Something About America Event 9/16

9780763634155_p0_v1_s260x420Something About America: Putting Out the Welcome Mat
An I’m Your Neighbor Portland and Portland Choose Civility Event

Date: Monday, September 16th
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Location: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, Maine
FMI: Curious City, 207-420-1126,
Featured Community: Kosovar Americans, Somali Americans
Theme: Community

I’ve always kind of liked the saying
about making lemonade

if life gives you lemons.

Now I’ve got one
of my own:

If you can’t find the welcome mat
when you arrive,

put one out yourself.

–”Lemonade” from Something About America

Author Maria Testa will read from her book Something About America and show excerpts from the documentary The Letter, followed by a discussion led by Kim Simmons of the Portland Choose Civility Initiative. Attendees can join the Maine Youth Action Network in drawing and decorating Welcome Mats that will be displayed at the Naturalization Ceremony on September 17th, 2013 at Ocean Gateway.