Meeting Room Exhibit—July

Refugees of CT: Pictures and captions offering an intimate insight into the refugee experience.
** We thank IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, New Haven) for providing the images.

Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Living History—the Immigration Story

Hear the story of Groton’s Avery-Copp House from the perspective of the many Irish immigrant women who were domestic servants for the Avery and Copp families. Tour the Avery-Copp House (admission cost) on Saturday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to talk to the characters in their work place, visit the kitchen where they worked, and climb up to the third floor servants’ quarters to see where immigrants lived.

Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Welcoming Refugees with Start Fresh

Start Fresh has taken up the challenge and welcomed five refugee families to New London. Join us to hear more about their work and to view a short documentary on the local efforts to welcome refugees to the New London area.

Tuesday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Where We All Came From: Getting Started in Genealogy

Exploring your family’s history can provide personal insight and a larger historical perspective about what motivates people to migrate. But where to start?  Genealogist Michael Spellmon offers an introduction to genealogical detective work.

Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Kevin Booker Jr. moderates a panel discussion exploring the refugee experience.

Wednesday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Norwich . . . . . . Writer-Activist Binalakshmi Nepram will speak at Otis Library on Wednesday, September 5, at 6:30pm. Her topic will be “Working Together to End Gun Violence: The Story of How Women in Manipur, Northeast India Worked to Mitigate Violence in South Asia’s Longest Running Armed Conflict.” Ms. Nepram is a Writer-Activist, Founder of Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network, and Convenor of the Global Alliance for Indigenous Peoples, Gender Justice, Peace & Equality.

September 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Book Discussion at the Groton Public Library

Join us for a discussion of Exit West led by Start Fresh.

September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Palmer Auditorium, Connecticut College
Meet Mohsin Hamid, author of Exit West