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It’s Not Over: Slavery Then, Racism Now
August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for a lively discussion with national experts on slavery and racism, Kate McMahon and keynote Shay Stewart-Bouley who will talk about how Maine’s role in slavery and the legacy today. Are you interested in racial equity? It starts with understanding our history and how we see the legacy of slavery impact racial justice today.
KATE MCMAHON is a museum specialist at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History & Culture, Center for the Study of Global Slavery. Born and raised in Maine, Kate attended the University of Southern Maine for both her bachelor and master degrees and Howard University for her doctorate. Her dissertation, The Transnational Dimensions of Africans and African Americans in Northern New England, 1776–1865, explores the complexities of the shipbuilding economies of northern New England, their connections to the slave trade, and how Africans and African Americans resisted slavery, racism, and their afterlives.
SHAY STEWART-BOULEY is a nationally recognized author and speaker on race relations, social justice and white supremacy and the Executive Director of Community Change, Inc., a Boston-based civil rights organization. Living in Maine since 2002, Shay runs the award-winning blog, Black Girl in Maine. Shay holds an undergraduate degree from DePaul University, where she self-designed a program to focus on African-American health and wellness and health disparities; she also holds a Master of Education degree from Antioch University New England.
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