Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
How we can join together across "borders" of all kinds to build vibrant communities? This question is at the heart Naomi Shihab Nye's poems. It is also the question that will serve as the focus of No Human is Illegal, a community conversation with Naomi Shihab Nye. Assumption Professor Lucia Knoles will open the discussion by inviting Naomi Shihab Nye to share her poems and thoughts on immigrants, border crossings, and how we can learn to live as true neighbors. In the second part of the session, the conversation will be broadened to include comments and questions from the audience. Following this discussion there will be a free community dinner with Naomi Shihab Nye at Trinity Lutheran Church (across the street from the museum) followed by group discussions. All welcome. This event is sponsored by The Clemente Course in the Humanities, Worcester, with support from Mass Humanities and the Worcester Art Museum. Now in its fourth year serving Worcester, Clemente offers accredited college-level instruction to educationally and economically disadvantaged adults at no cost. Participants study literature, art history, moral philosophy, and U.S. History in a welcoming community setting.