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2020 Schlossberger Award Recipient: Ogechi Obi of Bangor High School

By HHRC | June 7, 2020 | Comments Off on 2020 Schlossberger Award Recipient: Ogechi Obi of Bangor High School

His hands had been lovely on the wedding day. Large and lucky, as your grandmother said. Calloused, hardworking, moneymaking hands as your mother said. Your hands were calloused too. A little smaller, trembling some, with what the aunts had called girlish nervousness as they decorated your skin and your feet, combed your hair and tied you into your wedding gown. You were apprehensive–nervous, scared, terrified–but good girls didn’t say no. And good girls knew no better, as was the way.

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2020 Spiegel Scholarship Recipient: Neily Raymond of Hermon, Maine

By HHRC | June 7, 2020 | Comments Off on 2020 Spiegel Scholarship Recipient: Neily Raymond of Hermon, Maine

Nonfiction and historical fiction and biography, from The Boy in the Striped Pajamas to All the Light We Cannot See. And oh, how ludicrous it sounds, but I was proud. Proud of my empathy, proud of the superficial sadness that would string through me as I read of death camps, putrefaction and squalor and the persistent family-torn-apart motif.

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Press Release: HHRC to Host Panel on Racism and Anti-Semitism Featuring State Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross

By HHRC | June 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Press Release: HHRC to Host Panel on Racism and Anti-Semitism Featuring State Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross

AUGUSTA – The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) is hosting a panel discussion on racism to discuss racial disparities highlighted by Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter protests in…

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Dr. King on Riots and Protest

By HHRC | June 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. King on Riots and Protest

I think America must see that riots do not develop out of thin air. Certain conditions continue to exist in our society which must be condemned as vigorously as we…

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

By HHRC | June 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Maine Public: Racial Justice: Maine Joins The Nation in Protesting Racial Injustice And Police Brutality

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…

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HHRC Launches Bicentennial Vision 2020 Project, Calls for Nominations of Current and Past Black and Brown Heroes in Maine

By HHRC | June 3, 2020 | Comments Off on HHRC Launches Bicentennial Vision 2020 Project, Calls for Nominations of Current and Past Black and Brown Heroes in Maine

AUGUSTA — Members of the public are invited to submit their ideas for Maine’s black and brown heroes over the last 200 years in an exciting new project, Vision 2020, launched…

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Webinar: Decision Making In Times Of Injustice

By HHRC | June 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Webinar: Decision Making In Times Of Injustice
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Webinar: Racism Is A Virus Too (Recorded June 2, 2020)

By HHRC | June 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Webinar: Racism Is A Virus Too (Recorded June 2, 2020)

Videos used or mentioned in the webinar: NYTimes: Chinese Student Shares Rise in Anti-Chinese and Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia at her School What Kind of Asian Are You: Using Satire…

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

By HHRC | June 2, 2020 | Comments Off on WABI: HHRC of Maine calling on public to nominate black and brown heroes

“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…

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COVID-19’S Disproportionate Impact on Black and Brown Mainers

By HHRC | June 1, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19’S Disproportionate Impact on Black and Brown Mainers

COVID-19 does not discriminate based on your race, religion or skin color, but has highlighted the racial disparities that exist in Maine and across the country in terms of access…

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