ABB Place Justice Event | Problematic Place Names in Maine & How to Make Positive Change on 12/14/23
Place names communicate powerful ideas about who belongs and what matters. Here in Maine, problematic names abound. Learn what we can do about them. Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and the Permanent Commission on the STatus of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations Thursday, December 14, 20245:30 – 7:00 pmonline Register here Place names have a…Keep reading
Partnership of Historic Bostons Event | Enslaved Christians: Black Church Members in the Era of Cotton Mather on 11/30/23
Hosted by the Partnership of Historic Bostons Thursday, November 30, 7-8:30pm Register here Christianity and slavery were linked in colonial New England. Richard Boles explores the experiences of Black and Native people If any “Negro-servants” should “Run away from their Masters,” Cotton Mather wrote in 1693,”we will afford them no Shelter…. We will do what in us lies,…Keep reading
A message from the MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda: One of our MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda bills (S.245/H.477) calls for Massachusetts to prohibit the use of Native American mascots in Massachusetts public schools. About 25 schools in the Commonwealth currently use such mascots. Academic research reveals that Native American mascots create a hostile climate for Native…Keep reading
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