What can we learn from a film about a quirky department store and a Lowell family who escaped the Jewish holocaust? How do people who have endured trauma in their native lands recover?
Join us for a free screening of the film “Browsing Through Birke’s,” followed by a panel discussion facilitated by UMass Lowell professor Robert Forrant.
Panelists include Szifra Birke and members of Lowell’s refugee communities:
- Noel Twagiramungu, visiting assistant professor, UMass Lowell, a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
- Sonith Peou, director of the Lowell Community Health Center (LCHC) Metta Health Center, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Cambodia.
- Rafal Thaher, business student, Middlesex Community College, who came to the U.S. five years ago from Iraq.
RSVP by clicking “Go” or calling 978-970-5080.
Refreshments from Lowell ethnic restaurants.
For more information on the film and to watch the trailer, click here.+ More... - Less...
304 Dutton St
Lowell, MA 01852
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