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Announcing our 2019 Watering Can Awardees!

We are excited to share that we will be honoring four inspiring leaders and activists in our community as recipients of this year’s Watering Can Awards! This is our 3rd Annual Changemakers Celebration, and is a special event as it marks 25 years of grantmaking at Maine Initiatives. Join us in honoring these community leaders that are tackling the roots of injustice, and celebrate our collective work to advance racial justice and equity in Maine through transformative community philanthropy!

Dawn Neptune Adams

Member of the Sunlight Media Collective, Wabanaki Liaison to the Maine Independent Green Party, and Racial Justice Consultant to the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine.

Pious Ali

Member of the Portland City Council and a youth and community engagement specialist for the Muskie School of Public Service.

Deborah Felder

Former Maine Initiatives Executive Director and Donor Adviser for the Broad Reach Fund.

Joseph Jackson

Director of Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition and Community Liaison for Maine Inside Out.

June 13, 2019 

O’Maine Studios

54 Danforth St. in Portland 

Suggested ticket cost: $60

(Ticket price is on a sliding scale)


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