“Browsing Through Birke’s”: A Film and Immigration Event

April 25, 2017 Lowell Free
“Browsing Through Birke’s” (Courtesy photo)
“Browsing Through Birke’s” (Courtesy photo)

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.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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304 Dutton St
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