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Maine Girls: Documentary Film

  • Thu, March 15, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wishcamper 133/Lee Auditorium, USM Portland
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  • Please let us know that you will attend. Suggested donation at the door.

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In Celebration of International Women's Day, 
the World Affairs Council of Maine + the Maine Peace Corps Association are pleased to present:
Maine Girls
A short film showing us that teenage girls could very well be the solution when it comes to building bridges and closing the cultural gaps that divide us.

Thursday, March 15th
5:30  Doors open and light refreshments available
6:00: Screening of film
6:30: Panel Discussion featuring the Maine Girls!

at Wishcamper 133/Lee Auditorium
USM Portland campus

Please RSVP to reserve a spot. Limited seating available. 

Voluntary $5-10 donation at the door.

Following 13 immigrant and U.S.-born teenage girls, MAINE GIRLS explores the important role that young people play in bridging cultural divides. In Maine - the whitest state in America - immigrant students are entering public schools in record numbers. But as the population increases, so does the number of hate crimes. Over the course of 8 weeks, a diverse group of girls at South Portland High School learn what it takes – and what it means – to make genuine friendships with people who don't look or live the same way that they do. Leading by example, these teenage girls pave the way for greater empathy at their school and in doing so, encourage other girls to step up and do the same in their own communities throughout the United States.

Watch the trailer: HERE

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