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“Browsing Through Birke’s” Film Screening Event in Lowell – October 1, 2015

August 23, 2015

No Browsing at Birke's!

October 1, 2015

A documentary film co-produced by Szifra Birke
About a Jewish Holocaust-surviving family, their quirky
50 year-old downtown Lowell clothing store, and its eccentric owner.

People from all over the world have come to Lowell to rebuild their lives after struggle and traumatic loss. Please join me, Szifra Birke, on October 1st to watch this documentary and hear stories of survival and resilience.

DATE:  October 1, 2015
TIME:   6:00 – 8:30 PM (Film at 7:00 PM)
PLACE:  ** United Teen Equality Center (UTEC), 41 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01851

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6pm – 6:45pm:  Light Refreshments
Visit with people from many of Lowell’s immigrant communities and organizations to learn more about their history, culture and experiences.

7pm – 8pm:  Watch “Browsing Through Birke’s” documentary film

8pm – 8:20pmPanel Discussion
With Sonith Peou, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide, Sandrine Mukakinani and Senga Wabul, a couple who survived the Rwandan genocide, and Szifra representing the Jewish Holocaust.

8:30pm – 8:30pm: Q&A Discussion

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Szifra (SHifra) Birke is the co-producer of the film “BrowsingThrough Birke’s” and the daughter of Holocaust survivors. Contact her at or 978-446-9600.

Please forward this to anyone you think might also be interested or share this event on Facebook!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

** I chose UTEC because each time we rent space there, go to Café UTEC, or choose them for catering, we offer young people real life work experience, helping to prepare them for jobs when they complete the UTEC program—and some additional hours of much needed pay. If you haven’t seen it, the space is beautiful and affordable. Please consider supporting our youth when you have an event. It’s such an easy way to make a difference.

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