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The Migration Crisis: A Perspective of A Young Immigrant
October 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Immigrants are too often left out in the debate on immigration, join us at the Belfast Free Library on Tuesday, October 11, as Prosper Ishimwe takes us through his experiences of being a New Mainer and working with New Mainers. His talk, The Migration Crisis: A Perspective of A Young Immigrant, takes place from 6:30 – 8:00 pm and is free and open to all.
Prosper Ishimwe is second year graduate student of Global Policy in SPIA. He was born and raised in Rwanda, and moved to the U.S in the summer of 2014. Prior to joining the SPIA program, Prosper volunteered with Tree Street Youth, an organization that serves youth in Lewiston, Maine, mostly refugees from Somalia and the African Great Lakes region. In his home country Rwanda, Prosper has worked with the Peace Corps as a language and cross culture facilitator, the Junior Chamber International as a project coordinator, and Never Again Rwanda as a Peace Building Coordinator. He has also worked on the Film “From Trauma to Peace” which documents trauma recovery stories from genocide survivors. Despite a tragic past, Prosper is a strong believer in World Peace and hopes to spend the rest of his life working towards the attainment of a more peaceful world.