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Updated Resources For Planning Accessible Events Available Online, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications Dec 2020

Updated Resources For Planning Accessible Events Available Online, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications

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“Planning Accessible Meetings and Conferences: A Suggested Checklist and Guide” is a free resource developed by the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies in partnership with Speaking Up for Us, a Maine organization run by and for adults who live with developmental disabilities. The checklist is designed to help people, groups or organizations plan a meeting or conference that is inclusive and welcoming by providing practical suggestions that promote meaningful participation for everyone.


President's Council On Diversity, Equity And Inclusion: Findings And Recommendations Report, University Of Maine President's Council On Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Dec 2020

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

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Report from the President’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with recommendations for expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion on the University of Maine (UM) and the University of Maine at Machias (UMM) campuses.

The President’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion began its work in October 2020, charged with advising “the President and members of the President’s Cabinet on matters of diversity, equity and inclusion at [UM] and [UMM] and to provide an annual report to the President on the status and efforts to ensure that inclusive excellence is foundational at the University.”

The Council includes 33 ...


Karen Sieber Speaks About Hidden History Of Violence At Umaine, Megan Ashe Dec 2020

Karen Sieber Speaks About Hidden History Of Violence At Umaine, Megan Ashe

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On Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, Karen Sieber, the Humanities Specialist at the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, presented a talk called “Tarred and Feathered: UMaine’s Hidden Connection to the Red Summer of 1919.” The Red Summer occurred during the year of 1919 and was in reference to nationwide widespreadviolence against Black people, but particularly Black men. Sieber is a historian and specializes in both public history and the digital humanities. This experiencecombined with her own thirst for knowledge led her to begin to create an archive to document this time in history after a trip to Knoxville, Tennessee.


Tarred And Feathered: Umaine’S Hidden Connection To The Red Summer Of 1919 Event, University Of Maine Clement And Linda Mcgillicuddy Humanities Center Dec 2020

Tarred And Feathered: Umaine’S Hidden Connection To The Red Summer Of 1919 Event, University Of Maine Clement And Linda Mcgillicuddy Humanities Center

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Screenshot of a webpage for the event "Tarred and Feathered: UMaine’s Hidden Connection to the Red Summer of 1919" which featured a talk from Karen Sieber, Humanities Specialist at the McGillicuddy Humanities Center. The event was co-sponsored by the McGillicuddy Humanities Center and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.


Letter To The Editor: Why Does Umaine Athletics Continue To Stay Silent On The Black Lives Matter Movement?, University Of Maine Black Student Union Nov 2020

Letter To The Editor: Why Does Umaine Athletics Continue To Stay Silent On The Black Lives Matter Movement?, University Of Maine Black Student Union

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In the 2019-2020 school year there are a reported 164 African American identifying students currently enrolled at the University of Maine. This represents about 2%of campus, while Black students represent a clear majority of the student athlete community at UMaine. At an institution like UMaine where the only class offered that highlights Black identities is an introduction to African American history course, we are left to wonder if there is a lack of cohesion between obligation towards students and the responsibilities of the university.


Identity And Liberation, Women’S Gender And Sexuality Studies Oct 2020

Identity And Liberation, Women’S Gender And Sexuality Studies

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“Suppose I start by stating that I am a straight white cis man from a working-class family. What does that even mean? How does it affect my actions, my values, and my decision to give this talk? Is this talk problematic? Do we need another white guy dispensing advice on race, gender, class, and more? I’m going to share some stories, some revelations, and some quotes that have helped me along. Most of these are stories of failures, don’t expect to be inspired. However, I do think I can offer at least my own perspective on working to ...


Fogler Library_Health Equity And Health Disparity Libguide, Jennifer Bonnet Oct 2020

Fogler Library_Health Equity And Health Disparity Libguide, Jennifer Bonnet

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Screenshots of a LibGuide on the subject of health equity and health disparity.


College Of Education And Human Development Diversity And Difference Committee, University Of Maine College Of Education And Human Development Sep 2020

College Of Education And Human Development Diversity And Difference Committee, University Of Maine College Of Education And Human Development

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The COEHD Diversity and Difference Standing Committee serves as a clearinghouse for activities, expertise, and curriculum materials related to diversity and difference. The Committee enhances communication, scholarship collaboration, coordination of professional developments and sharing of resources among those engaged in learning about diversity and difference. It also works to promote diversity in all aspects of the College of Education and Human Development. Each school elects one member to serve on the Diversity and Difference Committee, and one additional member is elected as an at-large member.


