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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cultural Conversations returns April 25

Discussion will explore challenges of returning home after living a long period of time in another part of the world

What's it like to return home after creating a new home in a different culture abroad? The popular women's discussion group, Cultural Conversations, will explore this question and the range of experiences during the Tuesday, April 25 meeting. The topic offers an interesting twist to past discussions involving Bellevue's diverse population of which 39 percent are foreign-born. The group will meet at its regular place and time, 1-2:30 p.m., at Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St.

The program will feature Janet Livingstone, who moved back to the United States after 12 years in Slovakia. She will discuss her perspective on how definitions of home shift from place to place. In addition, Livingstone will explore how returning to one's home country after having been away can be almost as difficult as moving somewhere new for the first time. Her story will illuminate the complexities of the intersection of culture, identity and building relationships. Following the storytelling, table groups will share in conversations about their own "return to home" experience, whether within the U.S. or across the globe.

The events are free, refreshments are served, and women of all ages, faiths, and cultures are welcome to attend. To fully participate in the sharing, attendees are encouraged to make arrangements for child care. For more information, please contact Carol Ross 425-452-7917, cross@bellevuewa.gov or Barb Tuininga 425-452-2800, btuininga@bellevuewa.gov.

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Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Brad Harwood
Phone: 425-452-6837
E-mail: bharwood@bellevuewa.gov

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