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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Did you miss the webinar? Please visit this page to see a recording of the webinar: https://hhrcmaine.org/education/webinar-racism-is-a-virus-too-recorded-june-2-2020/ Bias is much more complex than the idea that something is simply “good”…

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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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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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“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the…

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