The Free Press: Who Will Claim This Sign?
portable pour senior 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 are biracial. She has Jewish ancestry. And then there’s the national mood.
Maine State Museum contacted Carl about borrowing the sign for an exhibition on recent hate crimes in Maine in coordination with Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine in Augusta.Read more on the Free Press Online
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As communities across Maine and the world grapple with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, diseases of old, namely hate and prejudice, have made their appearance. But so too have the remedies for such vices become apparent as we strive to care and create community amidst the chaos; remedies such as hope, love, resilience and tolerance.
Maulian Davis, Tribal Ambassador for the Penobscot Nation, recently gave a TEDx Dirigo talk on her work to change how Indigenous people, stereotypes, and slurs are used in schools and sports – most recently before the Skowhegan school board.