The Latest

Alice Walker on Identity

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

site rencontre ephemere “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

http://limousinespremier.com/36376-dtf16614-comment-lancer-conversation-site-de-rencontre.html 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

Black Minds Matter

By HHRC | June 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Black Minds Matter

Interrupting school practices that disregard the mental health of black youth.

Read More

Video: Racism Is A Virus Too Panel Discussion Feat. State Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross

By HHRC | June 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Video: Racism Is A Virus Too Panel Discussion Feat. State Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross

In the wake of the recent and tragic death of George Floyd of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black and Brown communities, the rise in…

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More