[HCCN] Fwd: Mano en Mano (Hand in Hand) at Neighborhood House Sat, May 5 at 1:30 pm

Judy_Robbins Judy at RobbinsAndRobbins.com
Fri May 4 19:32:25 EDT 2018


A great opportunity to learn more about this local organization providing urgent services.


> Dear Friends,
> Please join Acadia Friends as we host Mano en Mano tomorrow. See the press release below and bring any friends interested in migrants and immigrants in Maine.
> 
> “Immigrant, Migrants and the Work of Mano en Mano in Milbridge and throughout Maine”
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> Ian Yaffe, Executive Director of Mano en Mano/Hand in Hand , will speak about his organization and experiences working with immigrants and migrant workers throughout Maine on Saturday, May 5, at 1:30 at Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. Following Ian’s presentation, College of the Atlantic graduate Becca Haydu (Mano en Mano Communications & Development Coordinator), will discuss her work and show videos of migrant families who have settled in Maine.
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> At 3 pm, the audience, after a short break, is invited to stay and join in small group discussions to to explore ways to act in solidarity with immigrant, migrant, and communities of color in Maine.
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> Mano en Mano https://www.manomaine.org/ <https://www.manomaine.org/> is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides access to services for immigrants and migrant agricultural and fishing workers and their families. Bilingual staff in Milbridge, Pleasant Point, Indian Township, and Portland work with immigrant youth who move across school district lines as their parents harvest crops and make wreaths with the aim of a high school diploma for all students. Community outreach in Milbridge seeks to bring people living in the area together with year-round workshops, tutoring, health and human services, and special events, including community potlucks, where at least half of the several hundred who attend are bilingual.
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> Ian Jaffe graduated from Bowdoin College in 2009 with a degree in Latin American Studies and Education. There he founded Food Forward, a student organization that recycles food and educates the community about fighting hunger and its causes. In 2010 he joined Mano en Mano, where he led construction of Maine’s first affordable housing project for farmworkers (Hand in Hand Apartments) and oversees several educational programs across Washington County for migrant workers. Outside of Mano en Mano, Ian is a Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and serves on the Boards of Directors of Coastal Enterprises Inc and the Maine Philanthropy Center.
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> Sponsored by Acadia Friends Quaker Meeting, the event is open to the public and free, although donations to Mano en Mano will be gratefully accepted. Contact Carole Beal (207-266-0664) for additional information.
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> PO Box 503
> Bar Harbor, ME 04609
> 207-266-0664 (cell)
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> Carole Beal
> PO Box 503
> Bar Harbor, ME 04609
> 207-266-0664 (cell)

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