The Changing Face of Maine with Reza Jalali

Wednesday, October 18

5:30 p.m.

Free speaker series lecture and Q&A cohosted by Patten Free Library and Bath Area Family YMCA.  This program is presented live and on Zoom.  Registration is required for Zoom only.

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Reza Jalali is an author, educator, and immigrant advocate, who served as Executive Director of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center.  He is profiled in Making it in America: a Sourcebook on Eminent Ethnic Americans and has been featured in National Public Radio’s acclaimed storytelling program, The Moth Radio.

As a member of Amnesty International USA Board of Directors, Jalali has led delegations to refugee camps in Turkey and Bosnia.  In 1992, he visited the White House as part of a national delegation to discuss the plight of Kurdish refugees fleeing Iraq.  He has taught at the University of Southern Maine and Bangor Theological Seminary. 

His books include the award-winning children’s book, Moon Watchers and Homesick Mosque and Other Stories.  Jalali also co-authored New Mainers and Dear Maine.  His books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

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