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Four Decades & Four Bills: Dealing with Offensive Names & Symbols in Maine

Monday, January 30, 2023 - 15:00

Place Justice is a statewide truth-seeking and historical recovery initiative of the

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The Permanent Commission is Hiring an Executive Director

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 08:00

Position Description:

The Executive Director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations


Bangor Community Listening Session

Permanent Commission to Host Bangor Community Listening Session

Monday, November 28, 2022 - 12:03

The Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Tribal Populations is hosting a community listening session in Bangor on December 19, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This event is intended to provide an opportunity for the Permanent Commission to hear directly from racial, Indigenous, and tribal populations about their lived experiences related to disparities caused by structural racism in Maine.

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Maine's First Annual James Weldon Johnson Day Observance & Juneteenth Weekend

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 11:11

A barrier-breaking renaissance man, James Weldon Johnson was a novelist and poet, a songwriter and journalist, an educator and activist, and a diplomat with legal expertise. He was a prominent leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) during its early years and an outstanding voice in combatting racism in our country. The first African American to serve as the organization’s executive secretary, he led the fight against racial discrimination and segregation.