Working for Racial Justice in Maine

I had the wonderful opportunity to learn about issues of racial justice in Maine today. So many great people and organizations working to make the Pine Tree State a great place for all it’s residents. Even up in Maine, many of the same problems we saw in the Deep South are prevalent in the “Deep North.”

I also got to connect with two amazing ladies who were part of the 1963 March on Washington and were there for Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Thanks to Maine Initiatives for putting this on and letting me be a part of this conversation!

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  • Lonnie Locke says:

    Dear Leaverton Family,
    Thank you for your service to promote unity. I believe that we are all one human family.
    My husband and I in the final stages of creating a video called “What Unites Us”. The video captures interviews with persons attending an Ethnic Festival in our community. We asked the questions (1 ) What unites us; (2) How do attitudes impact how we interact with each other. With the collaboration of our school district and the City of Lacey, Washington, it is our plan to utilize this 15-20 minute video to promote conversation in the community in multiple settings. Dan is Caucasian born in Canada; I am African American born in Alabama. We are both members of the Baha’i Faith. The Baha’i Faith teaches that “the earth is but one country and humankind its citizens”. Our best to you on your venture.

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