Stimulation - Knowledge - Interaction - Fun

Addressing Our Urgent Crisis: Racial Equity, Health, and Justice

Fatimah Loren Dreier

Friday, October 29th at Noon

Virtual presentation via Zoom

Epidemiologists have found that poverty is a significant antecedent to gun violence in American urban centers, a seismic epidemic that is the leading cause of death among African American men. Fatimah Loren Dreier, provides a framework for connecting structural harm with psychological trauma that makes the task of social mobility often misunderstood. In her talk, Fatimah will offer an analysis of race, criminal justice, and public health as she weaves her personal and professional experiences in public policy and social justice. 

This event is free and open to the public.

ASC 20th Anniversary Celebration!

A resounding success!

On a beautiful late summer afternoon, Acadia Senior College finally celebrated its 20th anniversary (and its 21st) at Camp Beech Cliff. More than 100 members and guests enjoyed live music from Big Moose band, appetizers and drinks arranged and catered by the Membership & Volunteers committee, and a champagne toast and cake. It was a joy to see so many of us in person again.

A highlight of the event was the gathering of all six Acadia Senior College presidents – Jim Clunan, Moorhead “Mike” Kennedy, Bill Dohmen, Dan Poteet, Nat Fenton, and Linda Dunn!

Each president was presented with a special medal:

  • Jim Clunan – Founder and Cajoler Award
  • Bill Dohmen – Jack of all Offices and Living Archivist Award
  • Mike Kennedy – Official Diplomat Award
  • Dan Poteet – Wise Academician Award
  • Nat Fenton – Teacher of Stature Award
  • Linda Dunn – Zoomer Woman Grit Award

In turn, each president spoke eloquently and wisely about the college and its past and current achievements. Thank you to Sydney Rockefeller and Susan Lerner for creating beautiful custom medals with fabulous ribbons!

Another highlight was the presentation of an official expression of sentiment from the 130th Maine State Legislature. Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows joined us in person and read the sentiment aloud. You can read the text here.

A slideshow of historic photos from the past 21 years was on display at the event - if you have not seen the slideshow, have a look – you’ll recognize many faces and maybe even your own! View the slideshow

Mr. and Ms. MDI returned and a number of people posed for photos – some are shown below.

Enjoy and see you all soon!!
A huge thank you to everyone who made this event possible, especially in these uncertain times.

  • Membership and Volunteers Committee - Rita Gallon, Ruth Rossi Blaney, Ann Caswell, Sharyn Hastings, Dixie Hathaway, Pamela Hattem, Nancy Howland, Deb Loftus, Linda Uberseder

  • 20th Anniversary Planning Committee - Jim Clunan, Sydney Rockefeller, Susan Lerner, Bill Dohmen, Candy Emlen, Ruth Rossi Blaney, Janice Kenyon

  • Big Moose Band

  • Camp Beech Cliff

  • Shenna Bellows

  • All of our members and friends!!
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