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Re-Centering Racial Justice In White-Dominated School Settings, Brian A. Davis May 2021

Re-Centering Racial Justice In White-Dominated School Settings, Brian A. Davis

Master's Projects and Capstones

Any institution that does not give students the critical and theoretical frameworks to understand White supremacy in the United States is an active contributor in the proliferation of this hegemonic force. White supremacy is a system that produces violence educationally, socially, politically, environmentally, ontologically, and epistemologically. The study of Whiteness and White supremacy has been discounted in high school settings for various reasons. This project seeks to solve this critical issue within the field of secondary education through the implementation of a course that unpacks White supremacy while center Black history. This course will provide students with a historical framework ...


Ums Transforms: Advancing Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Event, Samantha Toner Apr 2021

Ums Transforms: Advancing Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Event, Samantha Toner

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

Invitation to the greater University of Maine System community to participate in the first listening session to discuss the needs and challenges associated with advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion while achieving the goals of UMS TRANSFORMS.

The second of the working principles of UMS TRANSFORMS is to emphasize and prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of implementing and scaling the four initiatives (see below for an explanation of each initiative).


Umaine And Umm: Diversity And Inclusion In Talent Acquisition, Joah Ferrini-Mundy, University Of Maine, Office Of Human Resources Apr 2021

Umaine And Umm: Diversity And Inclusion In Talent Acquisition, Joah Ferrini-Mundy, University Of Maine, Office Of Human Resources

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

Letter from Joan Ferrini-Mundy, President, University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, to all UMaine employees supporting diversity, equity, and inclusive practices in hiring.

"As we strive to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence at the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, it is imperative for us to proactively and effectively attract, recruit, and maintain talented and diverse faculty and staff members.

"It is the right thing to do and it is the smart thing to do. Research repeatedly shows that diverse organizations and teams are more innovative, resilient, and effective.


Attachment And Identity In Higher Education: Lived Experiences Of Korean Adoptees, Janeice A. Garrard Apr 2021

Attachment And Identity In Higher Education: Lived Experiences Of Korean Adoptees, Janeice A. Garrard

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

South Korea has been the largest sending country of adoptees since the Korean War. Many of the adoptees were placed in predominantly White communities in the Midwest United States. In the existing literature, researchers revealed that Korean adoptees expressed feelings related to loss of ethnic identity, birth culture, and place of belonging. It has not been fully understood how attachment and identity influence Korean adoptees in their pursuit of a higher education. Therefore, this study sought to examine the impacts of attachment to birth culture, adoptive culture, and adoptive family combined with issues of ethnic identity in the lived ...


Catholics & Cultures As An Act Of Improvisation: A Response, Thomas M. Landy Mar 2021

Catholics & Cultures As An Act Of Improvisation: A Response, Thomas M. Landy

Journal of Global Catholicism

This essay responds to seven articles published in the same issue of the Journal of Global Catholicism on the use of Catholics & Cultures, a multimedia website, as a pedagogical resource for college classrooms. The site is deliberately presented in a fashion that undermines notions of center and periphery and presents Catholicism from a lay, lived-religion perspective as the multicultural faith that it is, minimizing reference to religious typologies. Particular attention is given to how to navigate tensions around theorizing, categorizing and sorting information for cross-cultural comparison. Given scholars’ current state of knowledge, writing about and teaching about global Catholicism requires ...


Catholics & Cultures: A Panoramic View In Search Of Greater Understanding, Stephanie M. Wong Mar 2021

Catholics & Cultures: A Panoramic View In Search Of Greater Understanding, Stephanie M. Wong

Journal of Global Catholicism

While internet-based technologies can open up greater awareness of the world or create self-perpetuating echo-chambers, the Catholics & Cultures project aspires to do the former. Aiming to ‘widen the lens’ on the variety of Catholic communities and practices, the site delivers on this goal by introducing viewers to a vast array of articles, pictures and videos from around the world. The organization of the site by country and by certain key features of lived Catholicism offers some interpretive guidance. However, the project could be strengthened as a pedagogical resource if it were more extensively thematized and hosted reflections on potential heuristic ...


The Value Of Online Resources: Reflections On Teaching An Introduction To Global Christianity, Hillary Kaell Mar 2021

The Value Of Online Resources: Reflections On Teaching An Introduction To Global Christianity, Hillary Kaell

Journal of Global Catholicism

Reflecting on my experience teaching Introduction to Global Christianity, this essay ponders questions at the heart of undergraduate teaching: How can we encourage students to utilize online sources? How can we empower them to seek out answers to their questions? It offers practical examples of how I have used the Catholics & Cultures website in my classroom at a large public university. In particular, I reflect on my experience working with students who are mostly of Catholic heritage, but from many cultural and social contexts.


