Maine Initiatives Blog

December 3, 2020
Racial Justice and Decarceration

Facilitator: Samaa Abdurraqib, For Us, By Us Fund Panelists: Joseph Jackson, Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition Maria Girouard, Maine-Wabanaki REACH Adan Abdikadir, Maine Youth Justice

November 25, 2020
eNews November 2020

Dear Friends, Though the days have become colder and darker, we’re keeping spirits up by heading into the winter season with more virtual opportunities to connect and be in community. For instance, see below to learn more about our upcoming “Racial Justice &… Series” and other pieces of good news, something we can all use  READ MORE »

November 19, 2020
$400,000 Awarded to Grassroots Racial Justice Work

Dear Friends: Change happens in community. And that is why it is our honor to announce the 20 grassroots organizations selected for the 2020 Grants for Change program. These grantees are transforming our state by tirelessly organizing and advocating for justice. They are dismantling systems and structures built on racism and racialized oppression. And they are centering  READ MORE »

November 10, 2020
A deep breath today. But tomorrow…

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dear Friend: Democracy is messy, complicated, and imperfect. This election has made that clear. Yet despite all of its complexity, democracy remains central to our vision of justice. If, as Dr. King asserted, the arc of  READ MORE »

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