Drinks, Silent auction, Red Carpet, Photo booth, and DANCING. Returning DJ, Eric Walker! - 

Ticket price includes one drink, cash bar. Tickets $75 per person, first 50 tickets are $60 per person, so get your tickets early! 
Huddleston Ballroom located at 73 Main Street in Durham. 
Black tie attire, masks encouraged, or purchase one at the door! See photos from last year's gala to get some ideas: https://freedomcafe.shutterfly.com/

BUY TICKETS HERE


Becoming American / Program 2: Promise and Prejudice

Thursday, September 27 7 PM-9 PM

3S Artspace

319 Vaughan St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

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.

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Program 2: Promise and Prejudice
 explores the tension – historic and current – between Americans’ acceptance of immigrants, including the celebration of their own immigrant heritage, versus the periodic backlash prompted by concern about the economic and cultural effects of newcomers. The discussion explores such themes as:

·      Prejudice towards newcomers versus welcome
·      Citizenship and American ideals

Film: 
Welcome to Shelbyville

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.

RESERVE FREE TICKETS HERE

International Institute of New England

Suitcase Stories Manchester

Sunday, September 30th

Palace Theater 80 Hanover Street

Manchester Street, Manchester NH


What is Suitcase Stories?

Suitcase Stories® is a traveling live performance series that features foreign and U.S.-born residents sharing refugee and immigrant stories. The format of storytelling in a theatrical setting is especially suited to these powerful tales of real-life experience.

In 2017, nearly 2,000 people saw a live performance of Suitcase Stories® and thousands more watched a taped episode on PBS television. The responses from those audience members spoke of how the performance challenged and expanded their perceptions of refugees and immigrants. Proceeds from the performances help support refugees and immigrants participating in IINE’s resettlement, education, employment, and citizenship programs. The Suitcase Stories® series provides a way for a community to dig beneath the headlines, exposes audiences to the complexity of immigration issues, and directly impacts life-changing refugee services. Join us.

INFO HERE


Becoming American/Program 3: Between Two Worlds

Thursday, October 4th, 7 PM-9 PM

3S Artspace

319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801


Becoming American
Program 3: Between Two Worlds - Identity and Acculturation
Thursday, October 4
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 3: Between Two Worlds - Identity and Acculturation looks at how immigrants react and adjust to living in a new country and culture, and how they bridge the divide between the traditions and values of their native countries.The discussion explores such themes as:

· Foodways and culinary traditions
· Religion
· Assimilation and acculturation
· Writing one's personal story
Film: 
The New Americans, Episode 1, The Nigerians

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 NH Adult Education

Register Here


NH Peace Action's Fall Fundraiser 

with Charmaine White Face

Saturday, October 6, 5 PM- 8 PM

Bektash Shrines

189 Pembroke Rd, Concord, New Hampshire 03301


Featuring a fantastic dinner, action opportunities and keynote speaker Charmaine White Face presenting: "Nuclear Weapons, Militarism and Human Survival."

Charmaine White Face, a member of the Oceti Sakowin, the Great Sioux Nation, joins us on October 6 to educate and inspire us to take action to protect our communities and reduce threats of radioactive pollution and global nuclear warfare. 

Abandoned uranium mines in the Northern Great Plains spread radioactive pollution into the air and waterways of the Region. Rampant militarism and nuclear proliferation threaten humans and the natural environment all along the dangerous nuclear production cycle. In its final and most sinister stage more than 6,800 nuclear weapons stand ready for a war that would destroy all life on earth.

The Sioux nation has resisted threats from the US military and corporate mining interests for more than 150 years to protect their sacred lands and all of Mother Earth. Charmaine White Face has been part of this tradition as the Spokesperson for the Sioux Nation Treaty Council, founder of Defenders of the Black Hills, a writer, teacher and scientist.

Her book, "Indigenous Nations' Rights in the Balance: An Analysis of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples", is available at 
Amazon.com.

Confirmed organizations so far: Coalition for Open Democracy, Veterans For Peace, Concord Chapter of Standing Up for Racial Justice, ACT Disability Rights, 350NH, Nuclear Weapons Working Group, American Friends Service Committee-NH Program, NH Council of Churches and Witness for Peace. Many others are expected to confirm soon.

Tickets are $40 per person

For more information contact: 603-228-0559 or email info@nhpeaceaction.org

We will also host an online auction ahead of this event, to be announced at the end of August.

