Welcome to CAFAM
The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM) provides forums and outreach to promote awareness of and appreciation for Chinese culture. We promote friendship between non-Chinese Americans, Chinese-Americans, and Chinese people, whether from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, or elsewhere. Learn more
A Message from CAFAM, April 2020
Hello to our Maine communities:
We hope you are all safe and well. Along with everyone, we have been following the news closely, staying at home, and taking this pandemic a day at a time. We’ve also been trying to help our neighbors and are overwhelmed by the dedication of our local essential workers in healthcare, first responders, grocery workers, educators, and everyone keeping us safe and healthy.
As a volunteer organization, we have not been able to maintain our usual activity level in recent weeks, but please know we are still here as a resource and will respond to any inquiries. We will be back soon with event planning for 2020-21 and as always, trying our best to bring our cultural communities together! Now more than ever, we have been reflecting on what is wonderful about Maine, and the cultural connections that will continue to help us thrive.
Jennifer DeCristoforo – CAFAM President
Meilin Brodeur – CAFAM Vice President
Dear CAFAM members, This month, February 12th and 26th, from 12pm-1pm, the Mandarin roundtable will be held at The Language Exchange, 75 Market Street, Suite 305 (3rd floor) in downtown Portland. These roundtables are open to all interested — members and non-members of CAFAM, students and non-students of The Language Exchange — and to allContinue reading “Language Table Reminder February 12th and 26th”
Dear CAFAM Members, On Saturday, February 1st The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM) and the University of Southern Maine Confucius Institute will ring in the ‘Year of the Rat’ at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater Street in Westbrook. Here are some highlights of the very full day (10am – 3pm)Continue reading “Chinese New Year Festival This Saturday 2/1”