Addressing Racism in Maine…upcoming events (Updated)

Part of solving a problem involves admitting that a problem exists. Talking about racism in Maine is a loaded issue, no one wants to see their beloved state being slammed and sullied. Yet I have been in Maine since 2002 and for all the wonderful things that I have come to love about this state (yes, there are things that I love about Maine), I don’t love how so many of my fellow residents refuse to acknowledge that discrimination and bigotry are very real and that for Mainers of color, we often have a very tumultuous relationship with the state.

However there are many people and organizations in the state that are committed to moving the needle and creating an anti-racist lens, so I am sharing a series of upcoming events that are being sponsored by the University of Southern Maine’s- Multicultural Student Affairs Group. I personally recommend catching the sessions with Dr. Eddie Moore, Moore is the founder and creator of the White Privilege Conference which I have had the pleasure of attending. Dr. Moore is a phenomenal educator…nuff said!

February 8, 2016
12:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center
February 9, 2016
1:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center
February 9, 2016
5:30 PM
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, Portland Campus
Contact Name:
Susan Hamilton
Contact Email:
susan.lewey.hamilton@maine.edu

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs invites you in Celebration an Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Black History Month to

                  “America is Changing. Are You Ready?”

with Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.

 

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa and currently serves as Director of The Privilege Institute (TPI) and The National White Privilege Conference (WPC). He is co-editor of multiple journals, and has spend the last 5 years providing diversity, privilege and oppression trainings, presentations, keynotes and workshops on college campuses across the United States. Please visit Eddie’s website at eddiemoorejr.com

 

5:00 pm Reception
6:00 pm Evening Program
Book signing to follow Program

February 11, 2016
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
170 Lewiston Auburn Campus

America is Changing: Are You Ready?

February 11, 2016

7:00 PM

Lewiston Public Library

Contact Name:

Rick Speer

Contact Email: rspeer@lewistonmaine.gov

More details can be found at:

http://lplonline.org/events/america-is-changing-are-you-ready/

and, our Facebook event is located at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1031457713581324/

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