Addressing racial disparities to improve quality of life for all Mainers
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm
The Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations will host its first Community Forum on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm.
Commissioners will share their vision with the public and will listen in turn, as the opinions and experiences of community members will help to guide their work to eliminate racial disparities in the state.
In 2019, the Maine Legislature established the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal populations. The Permanent Commission is charged with examining disparities in Maine for historically disadvantaged racial, indigenous, and tribal populations in the state. This includes conducting public hearings and community outreach, identifying the needs of various racial/ethnic minorities and tribal communities, and making recommendations to all three branches of government to improve outcomes for these populations and advance racial justice with the aim of improving quality of life for all Mainers.