Sundays at 2:30pm, Boardman Road Branch Library
Sorting out the many issues surrounding the word ‘immigration’ is challenging. Over the coming weeks, residents are invited to engage with literature and scholars as the region enjoys the 2016 NEA Big Read.
October 23: Understanding Migratory Mourning: Presentation by Maria Elena Ferrer, Founder of Humanamente. Maria Elena Ferrer is an often-quoted expert on the topic of Migratory Mourning, a grieving process that stems from losses and separation from family and friends, language and culture, social status and ethnic group. All these losses affect individual identity, sense of purpose, and potential engagement in the host society.