Office Of The President Of The University Of Maine Report On C.C. Little Hall Task Force Statement And Community Input, University Of Maine Sep 2020

Office Of The President Of The University Of Maine Report On C.C. Little Hall Task Force Statement And Community Input, University Of Maine

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University of Maine Office of the President webpage, from September 2020 on the C.C. Little Hall Task Force, which was put together by President Joan Ferrini-Mundy in order to rename C.C Little Hall, named after former UMaine President Clarence Cook Little from 1922 to 1925. The webpage includes information on why the task force and what they have come up with in order to rename the building. It includes a 'Six building name criteria: Specific naming principles' and 'Ranked Recommendations' created by the task force. The purpose of this webpage was to request community input on what to ...


The University Of Maine Office Of The President's 'Maine Memo' To Announce "The University Of Maine In Fall 2020: Learning, Discovering, And Partnering With Inclusive Excellence As The Core", Joan Ferrini-Mundy Sep 2020

The University Of Maine Office Of The President's 'Maine Memo' To Announce "The University Of Maine In Fall 2020: Learning, Discovering, And Partnering With Inclusive Excellence As The Core", Joan Ferrini-Mundy

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University President Joan Ferrini-Mundy's first weekly Maine Memo email newsletter to the University of Maine community for the fall semester 2020. The newsletter includes a copy of Ferrini-Mundy's Fall 2020 Convocation remarks that touch on "national waves of unrest and urgent demands for racial justice, in the wake of the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, and the shooting of Jacob Blake."


Women, Gender, And Sexuality Studies Department Fall 2020 Newsletter, Laura Cowan Aug 2020

Women, Gender, And Sexuality Studies Department Fall 2020 Newsletter, Laura Cowan

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This Women, Gender, and Sexuality newsletter from the Fall of 2020, August 11, includes a statement on Black Lives Matter and the department's commitment to anti-racism. The newsletter also includes the departure of Dr Susan Gardner from department head and the introduction of new department head, Dr Laura Cowan. The newsletter features other information on Academic Advising, WGS395 Internship possibilities, WGS Office Operations in Fall 2020, WGS community, and Upcoming Events. The letter ends with a land-recognition of UMaine on Penobscot land.


The Racial Justice Challenge Created By The University Of Maine's Raymond H. Fogler Library And The Office For Diversity And Inclusion In Fall 2020, Jennifer I. Bonnet Aug 2020

The Racial Justice Challenge Created By The University Of Maine's Raymond H. Fogler Library And The Office For Diversity And Inclusion In Fall 2020, Jennifer I. Bonnet

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This Racial Justice Challenge was created by the University of Maine's Raymond H. Fogler Library and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion for the week of August 3-7, 2020. The challenge consists of five days of activities and exercises intended to provide a supportive space to learn, share information, and take action toward racial justice. This challenge had over 2000 participants from all over the United States and some International representation, ranging from middle schoolers to retirees. Included in this file is each day and the action plan needed for day five.


Black Lives Matter Unity March Poster, Unknown Author Aug 2020

Black Lives Matter Unity March Poster, Unknown Author

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Poster for a Black Lives Matter Unity March held on the University of Maine campus August 30, 2020.


University Of Maine Counseling Center Letter Of Commitment To Racial And Social Justice, University Of Maine Counseling Center Jul 2020

University Of Maine Counseling Center Letter Of Commitment To Racial And Social Justice, University Of Maine Counseling Center

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Letter from University of Maine Counseling Center Staff acknowledging "that individual, systemic, and structural racism exists in the United States" and on the UMaine campus and expressing a renewal of "[o]ur long standing commitment to social justice..."


President Appoints Council On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion, University Of Maine Alumni Association Jul 2020

President Appoints Council On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion, University Of Maine Alumni Association

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UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy has appointed a Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to advise campus leadership and report on the University’s efforts and actions to ensure inclusive excellence.


