LEWISTON — A public discussion program on “The Changing Face of Home” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Lewiston Public Library. This Maine Humanities Council-sponsored program will explore the concept of “home” and the ways in which one’s ideas about home have changed over the years.

The program will open with four storytellers, each telling a five-minute personal and focused story about what “home” means to them. Storytellers participating in the program include Megan Guynes, Mohamed Mohamed, Nasser Rohani and Doris Vincent — a series of local voices ranging from a recent Bates College graduate who has made Lewiston her home to a lifelong local resident from Lewiston’s Franco community.

Local humanities scholar Anna Sims Bartel will serve as the program facilitator for the evening.

Following the opening stories, participants will be divided into small groups to discuss the viewpoints presented in the stories and to talk about their ideas surrounding “home.” One major goal of the program is to introduce the concept of “civil discourse” and to allow participants to practice civility in presenting their ideas and in listening to those presented by others.

This event is co-sponsored by LPL, Community Concepts, the Harward Center at Bates College and Lewiston Adult Education. It is being made possible with funding support from the Maine Humanities Council and is part of their statewide series titled, “Let’s Talk Local: What it Means to be a Mainer.”

For more information on the program, contact the LPL Reference Department at 513-3135 or [email protected] For more information on the offerings of the Maine Humanities Council, visit www.MaineHumanities.org or call 773-5051.

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