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Library Brings Together Recent Immigrants and Long-time Residents

Colleagues,

I hope you might find this guest blog article by Ed Latham of interest. Published today by World Education, as part of immigrants National Welcoming Week, it describes a fascinating nonformal education program held in a rural Maine public library on Saturdays that has led to some wonderful opportunities for recent immigrant and longtime Maine families to get to know each other, learn in a wide range of domains, and have fun together.

Strategies for Building Unity in Diversity

Colleagues,

At a time when some politicians are exploiting diversity to exacerbate fears about people who differ in color, first language, or ethnic origin, it is refreshing to remember -- and discuss -- ways to build unity in our programs and communities, strategies for bringing together community newcomers and long-time community members to strengthen the community.

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