HHRC In The News

Maine Public: Survey: Younger Mainers Lack Basic Knowledge About The Holocaust

By HHRC | September 16, 2020

Shenna Bellows, the executive director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, says that while she was glad to see that a large majority of people felt that it…

The Free Press: Who Will Claim This Sign?

By HHRC | September 16, 2020

Early last month someone spray-painted a red swastika on a hand-painted Black Lives Matter sign in front of Louisa Carl’s home on Poors Mill Road in Waldo. Carl’s two sons…

WMTW: ‘Vision 2020’ projects aim to honor Black and Brown Mainers

By Marpheen Chann | August 5, 2020

Their intent is to share, what they call, a ‘complete’ and ‘truthful’ history of Maine to ensure, as they put it, “the vision of Maine’s history and future is 2020.”

Click here for more information or to nominate someone:https://hhrcmaine.org/vision2020/

Maine Public: Racial Justice: Maine Joins The Nation in Protesting Racial Injustice And Police Brutality

By HHRC | June 3, 2020

The death of George Floyd and other similar cases of racial injustice and police brutality have prompted outrage and protests across the country and in Maine. We talk with community…

WABI: HHRC of Maine calling on public to nominate black and brown heroes

By HHRC | June 2, 2020

“Black and brown people have shaped Maine’s history in important ways that deserve our attention and appreciation and celebration and that’s what we hope to do in this project,” Shenna…

HHRC Board Members Spiegel and Huynh in the BDN: Racism is a virus too

By HHRC | April 19, 2020

“Stereotypes about people of Asian descent date back centuries in the United States to when Chinese migrants first started to arrive in significant numbers in the 1800s. Racist cartoons of the time falsely depicted…

Courier-Gazette: Sheriff says he became a cop in response to bullies

By HHRC | November 7, 2019

Trafton recently took part in a panel discussion on domestic violence along with four survivors of abuse at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine in Augusta. The event…

The Telegraph: ‘You cannot be in a relationship with someone who makes you afraid, but I didn’t know how to leave Don McLean’

By HHRC | October 30, 2019

Patrisha, 60, is adamant that these stories – like her own abusive relationship with American Pie singer Don – are no longer overlooked. It is for that reason that she has created Finding Our…

Boston.com: In Maine, a celebrity domestic violence case continues to send out ripples

By HHRC | October 21, 2019

Patrisha McLean has reinvented herself as an organizer for abused women in the state, creating a traveling exhibit, “Finding Our Voices.” In the exhibit, women — some of them, like her,…

New York Times: In Maine, a Celebrity Domestic Violence Case Continues to Send Out Ripples

By HHRC | October 20, 2019

At the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta on Oct. 10, the exhibit’s host read aloud, to laughter from the audience, the contents of a letter from Mr. McLean’s…