HHRC In The News

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…

Press Herald: Voices and faces of domestic violence on display in Augusta

By HHRC | October 14, 2019

McLean, the Camden photographer whose ex-husband, the singer Don McLean, was convicted on charges related to domestic abuse, is giving voice to her story and the stories of more than…

WCSH 6: From all across Maine, the stories of women who’ve survived domestic abuse

By HHRC | October 11, 2019

Olivia’s story, told with photos and audio, is one of about twenty from women in Maine who were abused by husbands or boyfriends. They’re part of an exhibit called “Finding…

WABI: Teachers learn how to teach students about the Holocaust at summer seminar

By HHRC | July 9, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) – About two dozen teachers from throughout the state are spending Tuesday and Wednesday at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine learning how to teach students…