Blue Hill Public Library will be holding a three session discussion series in connection with the 30th annual Camden Conference, which runs from February 17th to 19th in Camden. The theme of the conference is “Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis.” The discussion sessions are free, and will take place on two Mondays before the conference, February 6th and 13th, and one after, on March 6th, all from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Library. This series is designed to help participants achieve optimal benefit from participation in the Camden Conference.
According to the Camden Conference website, “More than 65 million people are now on the move, seeking food, safety, and better lives for themselves and their families. They are fleeing for a variety of reasons: wars, ethnic and religious conflicts, corruption and crime, and the devastating consequences of climate change. The post–World War II international framework—created to meet what was then an unprecedented flow of humanity across borders—is now facing its severest crisis.”
The sessions will be moderated by Bob Sargent, a former U.S. diplomat whose overseas assignments included Belgium, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam. Mr. Sargent is a former member of the Camden Conference Board of Directors and Advisory Board and a three-time conference program chair.
Space is limited for the Blue Hill Library series, so participants are asked to register using the Library’s interactive calendar found at www.bhpl.net or by calling the Library at 374-5515. For more information and suggested readings, check the event listing on the library’s calendar or call the Library at 374-5515. More information about the conference itself can be found at www.camdenconference.org.