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NWF Speaker & Dinner Series - November

  • 6 Nov 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Carroll Center (Technology Rm), 770 Centre St, Newton



Please join us for our October Speaker evening, Monday, Nov. 6. Dinner and social hour 7-8 p.m.;  speaker 8-9 p.m. This season's theme is Contact! (Connection | Communication)

Speaker: Cheryl Hamilton, "Storytelling," Founder and Executive Director, Stellar Story Company.

Cheryl Hamilton is the Director of the International Institute of New England’s Suitcase Stories program. Since graduating from college, Cheryl has devoted her career to advancing refugee resettlement and immigrant integration. She is also a storyteller. In 2017, she created the Suitcase Stories program to encourage people to share stories about how migration has impacted their lives. In just a few years, over 10,000 people have attended a Suitcase Story performance or showcase.

Today, people relocate and travel internationally more than at any other time in history. Whether while at home or abroad, how we view and understand diverse backgrounds is profoundly influenced by the stories we hear from neighbors, relatives, and colleagues, as well as our own interactions with people from around the world.

Suitcase Stories® provides a unique way for a community to explore migration through the art of storytelling and foster a more welcoming and inclusive environment for newcomers in neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.

We will have a delicious catered meal, as well as wine and other beverages, so plan to enjoy dinner with us! Food allergies or diet restrictions? Please contact Ellen at: epwhalley@gmail.com.

Our Speaker Series is part of the NWF full membership. Non-members are welcome to attend any of our Speaker Series events for a $35 guest fee paid via PayPal ahead of the event or by check at the event. If a guest decides to join during month of the Speaker event, $35 will be deducted from the $165 annual dues. If you or someone you know would like to attend as a guest, please RSVP by emailing: newtonwomensforum@gmail.com.

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