Ritual Among The Scilohtac: Global Catholicism, The Nacirema, And Interfaith Studies, Anita Houck Mar 2021

Ritual Among The Scilohtac: Global Catholicism, The Nacirema, And Interfaith Studies, Anita Houck

Journal of Global Catholicism

More than six decades after its publication, Horace Miner’s 1956 article “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” remains a reliable pedagogical tool, remarkably successful in helping students see their own ethnocentric biases. Catholics & Cultures has potential to do similar work. The site lacks some of what makes Miner’s text so effective, in particular its capacity to bring about a sudden shift in perception. The site also shares some of the article’s limitations, particularly in focusing on ritual to the relative exclusion of other aspects of religion. That said, the site can help students gain the religious literacy and ...


Focus On The Busy Intersections Of Culture And Cultural Change, Laura Elder Mar 2021

Focus On The Busy Intersections Of Culture And Cultural Change, Laura Elder

Journal of Global Catholicism

The dynamics of religious resurgence reveal the important ways that religious ritual and performance are meaning making spaces which are not self-contained or cut off from the rest of culture, but rather are a key locus of cultural change. A renewed emphasis on the busy intersections of meaning making – as rituals are connected, disconnected, and reconnected to other domains of social life – would improve the utility of the Catholics & Cultures website for understanding global cultural change. And a renewed emphasis on cultural change would also provide a better means for exploring reflexively by seeking to understand both yourself and others ...


A Widened Angle Of View: Teaching Theology And Racial Embodiment, Mara Brecht Mar 2021

A Widened Angle Of View: Teaching Theology And Racial Embodiment, Mara Brecht

Journal of Global Catholicism

Today’s undergraduate students are digital natives, shaped by constant access to information and countless experiences of encountering the world through the convenience of a screen. The ostensible comfort students have with difference gives way to a paradox, and one that’s made especially apparent in the theology classroom: Students are comfortable with seeing difference and particularity at a distance, but not adept at locating difference and particularity “at home.” I contend that Catholics & Cultures can help students from the dominant culture—namely, white students who comprise the vast majority of Catholic college students—destabilize their notion of the Catholic ...


Introducing Catholics & Cultures: Ethnography, Encyclopedia, Cyborg, Mathew N. Schmalz Mar 2021

Introducing Catholics & Cultures: Ethnography, Encyclopedia, Cyborg, Mathew N. Schmalz

Journal of Global Catholicism

In introducing the Catholics & Cultures site and the articles in this special issue, this essay initially locates the overall Catholic & Cultures project within the traditions of ethnography and encyclopedia. Drawing extensively on the work of J. Z. Smith, this essay reflects upon the theoretical implications of emphasizing the diversity of Catholicism in and through a web-based platform that facilitates comparative study and pedagogy. This essay then more specifically considers the web-based aspects of Catholics & Cultures by identifying a nascent cyborgian aesthetic in the site and considering how the site might eventually engage post-modern themes and concerns.


Melding Critical Literacy And Christianity: A Three-Layered Response To The Murder Of George Floyd, Elena M. Venegas Mar 2021

Melding Critical Literacy And Christianity: A Three-Layered Response To The Murder Of George Floyd, Elena M. Venegas

The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community

In this critical autoethnography, I share my three-layered response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department in May of 2020. This three-layered response stems from my situated identities (Gee, 1999) as a mother, Christian, and academic. I was not only appalled by the dehumanization of George Floyd by public servants but also by the responses of self-professed Christians to his murder as well as the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests. Such responses, I argue, are rooted in Christian nationalism (Davis & Perry, 2020) and the White supremacy that has long plagued the American church ...


Citizen Science: A Means To Promote Equity And Inclusion In Stem, Mitchell Center For Sustainability Solutions Feb 2021

Citizen Science: A Means To Promote Equity And Inclusion In Stem, Mitchell Center For Sustainability Solutions

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

Speaker: Amara lfeji, first-year student, Northeastern University; Grassroots Development Coordinator, Maine Environmental Education Association

In this talk, Amara lfeji will speak to her lived experiences as a BIPOC (black, Indigenous, and people of color) individual, the marginalization she faced in fostering a connection to place with the environment, and how her self-sought passion for water justice led her to not only foster this connection herself, but to also serve as a conduit for other BIPOC and female-identifying students like herself.


Mitchell Center Hosts Talk About Promoting Equity Through Citizen Science, Ruth Hallsworth Feb 2021

Mitchell Center Hosts Talk About Promoting Equity Through Citizen Science, Ruth Hallsworth

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about how citizen science can help promote equity in the science and technology fields 3-4 p.m. on Monday, March 1.

