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Dorothy Schwartz Forum

Bringing people together to grapple with a really big question.


Meghan Reedy
Program Officer
(207) 773-5051


Dorothy Schwartz Forum

Saturday, October 20, 2018

5:00 - 9:00 PM
Congregation Bet Ha'am
South Portland

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Each year the Dorothy Schwartz Forum brings people together with expert guides to grapple with a basic question.  This year we’re asking … who is we?



When we are called upon – or choose – or are compelled to do a thing together … who is we?

And we say things or we hear things all the time, like
we eat lunch together sometimes …
we live here …
we know that on the planet Mars …
we breathe oxygen …
how can we know …

who is we?

And when we set ourselves aside to ask the question who is we? … then who is we?

Spend an evening, share a meal, and wrangle this question along with:

  • Mindy Crandall, Assistant Professor of Forest Landscape Management, University of Maine
  • Ewan Douglas, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute for Technology
  • Jim Hanna, Executive Director, Cumberland County Food Security Council
  • Vaishali Mamgain, Visiting Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Compassion, University of Southern Maine
  • Lisa Pixley, Artist Printmaker, PrintCraft

Supper is included.
Space is limited.
Tickets are on a sliding scale.



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Artwork above by Lisa Pixley


What people are saying about the Schwartz Forum

  • "I'm from rural Maine and your programs are essential to my 'lifelong learner' experience."

    -Program participant

  • "Lovely day - more than informative: inspirational."

    -Program participant

  • “This is such a fantastic idea- to have a multidisciplinary approach to these issues to encourage collaboration."

    -Program participant

  • "[I was] exposed to more, and many, connections in Maine between organizations, institutions, and people."

    -Program participant

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