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    Milliner Janet Andoh with clothing designer Adele Ngoy, founder of Women United Around the World. The two attended the second annual Empower the Immigrant Women Conference and Trailblazer Gala at the University of Southern Maine.

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    The street artist known as Pigeon, whose work asks What IS a ‘real Mainer?', at the Empower the Immigrant Women Conference and Trailblazer Gala with videographer Meg Webster.

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    Pita Yanga, Ngabol Toang and Doki Yanga, all 16-year-olds from South Sudan who sing in the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus based in Portland.

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    Honoree Edith Flores, outreach health worker for Mano en Mano (Hand in Hand), with her colleague Blanco Santiago from the Maine Migrant Health Program.

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    Planning committee member Persila Carle, an immigrant from Kenya, with keynote speaker Danielle Conway, dean and professor of the University of Maine School of Law.

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    Odette Zouri from West Africa and Nadine Pembele of Congo-Kinshasa at the Empower the Immigrant Women Conference and Trailblazer Gala.

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    Julie Trujillo Luengo, an immigrant from Spain, with honoree Claudette Ndayininahaze, co-founder of In Her Presence, an organization dedicated to the empowerment of women and girls in Maine.

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    Forough Iranpour, an immigrant from Iran, with her daughter Jaleh Hojjati of Falmouth. More than 150 people attended the event at USM.

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    Mufalo Chitam, founder of Empower the Immigrant Woman, with her husband, Frank Chitam.

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