In this talk, Amara lfeji will speak to her lived experiences as a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) individual, and the marginalization she has faced in nurturing a connection to place and environment. She will talk about how her passion for water justice led her to not only foster this connection herself, but to also serve as a conduit ...


Does The House Always Win? An Analysis Of Barriers To Wealth Building And College Borrowing, Katherine E. Fletcher, Matthew B. Fuller Feb 2021

Does The House Always Win? An Analysis Of Barriers To Wealth Building And College Borrowing, Katherine E. Fletcher, Matthew B. Fuller

Journal of Student Financial Aid

The racial differences in student loan debt must be interpreted through a lens of wealth building inequality. Black individuals in particular are negatively affected by official and unofficial policies that create barriers to building wealth. Financial aid policies then exacerbate this inequality with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) formula that protects the majority of family assets from being used as required educational contributions. Using the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey (NPSAS:12) , we examined differences in student loan debt based on wealth building barriers (students’ access to banks, father’s education, and mother’s education). Our ANOVA models show ...


The Double Standard: Protest Coverage And Racial Bias Webpage, University Of Maine Clement And Linda Mcgillicuddy Humanities Center Feb 2021

The Double Standard: Protest Coverage And Racial Bias Webpage, University Of Maine Clement And Linda Mcgillicuddy Humanities Center

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

Screenshot of a webpage for the event "The Double Standard: Protest Coverage and Racial Bias" which featured McGillicuddy Humanities Center Fellow Leela Stockley presenting her research on racial bias in the media in relation to recent Black Lives Matter protests as part of Black History Month.


The Atlantic Black Box: Reckoning With New England’S Complicity In The Slave Trade Event, University Of Maine Clement And Linda Mcgillicuddy Humanities Center Feb 2021

The Atlantic Black Box: Reckoning With New England’S Complicity In The Slave Trade Event, University Of Maine Clement And Linda Mcgillicuddy Humanities Center

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

Screenshot of a webpage for the event "The Atlantic Black Box: Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade" which featured a presentation on the Atlantic Black Box, a public history project that empowers communities throughout New England to take up the critical work of researching and reckoning with the region’s complicity in the slave trade and the broader slave economy. The two presenters were Dr. Meadow Dibble and Dr. Kate McMahon.


A Legacy Of Advocacy: A Reflection On The History Of Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion At The University Of Maine Poster, University Of Maine Feb 2021

A Legacy Of Advocacy: A Reflection On The History Of Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion At The University Of Maine Poster, University Of Maine

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

Poster for the University of Maine's President's Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion's Inaugural Session for the Nine Pillars of Diversity Lectures Series held on February 25, 2021. The guest lecturer was Dr. JoAnn Fritsche, the first director of Equal Opportunity and Women's Development at the University of Maine.




Umaine Announces Black History Month Events, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications Jan 2021

Umaine Announces Black History Month Events, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

Screenshot of UMaine News webpage regarding Black History Month events to be held at the University of Maine during February 2021.


George Floyd Afum Scholarship Announcement, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Lisa K. Neuman Jan 2021

George Floyd Afum Scholarship Announcement, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Lisa K. Neuman

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

Fundraising plea from University President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and AFUM President Lisa K. Neuman, to all UMaine staff, introducing the George Floyd AFUM Scholarship established at the University of Maine Foundation by individuals concerned about the violent death of George Floyd, an African-American man, while in police custody on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Educational Equity Perspectives In Response To The Black Lives Matter Movement: A Road Map For Nevada, Patrice Leverett, Lawrence Jackson, Neffisatu Dambo, Jared Lau Jan 2021

Educational Equity Perspectives In Response To The Black Lives Matter Movement: A Road Map For Nevada, Patrice Leverett, Lawrence Jackson, Neffisatu Dambo, Jared Lau

Policy Issues in Nevada Education

Problem. Communities across Nevada call for more equitable practices, especially to reduce contact between communities of color and law enforcement, particularly in the African American community. By increasing our cultural awareness and highlighting the commitment of the state to support an Antirac- ist Nevada, we foresee a reduction in unrest and an increase in educational outcomes across all student groups. Purpose. The purpose of this policy paper is to highlight the importance of addressing racism and racialized bias in education. Recommendations. To address the rising need for equity practices and poli- cies in Nevada, we propose six recommendations to acknowledge ...


