22 Jan

Tell Me the Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations

An intimate conversation between two friends, followed by community dialogue.

Friday, Feb 23, 12 noon

Wells Room 1, University of Maine

FMI:  942-9343, info@peacectr.org

Shay Stewart Bouley is a blogger with Black Girl in Maine Media and the Executive Director of the organization Community Change, Inc.  Debby Irving is the author of “Waking Up White,” a racial justice educator and writer.  They will share stories about how they became friends, and how they maintain their cross-racial connection.

Cross-Racial conversations

Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center in conjunction with the University of Maine Rising Tide Center, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Department of Political Science, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Division of Lifelong Learning, and the Office of Multicultural Student Life.


21 Jan

Film: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Sunday, February 18, 6:00pm

Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor

FMI:  info@peacectr.org, 942-9343

Free – discussion to follow

I Am Not Your Negro

Whatever you think about the past and future of what used to be called “race relations” – white supremacy and the resistance to it, in plainer English – this movie will make you think again, and may even change your mind.  Though its principal figure, the novelist, playwright and essayist James Baldwin, is a man who has been dead for nearly 30 years, you would be hard-pressed to find a movie that speaks to the present moment with greater clarity and force, inviting on uncomfortable truths and drawing stark lessons from the shadows of history.

20 Jan

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