Race & Ethnicity
Date: Wednesday, August 12 @ 6:30 - 8:00

Since the beginning of statehood the national politics of race has influenced Maine’s own politics, and from long before statehood cultural diversity has been a constant, changing feature of life in Maine. How has the politics of race shaped Maine and the lives of people who live here? How have people maintained, adapted, shared, and innovated their own ways of life here? With what helps and hindrances from others? How have people and communities asked and answered in their own ways the questions where are we? how did we get here? and who is we?

‘Oryx in Crates’, Samaa Abdurraqib, read by Daniel Minter (poem),
‘The Shameful Story of Malaga Island’, William David Barry, Downeast Magazine 1980 (article)
Joint Resolution Recognizing the Tragic Expulsion of the Residents of Malaga Island, 124th Legislature, April 7, 2010
Somalis in Maine: Crossing Cultural Currents, ed. Kimberly Huisman & Mazie Hough (selections)
Oral Histories from the USM Franco-American Collection: Marie Sturtevant ‘Island Body’ & ‘Mexican Almuerzo in New England’, Richard Blanco (poems)

Please register by August 1st and the links to access the Zoom meeting, weblinks, and downloadable pdfs will be sent to you.
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