GET TICKETS HERE


UNH Durham NHIS Fall 2018

Global Challenges and Change

Global Design for Positive Change with Chris Larkin

Tuesday, October 9th, 12:40 PM-2:00 PM

MUB Theater 2, UNH Durham Campus



IDEO is the pioneer and leader of the “Design Thinking” movement, and IDEO.org, the non-profit off shoot of IDEO, is the group that has really led the way on using human-centered design to find more sustainable and effective ways to advance international development. IDEO.org designs products, services, and experiences to improve the lives of people in poor and vulnerable communities. They practice human-centered design, a creative approach to problem solving that starts with people and arrives at new solutions tailored to meet their lives. As Director of Impact, Larkin works to bring impact to the fore in IDEO.org’s design process.


Korea Report Back: Peace Talks Update

Hosted by NH Peace Action

Sunday, October 14, 2018 5 PM- 8 PM

South Congregational Church

27 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301




Want to know more about US Foreign Policy in Korea?

Join us in welcoming Hyun Lee for an eloquent, insightful and clear presentation of the news coming out of the Korean peninsula.

Lee is a New York City-based writer and activist. She is a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea. She is also a Korea Policy Institute fellow and a member of Nodutdol for Korean Community Development. Find her work at 
ZoomInKorea.org

This is a potluck event, please bring something to share. It is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: NH Peace Action. We use real facts to help you better understand today's foreign policy. 
www.nhpeaceaction.org.


AcTEAvism- The Awareness Event

Thuesday, October 18th 2 PM-3 PM

The Freedom Café, Durham

10 Mill Road, Durham, NH 03824



Enjoy a mix of teas and tea snacks, a traditional tea ceremony and learn about human trafficking in the tea industry. 
This event is open and you can definitely just pop in, but a FB RSVP will help us better prepare :)

We recommend a donation of $5pp or $12/family.

Becoming American/Program 4: 

Help Wanted

Thursday, October 18th, 7 PM-9 PM

3S Artspace

319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801




Becoming American
Program 4: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work
Thursday, October 18
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 4: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work looks at the economic side of immigration, chronicling the essential part immigrant labor has played in building America, as well as the conflicted relationship American workers have had with immigrants.The discussion explores such themes as:

· The immigrant experience
· Immigrants and work
· Immigrants and race
· Immigrants and nativism
· Immigrants and assimilation
Film: 
Destination America, Episode 1, The Golden Door

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 NH Adult Education

GET FREE TICKETS HERE


UNH Durham NHIS Fall 2018

Global Challenges and Change

Power and Protest in Gaze with

Fredrick Meiton and Jeannie Sowers

Tuesday, November 6th, 12:40 PM-2:00 PM

MUB Theater 2, UNH Durham Campus



Dr. Fredrik Meiton is a historian of the modern Middle East. He studies the intersection of politics, science and the environment, especially in the context of colonial development. Meiton teaches courses in global and Middle Eastern history, often with a focus on science, technology, energy and the environment.

Dr. Jeannie Sowers is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the International Affairs Program.  Her academic research focuses on political and environmental change in the Middle East and North Africa, with a focus on Egypt. She is the author of Environmental Politics in Egypt: Experts, Activists, and the State, co-editor with Chris Toensing of The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt, and has published a number of articles and book chapters.


Becoming American/Program 5: 

Family and Community

Wednesday, November 7th, 7 PM-9 PM

3S Artspace

319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801



Becoming American
Program 5: Family and Community
Wednesday, November 7
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 5: Family and Community explores how family ties and community institutions have played an essential role in successful migration and adaptation to American life. The discussion explores such themes as:

· Individualism, familism and communitarianism
· Assimilation and transnationalism
· Language and bi-lingualism
· Gender and sexuality
Film: 
My American Girls

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

GET FREE TICKETS HERE

SAVE THE DATE

Thursday, November 8 at 7:00pm

Exhibit Opening and Presentation

Malian Mud Cloth:
Cultural Heritage and Survival
Catherine Rielly, PhD, Rubia

A collection of 
Malian Mud Cloth
will be on exhibit in

November and December 2018 at
Pierce Gallery
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

The event will include a reception and artwork tour. 
Invitation to follow.
A young artisan hand-dyed the textile below at
Le  Ndomo Workshop & Conservatory for Natural Dyeing  in Segou, Mali.
 


IANH Diwali and Dandiya Festival 2018

November 10th 3 PM-10 PM 

Nashua High School North

8 Titan Way, Nashua, NH 03063



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

Film: 
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

GET FREE TICKETS 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)
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
  • 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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