Translation & Interpretation
Translation & Interpretation is utilized for strong cross cultural communication.
Immigration Services to assist in preparing for the citizenship interview and completing green card applications.
Community Farming Program
Liberation Farms provides new American farmers access to, and culturally-appropriate resources for, the means of sustainable food production for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Local Food, Local Places Action PlanLiberation Farms is also proud to announce our participation in the Local Food, Local Places Action Plan in Lewiston-Auburn. Click to read more about The Action Plan.
Kashekee Youth Program
The Kasheekee, or “Cultural Telling Room”, is a comprehensive youth development program that immerses children in Somali and Bantu cultural traditions, dances, and arts through storytelling.
Dancing & MusicYouth learn to use various traditional instruments, including drums. Not only important as an art form, drumming is also a central part of Bantu healing traditions.
Basket WeavingBasket weaving is a cultural art form that is passed from generation to generation and in the Bantu culture conveys tribal status. Baskets were an essential part of daily life, used to gather fruit, collect meat, and were a traditional wedding gift. The skill of weaving, along with the cultural importance is shared to enhance their appreciation of this art form.
StorytellingYouth film and make written records of conversations with Bantu elders. This work develops youth writing skills while preserving the history and stories of the Bantu elders who have survived war, famine, and the refugee camps. Capturing these oral histories is an essential act of preserving and uplifting marginalized voices.
By partnering with Maine Refugee and Immigrant Services, this program also supports Bantu youth through tutoring and homework help, field trips during the summer, and nutritious food provided by Lewiston Public Schools. The goal of the program is designed to encourage Bantu youth to develop healthy identities that celebrate both their American upbringing and Bantu cultural heritage.