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Tea Talk: Moving Stories

  • CIC Boston - 18th floor kitchen 50 Milk Street Boston, MA 02109 (map)

Craving more than “small talk” on a regular basis? Come actively engage in stimulating conversation centered around important cultural topics over a cup of tea. CIC Boston is excited to invite you to a reoccurring event called Tea Talk. here at 50 Milk. It is an open tea and conversation event designed for fostering a diverse community.

This month’s Tea Talk invites all community members to explore their own stories of migration in an open discussion led by Wafaa Arbash (Syrian immigrant to the United States and the co-founder and CEO of WorkAround) and Adam Strom (Director of Re-Imagining Migration, whose family moved the US generations ago). Through this special collaborative edition of Tea Talk, we hope to address how experiences of migration in this generation or our families’ pasts shape our identities and the communities in which we live, work, and play.

Come engage with tea, snacks, and conversation with Wafaa, Adam, and others in the CIC community. We invite you to bring along foods, snacks, objects, and pictures that remind you of your home to share with the group (not required but encouraged).

Wafaa Arbash has six years of experience working with development programs, building partnerships and strategic management. Wafaa has an extensive network in both the Middle East region and with US corporations. Prior to WorkAround, Wafaa worked in social development programs where she spearheaded several projects to empower local citizens, increase their leadership skills and provide refugee advocacy. Wafaa holds dual master's degrees in Sustainable International Development and Conflict Resolution from the Heller School, Brandeis University and a BA in education and curriculum design from Damascus University.

Adam Strom is the Director of Re-Imagining Migration. Throughout his career, Mr. Strom has connected the academy to classrooms and the community by using the latest scholarship to encourage learning about identity, bias, belonging, history, and the challenges and opportunities of civic engagement in our globalized world. The resources developed under Strom’s direction have been used in tens of thousands of classrooms and experienced by millions of students around the world. Before joining the ReImagining Migration Project, Strom was the Director of Scholarship and Innovation at Facing History and Ourselves.

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