Event 1/18/24: Building Bridges Through Belonging: Conversation with author Marjy Marj

Building Bridges Through Belonging

Marjy Marj (Marjorie Boafo Appiah), author, entrepreneur, and host of the global Humanity Chats podcast will be in conversation with Umaru Balde, the Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director for the City of Portland.

Thursday, January 18th
6:00-7:30 PM

Orange Bike Brewing Co.
31 Diamond St Suite D
Portland, Maine
Down the alley behind Bite into Maine

Together Marjy and Umaru will explore fostering unity, understanding, belonging, and empathy among individuals and communities in a way that builds bridges.

“In a world increasingly divided, Marjy Marj’s gift for fostering a space where diverse voices can not only share their stories but also the passions that fuel their service is a beacon of hope. I’m thrilled she’s chosen Portland, a city synonymous with bridge-building, as a stop on her tour. Can’t wait to welcome her!”
—Pious Ali

Marjy is the author of many Ghanaian American children’s books including The Jollof Project, a chapter book about two young girls who make Ghanaian and Nigerian Jollof for their school fair. She is also the author of the adult title Conversations About Race: Humanity Chats which includes a conversation with I’m Your Neighbor Books co-founder Pious Ali.

Jollof Rice from Oga Suya will be served!

The event is co-hosted by Pious Ali,
I’m Your Neighbor Books,
and the Orange Bike Brewing Co.

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