Hosted by Community Change Inc. & Atlantic Black Box
Revealing Complicit Histories | Uplifting BIPOC Resistance | Shaping Transformative Futures
October 16, 2021 @ 9:00AM — 4:30PM
Come take part in a convening of organizers, activists, leaders, and educators committed to the movement for racial justice in Maine. This is a unique opportunity to dive into regional anti-racist education, learn from frontline activists, and strengthen our community relationships so that we can move toward more robust collective action.
Rachel Talbot Ross – Maine Democratic House Representative, assistant House Majority leader, and founder & co-chair of the Permanent Commission on the status of Indigenous, Ethic, and Maine Tribal Populations
Maulian Dana – Tribal Ambassador of the Penobscot Nation and co-chair of the Permanent Commission on the status of Indigenous, Ethic, and Maine Tribal Populations
Kate McMahon – Museum Specialist at the National Museum of African American History & Culture, leads research efforts at the Center for the Study of Global Slavery
(for more detailed speaker bios see: https://communitychangeinc.org/arom2021/)
Featured Panelists Include:
Bob Greene – Retired Associated Press journalist and Maine historian
Patricia Wall – educator and author (inc. Lives of Consequence: Blacks in early Kittery & Berwick in the Massachusetts Province of Maine)
Members of Maine Inside Out – A group led by formerly incarcerated people that activate individuals and communities to imagine and embody freedom through art, advocacy and support, and transformative justice
Members of Black P.O.W.E.R. – a group led by black organizers working to end racism
Members of Maine Youth Justice – a campaign fighting to end youth incarceration in Maine
Claudia Sayre – Leader of the Kennebunk Region BIPOC History Project
Lisa Simpson Lutts – Executive Director of the Castine Historical Society
*The ticket fees cover the costs associated with putting on the event, including virtual platform support and a small honorarium to all speakers, panelists, and artists. We are also asking those with the means to engage in class solidarity by making an additional donation, above the ticket price, to ensure that this gathering is accessible to all.
No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds or be asked to volunteer. Contact Jake Fahey at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on obtaining a comp ticket for the day.
If you cannot join us on October 16th and would like to stay connected to the work of AROM, click here for more details.