A public hearing for bill LD 1591 sponsored by Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross—"Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Identify Places with Offensive Names and Methods of Changing Those Names”—takes place today, Thursday, May 13 at 9:00 am before the Judiciary. Please consider offering testimony in favor of this important bill. Some context Rep. Gerald Talbot … Continue reading Advocacy Alert: Hearing on Offensive Place Names in Maine Today
Over the past academic year, history teacher Rhonan Mokriski and his students at a high school in Salisbury, Ct have been pursuing a project-based learning course in public history focused on uncovering the lives of free and enslaved African American families in northwestern Connecticut. This blog chronicles that journey. Come join us when students from … Continue reading Come Join Us!
These words, posted on Facebook, were a call to action for our mostly white community. In response, almost 80 people gathered at Lafayette Park, in Kennebunk, Maine, on a warm spring evening. In the midst of a pandemic, the crowd included all ages: some who remembered demonstrating for civil rights back in the 1960s and … Continue reading Stand In Solidarity Against Racism on Juneteenth!
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm Attend Meeting There will be a meeting of the Kennebec County, Maine County Commissioners Tuesday 2/16/21 at noon to determine the fate of the Melville Fuller statue in front of the Kennebec County Courthouse in Augusta. Roger Leisner made a motion at the Commission's January 21 meeting to remove … Continue reading Action: Weigh in to Remove Fuller Statue in Augusta 2/16/21 @ 12