Events Calendar

Wednesday, April 14 2021

April 14, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:00am


This is a virtual event.

Join us for a virtual, bilingual HOME Story Time from the comfort of your home. HOME Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants. Designed for children aged 4-8, we believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with young children. We end each session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download.

Scheduled to screen every third Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, and Milwaukee African Women's Association. Videos will remain on view once they are posted.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

To vew previous episodes, click here.
September 15, 2021: Calling the Doves, written by Juan Felipe Herrera, and illustrated by Elly Simmons, read in Spanish and English.
Activity: Share, Reflect and Play! [Click here to view or download]

October 20, 2021: Waiting for Mama, written by Lee Tae-Jun, and illustrated by Kim Dong-Seong, read in Korean and English.
Activity: Share and Reflect! [Click here to view or download]

November 17, 2021: What Can You Do With a Rebozo?, written by Carmen Tafolla, and illustrated by Amy Cordova, read in Spanish and English.
Recording and activities coming soon.

April 14, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Conversations with Ourselves

This is a virtual event.
Watch live on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Sumeya Osman (USA) in conversation with Joyeux Mugisho (Uganda)
Wednesday, May 12, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Paul Vang (Milwaukee, WI) in conversation with May June Paw (Milwaukee, WI)
Wednesday, June 9, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Kim Khaira (Milwaukee, WI, USA) in conversation with Komeil Zarin (Malaysia)
Wednesday, July 14, 7:00pm-7:30pm: Komeil Zarin (Malaysia) in conversation with Amal Haj Sleman (Malaysia)

As we approach World Refugee Day 2021, Lynden’s community engagement specialist Kim Khaira will screen interviews from our HOME: Conversations with Ourselves series on one Wednesday evening each month on our Facebook page. HOME: Conversations with Ourselves is an interview project of the HOME steering committee at Lynden. The interviews were designed to give voice to refugees and began as part of the virtual work on the HOME platform in 2020. Interviewers are refugees who have resettled to the United States, and their interviewees include both friends and family who are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as those who remain overseas. These interviews are reflections of relationships and conversations that we continue to have long after resettlement; they explore issues that our refugee friends and family members continue to face as they remain in their country of origin or interim country.

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