The Latest

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

By Marpheen Chann | August 5, 2020 | Comments Off on WMTW: ‘Vision 2020’ projects aim to honor Black and Brown Mainers

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/

Read More

Tisha B’Av, Walls, and the Work We Do

By HHRC | July 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Tisha B’Av, Walls, and the Work We Do

By Erica Nadelhaft, Northern Maine Educator Read at Maine Tisha B’Av Statewide Service on July 29, 2020, hosted by Center for Small Town Jewish Life, Jewish Community Alliance, and the…

Read More

Anti-Racist Work in Schools: Are You in it for the Long Haul?

By HHRC | July 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Anti-Racist Work in Schools: Are You in it for the Long Haul?

Without careful thought and planning, schools risk alienating Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) stakeholders, reinforcing white saviorism and derailing the possibility of future efforts. Standards and skills can always be retaught, but school culture is too important to get wrong. Your north star is always centering your most marginalized and under resourced students. 

Read More

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July by Frederick Douglass

By HHRC | July 1, 2020 | Comments Off on What to the Slave is the Fourth of July by Frederick Douglass

Below is an excerpt from Frederick Douglass’ speech What to the Slave is the Fourth of July. For teachers, we provide links to incorporate this speech into your curriculum, as…

Read More

Teaching Stonewall

By HHRC | June 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Teaching Stonewall

By CORY COLLINS, Originally published in Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Issue 62, Summer 2019. It was just past 1:00 a.m. in New York City on Saturday, June 28, 1969, when police…

Read More

How Can We Build Anti-Racist White Educators?

By HHRC | June 27, 2020 | Comments Off on How Can We Build Anti-Racist White Educators?

One teacher reflects on what he and other white educators need to understand as they work to build anti-racist practices and identities.

Read More

Alice Walker on Identity

By HHRC | June 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Alice Walker on Identity

“Please remember, especially in these times of group-think and the right-on chorus, that no person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow…

Read More

Transgender Maine: “The Kids are Alright” by Gia Drew

By HHRC | June 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Transgender Maine: “The Kids are Alright” by Gia Drew

By the fall of 2010, I was emotionally exhausted and had come to the realization that I needed to be honest with myself, to save myself. But those words are easier said, than the reality of showing up to work, as a well known high school teacher and track coach in Southern Maine, as Ms Drew instead of Mr. Drew. What I didn’t know then was I was to become one of the first OUT transgender public school teachers in Maine, and one of the first transgender high school coaches in the country.

Read More

Harvey Milk on Human Rights

By HHRC | June 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Harvey Milk on Human Rights

“It takes no compromise to give people their rights…it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to…

Read More

You and White Supremacy: A Challenge to Educators

By HHRC | June 11, 2020 | Comments Off on You and White Supremacy: A Challenge to Educators

It started as a series of Instagram posts; then it became a downloadable workbook. Now, the “Me and White Supremacy” challenge is reaching the mainstream—and creator Layla F. Saad hopes all teachers with white privilege will find the courage to take it.

Read More