The University Of Maine News Article On "Umaine Names President's Council On Diversity, Equity And Inclusion", University Of Maine Jul 2020

The University Of Maine News Article On "Umaine Names President's Council On Diversity, Equity And Inclusion", University Of Maine

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A University of Maine News article titled "UMaine names President's Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion" written on July 17, 2020. This article states University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy appointed a 30-member council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to advise campus leadership and the institutions efforts and action on inclusiveness. The article names each council member and the council's goals.


University Of Maine Diversity Leadership Institute, University Of Maine Division Of Lifelong Learning Jul 2020

University Of Maine Diversity Leadership Institute, University Of Maine Division Of Lifelong Learning

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"As a group we learned and explored all of the intricacies of diversity, which helped us to examine our own experiences, beliefs, and actions. I am very glad that I was given the opportunity to participate in UMDLI. I didn't really know what to expect at first, but the experience has affected me in so many ways. I have learned so much through readings, videos, presentations, conversations and activities, I have met amazing people that I hope will remain my friends long after we depart, and I have looked deeply into my own experiences and beliefs. I hope that ...


Jazz Studies Statement On 'Black Lives Matter', University Of Maine School Of Performing Arts, Jazz Studies Jul 2020

Jazz Studies Statement On 'Black Lives Matter', University Of Maine School Of Performing Arts, Jazz Studies

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Statement by Jazz Studies faculty at the University of Maine School of Performing Arts, standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and acknowledging "African-American for the cumulative, creative vision that we have come to call Jazz music."


College Of Education And Human Development Diversity Resources, University Of Maine College Of Education And Human Development Jul 2020

College Of Education And Human Development Diversity Resources, University Of Maine College Of Education And Human Development

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Web-based list of reading and viewing materials compiled by the College of Education and Human Development to encourage research, thought, and dialog about diverse learners and ideas.


Photograph Of Black Lives Matter Sign, Matthew Revitt Jun 2020

Photograph Of Black Lives Matter Sign, Matthew Revitt

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Photograph of a "Black Lives Matters" sign taken in Veazie, Maine. Many such signs were erected in response to the murder of George Floyd in the spring of 2020.


The University Of Maine Office Of The President's Community Message On The Clarence C. Little Hall Name Change And Task Force, University Of Maine Jun 2020

The University Of Maine Office Of The President's Community Message On The Clarence C. Little Hall Name Change And Task Force, University Of Maine

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This article on the University of Maine Office of the President's Community Message on the Clarence C. Little Hall Name Change and Task Force, posted June 29, 2020, features the creation of a task force to critique whether an individual's name should be removed from a UMaine building, specifically Clarence C. Little, UMaine president from 1922-1925. The article includes the history of C.C. Little, a supporter of the American Eugenics movement, and the purpose and commitment of the task-force.


C.C. Little Hall Name Task Force Final Report, University Of Maine Jun 2020

C.C. Little Hall Name Task Force Final Report, University Of Maine

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The C.C. Little Hall Name Task Force's final report. The report includes the 'Purpose and Scope of the Task Force', 'Task Force Members', and 'Executive Summary'. Then the 'Task Force Recommendations for Building Name Criteria' and a section on 'Should Clarence C. Little's Name be Removed from UMaine's Little Hall?' with a 'General Biography', 'Little's Questionable Scientific Work', 'Arguments Against the Little Hall Name Change', 'Arguments in Favor of the Little Hall Name Change', the and 'Task Force Recommendation to Change the Name of Little Hall'. Lastly is the 'Renaming Process: Beyond C.C. Little ...


Alumni Panelist Presentation On George Floyd, Anti-Black Racism, And #Blacklivesmatter Email, John N. Diamond, Elizabeth Russell Jun 2020

Alumni Panelist Presentation On George Floyd, Anti-Black Racism, And #Blacklivesmatter Email, John N. Diamond, Elizabeth Russell

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Email from John N. Diamond, President and Executive Director, University of Maine Alumni Association on the June 11th Alumni presentation on the "Perspective and Experience of Blacks in the U.S". The presentation was titled "George Floyd, Anti-Black Racism, and #BlackLivesMatter". The email states that approximately 1,000 individuals watched the panel discussion live or the online recording.


