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A Series on Humanitarian Crises in Our World Today

Presenting: Daniel Asher Filstein on Southern U.S. Border ImmigrationI'm quite excited about this series!  The Midcoast Outreach and Peace Center is presenting the first program in the Public Dialogue Series—Humanitarian Crises in Our World Today. The programs in the series will be presented by individuals that have been or are involved in helping people in different parts of the world whose lives are endangered by ongoing wars, natural catastrophes, misfortunes and adversities. Daniel Asher Filstein, an apprentice at the Carpenter’s Boat Shop in Pemaquid, Maine, spent several months working with the humanitarian aid group No More Deaths in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. For many Americans, immigration issues continue to elicit polarized and highly inflammatory differences of opinion. Debates rage on the national stage about the treatment of illegal immigrants by the U.S. government when immigrants are fleeing from war torn countries, violent drug trade, political unrest or from regi…