Maine’s First Refugee Resettlement Experiences (Senior College in the Community), Dec. 6

This course will cover the details regarding the first two organized refugee resettlement programs that introduced Maine’s first refugees: the 1961-63 Cuban refugee resettlements in Portland and the 1975 Vietnamese refugee resettlements that are more commonly identified as the first refugee resettlements in Maine history.

This talk will be presented by Phil Nadeau who served as a public administrator for 23 years and adjunct instructor at LA College in Lewiston; the Muskie School of Public service; and Penobscot Valley Senior College.  His refugee research has been published, he’s spoken nationally; and he’s been interviewed by the national/international news media and programs on HBO and NPR.

This program will take place in person, in the Androscoggin Community Room.

This presentation, part of a fall series entitled Senior College in the Community, is made possible by a partnership with Senior College at USM Lewiston-Auburn College.  Lewiston-Auburn Senior College has a long-standing relationship with community partners.  After two years of Covid constraints, Senior College in the Community programming is once again being offered.  In addition to this program, Senior College offers in person, Zoom, and hybrid enrichment classes.  For more information about Senior College, visit


Tuesday Dec 6, 2022


2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM


Androscoggin Community Room