Yearning to Breathe Free

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The HHRC proudly presents

Yearning to Breathe Free:

The Immigrant Experience in Maine

February 18th through April 1st, 2016

Michael Klahr Center

46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine

 Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, with conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.

From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she with silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus

Featuring stories and information about some great projects that support immigrants in Maine, including:

Immigrant Kitchens
Immigrant Kitchens

The Telling Room
The Telling Room

Mano en Mano
Mano en Mano

The Mainer Project
The Mainer Project

Artists Rapid Response Team
Artists Rapid Response Team

New Mainers Speak on WPPG
New Mainers Speak on WPPG