Celebrating I’M NEW HERE

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Bk: I'm New Here, Events & Presentations , Immigration | Comments Off on Celebrating I’M NEW HERE

Hall School Community Coordinator Tina Mikkelson (l), with student video stars, teacher Anne Nordstrom,  me,  filmmaker Fred Ben, and Kirsten Cappy (background)

Hall School Community Coordinator Tina Mikkelson (l), with student video stars, teacher Anne Nordstrom,
me, filmmaker Fred Ben, and Kirsten Cappy (background)

The September 19 launch party and film preview for I’m New Here was wonderful. Master-minded and MC-ed by the ever brilliant and resourceful Kirsten Cappy of Curious City, the event drew some 70 people, including this crew from the filming at Hall School (above).

I read the book and we shared Fred’s video of students talking about being new and being welcoming:

and his interview of me talking about creating the book:


Read a post about the making of the video.

People wrote messages about what it feels like to be new and how to welcome…

Reader Thinks About Welcoming & the book I'M NEW HERE

Reader Thinks About Welcoming & the book I’M NEW HERE

And shared welcome signs in our photo booth.

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Thanks to my hardworking intern, University of Southern Maine art student Caitlyn Hubbard, who greeted everyone at the door.

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University of Southern Maine art student Caitlyn Hubbard