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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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May 30 to June 1 of 1921: A Black community was booming until it was burned to the ground

By HHRC | May 29, 2020 | Comments Off on May 30 to June 1 of 1921: A Black community was booming until it was burned to the ground

On May 30, 1921, rumors about an encounter between a black teenage boy and a white teenage girl began to circulate throughout the city of Tulsa. The boy was arrested and an investigation ensued. After an incendiary report in the Tulsa Tribune, African Americans who had confronted a white mob retreated to the Greenwood District, a wealthy and affluent black business community in Tulsa.

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HHRC Awards Lawrence Alan Spiegel scholarship to Hermon HS Senior Neily Raymond

By HHRC | May 28, 2020 | Comments Off on HHRC Awards Lawrence Alan Spiegel scholarship to Hermon HS Senior Neily Raymond

This year’s winner of the Lawrence Alan Spiegel Scholarship is Hermon High School Valedictorian Neily Raymond. Neily serves as Editor for both Key Club and Student Council. She is heavily involved in performing arts, participating in the Hermon Theatre program and Chamber Choir. In addition, she is a member of National Honor Society, the Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society, and is a three-star thespian in International Thespian Society. She has been named one of two 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars for the state of Maine. Neily will attend the University of Maine in the fall, where she plans to double major in English and Music.

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Eli Wiesel on Protest

By Marpheen Chann | May 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Eli Wiesel on Protest

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel

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May 21 is World Cultural Diversity Day. Here are some resources for Teachers and Students.

By HHRC | May 21, 2020 | Comments Off on May 21 is World Cultural Diversity Day. Here are some resources for Teachers and Students.

If you’re looking for resources or assignments to give students to help learn more about World Cultural Diversity Day and how cultures help shape who we are, you’ve come to the right place!

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Nelson Mandela on Human Rights

By HHRC | May 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Nelson Mandela on Human Rights

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela

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Watch: HHRC interviews Phuc Tran, author of new memoir ‘Sigh, Gone’

By Marpheen Chann | May 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Watch: HHRC interviews Phuc Tran, author of new memoir ‘Sigh, Gone’

In the month of April, we observed Genocide Awareness Month. The month of May happens to be Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and it just so happens that Phuc Tran, a Vietnamese-American Mainer just published his memoir, Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In

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HHRC History: Students write poems after hearing Holocaust survivors

By HHRC | May 14, 2020 | Comments Off on HHRC History: Students write poems after hearing Holocaust survivors

In 1986 Linda Voss, a 6th-grade teacher at China Elementary School created a unit entitled, “The Hatred and Prejudice Inflicted Upon Anne Frank and Other Jews of Her Time –…

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