Retention Starts With Preparation: Preparing Black And Latinx Teachers Through Alternative Routes To Licensure, Iesha Jackson, Doris L. Watson Jan 2021

Retention Starts With Preparation: Preparing Black And Latinx Teachers Through Alternative Routes To Licensure, Iesha Jackson, Doris L. Watson

Policy Issues in Nevada Education

Problem. Critical to the support and success of students of color is support for Black and Latinx teachers. Yet, teacher preparation programs often neglect the culturally relevant perspectives and experiences of teachers of color. This can contribute to retention issues given challenging school climates that Black and Latinx teachers must navigate. Purpose. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of sound teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention practices nationally and draw alignment to the state of Ne- vada. We focus on alternative routes to licensure (ARL) because such programs are touted for increasing the number of teachers of ...


2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration (Virtual), University Of Maine Alumni Association Jan 2021

2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration (Virtual), University Of Maine Alumni Association

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

This year's event will feature a panel of UMaine alumni, students, and friends who will address the topic of "Being Black in Maine: Lived Experience and the Prospect for Change."


President's Council On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Issues Findings And Recommendations Report, University Of Maine President's Council On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Jan 2021

President's Council On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Issues Findings And Recommendations Report, University Of Maine President's Council On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

In her June 10, 2020, Maine Memo, President Joan Ferrini-Mundy committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism, and outlined a series of actions the university would take to enact that commitment. One such action was the establishment of the President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), which includes thirty-three faculty, staff, students and alumni from the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias. The council is cochaired by Kimberly Whitehead, Vice President and Chief of Staff, and Susan McKay, Director of the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education and Professor of Physics.


Diversity And Equity During Covid 19: An Analysis Of Student Attitude And Understanding In Pathophysiology, Sowmya Anjur Jan 2021

Diversity And Equity During Covid 19: An Analysis Of Student Attitude And Understanding In Pathophysiology, Sowmya Anjur

Faculty Publications & Research

To increase student engagement and reduce frustration over grades, data is being collected in my Pathophysiology classes on specific assessment questions which require students to think and apply what they have learned to answer assessment questions (“transfer” questions). These questions are being administered both before and after students have completed specific modules to assess their attitude and understanding of the material. Data is also being collected on student study habits before and after specific assessments for correlation with their scores on “transfer” questions. It is hoped to reduce student frustration over grades by analyzing their behavior and improving their understanding.


Internet Connectivity Among Indigenous And Tribal Communities In North America - A Focus On Social And Educational Outcomes, Christopher S. Yoo, Leon Gwaka, Muge Haseki Jan 2021

Internet Connectivity Among Indigenous And Tribal Communities In North America - A Focus On Social And Educational Outcomes, Christopher S. Yoo, Leon Gwaka, Muge Haseki

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Broadband access is an important part of enhancing rural community development, improving the general quality of life. Recent telecommunications stimulus projects in the U.S. and Canada were intended to increase availability of broadband through funding infrastructure investments, largely in rural and remote regions. However, there are various small, remote, and rural communities, who remain unconnected. Connectivity is especially important for indigenous and tribal communities to access opportunities for various public services as they are generally located in remote areas. In 2016, the FCC reported that 41% of U.S. citizens living on tribal lands, and 68% of those in ...


The Northern Maine Coalition On Undoing Racism Papers On "A Statement About Racist Research", Northern Maine Coalition On Undoing Racism Jan 2021

The Northern Maine Coalition On Undoing Racism Papers On "A Statement About Racist Research", Northern Maine Coalition On Undoing Racism

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

An undated statement from the Northern Maine Coalition on Undoing Racism refuting "research which serves to perpetuate stereotypes of minority group members, and encourages policies and programs which promote racial harmony as an American way of life."


Hutchinson Center_Racial Equity, Implicit Bias & Diversity Training Webpage, University Of Maine Hutchinson Center Jan 2021

Hutchinson Center_Racial Equity, Implicit Bias & Diversity Training Webpage, University Of Maine Hutchinson Center

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

Screenshot of the University of Maine Hutchinson Center webpage for online Racial Equity, Implicit Bias & Diversity Training featuring the speakers David Patrick and Desiree Vargas.


University Of Maine Office For Diversity And Inclusion Webpages, University Of Maine Office For Diversity And Inclusion Jan 2021

University Of Maine Office For Diversity And Inclusion Webpages, University Of Maine Office For Diversity And Inclusion

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

Screenshots of the webpages of the University of Maine Office for Diversity and Inclusion.


Photograph Of Dr. Stanley J. Evans, University Of Maine Jan 2021

Photograph Of Dr. Stanley J. Evans, University Of Maine

University of Maine Racial Justice Collection

Photograph of Dr. Stanley J. Evans who was vice chair of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees and served as trustee from 1971-1988. Dr Evans was a pioneer in drug and alcohol treatment including at Eastern Medical Medical Center. Dr. Evans was also a member of both the Maine Civil Liberties Union Board of Directors and NAACP.