Maine Initiatives Blog

March 16, 2021
$445,000 Awarded to Immigrant-Led Organizations in Maine

Dear Friends, On behalf of the Immigrant & Refugee Funders Collaborative (IRFC), I am pleased to announce $445,000 in new grants to support 40 immigrant-led and immigrant-serving organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 response here in Maine. These organizations define resilience. For a year now, immigrant communities in Maine have been among the most directly and  READ MORE »

January 19, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Closing and Thank You 

  Wow, thank you so much to everyone that participated in yesterday’s 40th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance: A Virtual Teach-In and Call to Action! Rev. Dr. King’s legacy was honored by the 1,600 Mainers that participated in the day’s offerings to learn, connect, and act in support of Black leadership and Black liberation. We hope  READ MORE »

January 18, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Welcoming Ceremony

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! We are so pleased to kick off the day with a Welcome Ceremony led by Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross. We’ll hear from: Ambassador Maulian Dana, Penobscot Nation Tribal Council Member Cathy St. John, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Vice Chief Darrell Newell, Passamaquoddy Tribe Rev. Jeff McIlwain, North Star AME Zion Church  READ MORE »

January 4, 2021
2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Steering Committee

Thank you to everyone who is serving on the Steering Committee for the 40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance. In 2021 this event is being transformed into a Virtual Teach-In and Call to Action and is being organized in association with the NAACP in Maine. 2021 Steering Committee Members Abdul Ali, Maine  READ MORE »

December 21, 2020
Racial Justice and Health Equity

In case you missed it, we hosted the third session in our Racial Justice &… Series earlier this week! Huge thanks to everyone that joined the call, and to Drew, Hibo, Sarah, Mohammed and Samaa, for wrapping up part one of this series on such a high note! You can watch the recorded discussion below, or read  READ MORE »

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