Community Advocacy

Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution empowers the Bantus to solve disputes by using traditional Bantu methods for settling conflict resolution through community based resolution.

Translation & Interpretation

Translation & Interpretation is utilized for strong cross cultural communication.

Immigration Services

Immigration Services to assist in preparing for the citizenship interview and completing green card applications.

Medical Reconciliation

Medical Reconciliation which incorporates both traditional healers and healing techniques, as well as Western medical diagnosis, as a way to approach health.  We provide information and intervention on a variety of health topics.
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Managing diabetes
  • Prescriptions and medications
  • Insurance coverage

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 Plan

Liberation 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 & Music

Youth 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 Weaving

Basket 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.

Storytelling

Youth 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. 

Check out some of our recent summer Kasheekee Field Trips to the  Dew Animal Kingdom, the Norway Farmers Market,  and to Range Pond.
Dew Animal Kingdom Fieldtrip