The International Institute of New England was founded in Lowell, MA in 1918. Since then, the people of Lowell have been our partners in welcoming, resettling, educating, and supporting newcomers to the city. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our founding, we invite the Greater Lowell region to join in honoring 100 of the most influential advocates, trailblazers, and leaders from Lowell’s vibrant immigrant community.
The event will include a reception and speaking program as well as a special exhibit of the history of the International Institute of New England prepared by Dr. Robert Forrant.
There will be food from around the world prepared by local, immigrant-owned restaurants.
History in Lowell: 100 Years at IINE Lowell
In this episode of History in Lowell, hosts Maritza Grooms and Prof. Robert Forrant speak with Rogers Muyanja and Chris Ko from the International Institute of New England’s Lowell office. They discuss 100 years of welcoming new Americans into the City and the celebration event on May 1, 2019 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Taped at LTC March 2019.