LEWISTON — Community members of all demographic and cultural spheres are invited to the free L-A Community Unity Barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 30, in Kennedy Park.

The goal of the event is promote conversation between community members and discover what unites them.

More than 30 community service organizations and their representatives will distribute literature and educate the public about the services and work they do.

In the Story Corner, Lewiston-Auburn residents can share their stories about living in L-A, which will be recorded by an on-site videographer.

The food, which will be served at noon, will feature traditional and ethnic standards. Later there will be a short speaking program touching on housing, the immigrant community, minimum wage and civic engagement.

After the speakers are finished, the music and performances will begin. Entertainment will be provided by local singer/songwriter Chris Robley, local hip-hop artist Mojo, originally from Sudan, and local jazz vocalist Alisa. Mohamed Do will recite the poem “Terrorism is Not a Religion.”

The remainder of the event will be spent engaging in meaningful conversation with the people of Lewiston-Auburn.

The barbecue will be hosted by the MPA Local Issues Committee.


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