The collaboration of LA Senior College and the Auburn Public Library, Senior College in the Community announces the eighth speaker in its series, Phil Nadeau, who will discuss “ Maine’s First Refugee Resettlement Experiences.” The event will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, n the Androscoggin Room at the Auburn library at 49 Spring St., according to a news release from Susan Brown, public relations at the college.

This course will cover the details of the first two organized refugee resettlement programs that introduced Maine’s first refugees: the 1961-63 Cuban refugee resettlements in Portland and the 1975 Vietnamese refugee resettlements that are more commonly identified as the first refugee resettlements in Maine history.

Nadeau served as a Maine public administrator for 23 years; as adjunct instructor at LA College in Lewiston; the Muskie School of Public Service; and the Penobscot Valley Senior College. Nadeau’s refugee research has been published, he has spoken nationally, and been interviewed by the national/international news media and programs on HBO and NPR.

For more information, call the library reference desk at 207-333-6640 ext 4.

 

 

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