YES! features workshops, events, and field trips designed to empower and inspire self-expression YES! participants and to strengthen intercultural dialogue between promising Somali community members and the greater communities of Portland and Maine.

A full list of professionals, artists, and institutions presenting workshops, conducting events, and leading field trips is still pending, but below you can find descriptions of some of the activities YES! has planned.

Storytelling & Collage Workshop

Autobiography Workshop

Hijabi Fashion Design Workshop with Jordan Haddadi, owner of Proper Vintage boutique

Cooking and Food Activism Workshop with Local Sprouts Co-op

History & Muraling Workshop

Visit to the Museum of African Culture

“Islam in Maine” with Imam Muse Ali

Poetry Workshop with Betsy Sholl, former poet laureate of Maine

Kripalu Yoga Workshop with Maria Sanchez Cron, certified yoga instructor

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