"Food for Thought"


2014-15 Food for Thought Schedule

September 26: Alyne Cistone - Growing up African, Becoming American

October 24: Jeff Dunn - 
Navigating Quality and Safety in  Medicine

November 21: John Bullitt - Earthquakes, Crickets and Tides

Location: Birch Bay Village Inn

Time: Lunch 11:30, $11 each // Lecture noon - 1:00
Reservations required - call the ASC office 288-9500, or email: learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org

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Alyne Cistone: Growing up African, Becoming American

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014

Location: Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove

Time: Lunch at 11:30, Lecture noon to 1:00, Reservations required

Alyne will talk about her upbringing, academic and life experiences. She will share the complexities that arise from navigating two different cultures, and touch on her experiences from a human rights perspective. She will highlight the plight of women, children and youth in Africa, while focusing on the joys and challenges of growing up African.

Alyne Cistone is a Kenyan born Attorney. She attained her legal education both in Kenya (University of Nairobi, Kenya School of Law) and in the United States (Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio).

Her past work includes working with the Constitution Review Commission of Kenya (Nairobi, Kenya), Amnesty International (Washington DC), the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio) and most recently as Visiting Faculty at College of the Atlantic (COA, Bar Harbor, Maine).

In October of 2012, Alyne became the third Executive Director of Island Housing Trust. A position she held until Oct 2013.

She is currently the East Africa Liaison at World Ocean Radio/ World Ocean Observatory.She is currently on the board of trustees of College of the Atlantic, in Bar Harbor Maine. 

Alyne has an inborn passion for social justice, human rights, oceans and environmental conservation, advancement of education and community development.

She resides in Somesville with her husband and three children.