The University Of Maine Office Of The President Article On The "Community Message From President And Cabinet Regarding Juneteenth", University Of Maine Jun 2020

The University Of Maine Office Of The President Article On The "Community Message From President And Cabinet Regarding Juneteenth", University Of Maine

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This University of Maine Office of the President article on the "Community Message from President and Cabinet Regarding Juneteenth," posted on June 18, 2020, features the history of Maine's relation with the emancipation proclamation and the communities progress with inclusivity and anti-racism.


Diversity And Difference Committee Reading List, College Of Education And Human Development Diversity And Difference Committee, Asli Sezen-Barrie, Catharine Biddle, Faith Erhardt, Sara Flanagan, Leah Hakkola, Tammy Mills, Bryan Silverman, Kazuhiko Yanagi Jun 2020

Diversity And Difference Committee Reading List, College Of Education And Human Development Diversity And Difference Committee, Asli Sezen-Barrie, Catharine Biddle, Faith Erhardt, Sara Flanagan, Leah Hakkola, Tammy Mills, Bryan Silverman, Kazuhiko Yanagi

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Reading list of resources compiled by members of the College of Education and Human Development Diversity and Difference Committee to promote "reflection and deep thinking...to help us all reflect on what we can do to dismantle white supremacy, in and outside the academy."


Flyer For University Of Maine Alumni Association's Presentation On Perspectives And Experiences Of Being Black In The U.S., University Of Maine Alumni Association Jun 2020

Flyer For University Of Maine Alumni Association's Presentation On Perspectives And Experiences Of Being Black In The U.S., University Of Maine Alumni Association

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This flyer is for the University of Maine Alumni Association's presentation from June 11, 2020 of three alumni panelists on their perspective and experiences of being Black in the U.S. The panelists include Dr. Shontay Delalue, class of 2000 and 2003 graduate, Jojo Oliphant, class of 2000, and Jean Point Du Jour, class of 2017 and 2019 graduate. The headline states "George Floyd, Anti-Black Racism, and #BlackLivesMatter". This was based off the social climate at the time, with the death of George Floyd, and the movement Black Lives Matter, created in 2012.


The University Of Maine Office Of The President's 'Maine Memo' To Address The Death Of George Floyd And The University's Commitment To Anti-Racism, Joan Ferrini-Mundy Jun 2020

The University Of Maine Office Of The President's 'Maine Memo' To Address The Death Of George Floyd And The University's Commitment To Anti-Racism, Joan Ferrini-Mundy

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This University of Maine Office of the President's 'Maine Memo' to address the Death of George Floyd and the University's Commitment to Anti-Racism, posted on June 10, 2020, includes the university's statement to its commitment to the core values of inclusion, diversity, and anti-racism and the actions towards each value. The Memo also includes the history of the University's relation with the land grant movement and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The statement discusses what many consider to be the first UMaine Black graduate Ada Viola Peters in 1927.


Equity Oriented Community Of Practice, University Of Maine Rising Tide Center Jun 2020

Equity Oriented Community Of Practice, University Of Maine Rising Tide Center

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UMaine faculty, instructors, and staff across colleges and departments exploring issues of equity, diversity, and power in their academic work.


The University Of Maine Office Of The President's Community Statement On Racist Behaviors Of A Prospective Incoming Umaine Student, University Of Maine Jun 2020

The University Of Maine Office Of The President's Community Statement On Racist Behaviors Of A Prospective Incoming Umaine Student, University Of Maine

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This University of Maine Office of the President's Community Statement on Racist behaviors of a Prospective Incoming UMaine Student, posted June 4, 2020, includes the concern of students towards a prospective incoming UMaine student, who had posted "deeply offensive slurs" on social media. It also includes the statement of the university values on anti-racism and the repercussions on future student's behavior.


University Of Maine Alumni Association On Resources For Confronting Racial Injustice And Self-Reflection, University Of Maine Alumni Association Jun 2020

University Of Maine Alumni Association On Resources For Confronting Racial Injustice And Self-Reflection, University Of Maine Alumni Association

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University of Maine's Alumni Association post on Resources for Confronting Racial Injustice including questions to consider during critical self-reflection and a list of sub themes with links and resources relating to theme. Themes included are 'Historical and Contemporary Contexts', 'Leading Departments and Supporting Team Members', 'Information on Allyship', 'Organizations Confronting Anti-Black Racism in the U.S.', Books, and Miscellaneous Resources.