Interested in attending this FREE event? This is what you can look forward to!
Hamdia Ahmed, Activist
Ahmed is a lifelong activist and has worked on behalf of the Adopt A Future program by the United Nations Association of the United States of America and the U.N. Refugee Agency, which works to provide resources to educate children in refugee camps. She is currently a student at the University of Southern Maine.
Presentation of the Women of Color Leadership Mural & Artist Performance:
The Lewiston High School 21st Century Leaders
Stand Against Racism will also feature the unveiling of a newly created mural by the Lewiston High School 21st Century Leaders in the YWCA gym! Student leaders will offer presentation and performance on their work creating a large-scale mural on the theme of Women of Color and Leadership. The presentation will discuss their work researching contemporary and historic women of color leaders and activists, the artistic process, and what leadership means to them.
Workshop Session I from 2 pm - 3 pm:
The Connections Between Us: Women of Color Solidarity Workshop (WOC only)
Samaa Abdurraqib, For Us, By Us & Magnifique Butoto, Maine People's Alliance
In this workshop, the facilitators will lead participants through exercises that ask them to think about the issues that divide us as women of color and how these issues impact us on a personal level and in our relationships with each other. The group will also work through exercises that emphasize group affirmations as well self-love and love for our communities.
Justice & The New Jim Crow
Lewiston High School Civil Rights Team
Do you know your biases? Students from the Lewiston High School Civil Rights Team will lead a discussion around implicit and explicit biases and how bias connects to larger systematic injustices in the correctional system and the crisis of mass incarceration.
White Folks' Role in Anti-Racism
Central Maine Showing Up for Racial Justice
Central Maine Showing Up for Racial Justice organizes white Mainers in and around the Lewiston-Auburn area for racial justice, community organizing, mobilizing, and education. Workshop details to be announced!
Workshop Session II from 3 - 4 pm:
Organizing Against Racism
Victoria Rodriguez. Community Organizer, Maine Women's Lobby
This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to learn organizing and advocacy tactics to fight racism and highlight how the issues that Maine Women's Lobby works on disproportionately impact women and girls of color.
Unpack, Rewire, and Learn
Margaret Brownlee. Academic Advisor & Community Inclusion Facilitator, University of Southern Maine
This breakout session will help participants understand how social priming leads to implicit bias, prejudice, and hate. We will unpack the overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination and discover how our positions of power and privilege effect our daily lives. By the end of the session, we will explore the five approaches of social justice activism and learn how to act today!
Intersections of Racial and Healthcare Justice
Southern Maine Workers Center
Southern Maine Worker's Center is an economic justice oriented nonprofit that's rooted in human rights principles. In our workshop we'll explore how our racial justice commitments help to fuel our grassroots campaign for universal healthcare and the unjust ways in which people of color and immigrants are impacted by our current healthcare system. Through this, we'll also examine the intersectional approach we use to help build power across class, race, and other forms of difference.
This entire event is FREE! All are welcome. Childcare will be provided. No tickets needed.
We hope to see you there!