Tell Me the Truth
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Tell Me the Truth

Shay Stewart-Bouley (aka Black Girl In Maine) and Debby Irving (author of Waking Up White) show us as they share racism’s impact on their lives and how cross-racial conversation has been instrumental in their own understanding of 21st century racial dynamics.

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May
2
7:00 AM07:00

Maine's Untapped Talent: Our Immigrant Workforce

What will be covered: 

  • Who makes up our immigrant workforce

  • Unique barriers facing immigrant population 

  • Best practices for hiring, retaining, & promoting from this talent pool

  • Cultural competency

Who should attend: Employers who want to...

  • Bridge cultural gaps

  • Attract and retain foreign-trained professionals

  • Recognize unconscious bias

  • Learn more of the unique legalities surrounding this population

  • Support Limited English Proficient candidates

  • Learn of local resources to access this talent pool

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May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Ikirenga Cy’Intore: “Burakeye: time to get up!”

“Two Performances!

Saturday, May 4th at 7pm & Sunday, May 5th at 4pm

$15/GA, $22/Preferred Seating, $8/Students & Seniors

Join us here at MSA for a very special set of performances by Ikirenga CyIntore, the Mayo Street Arts 2019 Inaugural Mission Awardees! Ikirenga Cy’Intore is a Rwandan drum and dance troupe that aims to educate and preserve traditional Rwandan culture. The group are former Rwanda State Dance Champions and are residents here in the East Bayside Community of Portland, ME.”

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Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Abyssinian Meeting House: Findings and Updates

  • Room 102 Wishcamper Center 34 Bedford St USM, Portland Campus (map)
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In 1828, The Abyssinian Meeting House was constructed by free blacks who came together to seek opportunity and refuge.  It is the 3rd oldest African American Meeting House in the US.  The Abyssinian Meeting House is a designated City of Portland historic landmark. In 2006 it achieved listing in the National Register of Historic Places and in 2007 the Abyssinian Meeting House was recognized by the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom as the first site listed in Maine

Join us for an update on findings and the status of the Abyssinian Meeting House Restoration.  The professionals who were responsible for the restoration  of the exterior of the 170 year old  building will discuss their significant findings and we will discuss the next steps needed to restore the interior of the building.  

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PPC 101 – Portland
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

PPC 101 – Portland

  • First Parish in Portland, ME Unitarian Universalist (map)
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This event will take place at First Parish in Portland, ME Unitarian Universalist.

In our beloved Maine, 41 percent of residents–over 500,000 people–are poor or low income. Half of all children in Maine are poor or low income.

Come learn about The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival here in Maine. We are building power together across the nation to fight systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative.

Come learn, sing, prepare for action (there will be a rally at the State House in Augusta in the days following), and rejoice in the power we can build together to transform the moral narrative and create a just society.

Been to a PPC 101 or training before? Great! Come again. We will have many updates about the year ahead!

All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served, and there is no charge to attend.

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