Welcome to the Racial Justice Challenge.
This week is intended to provide a supportive space to learn, share information, and take action toward racial justice. We are excited to share that there are over 2000 participants from all over the United States (and some international representation), ranging from middle schoolers to retirees! We're glad you are joining us on this journey. Some things to consider:
This program was designed by Madelyn Woods, PhD student in Earth and Climate Sciences, Anila Karunakar, Director of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and Jen Bonnet, Social Sciences and Humanities Librarian, all at the University of Maine.
The University of Maine recognizes that it is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation, where issues of water and territorial rights, and encroachment upon sacred sites, are ongoing. Penobscot homeland is connected to the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations — the Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Micmac — through kinship, alliances and diplomacy. The university also recognizes that the Penobscot Nation and the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations are distinct, sovereign, legal and political entities with their own powers of self-governance and self-determination.
Have questions about this challenge or about any of the tasks? Don't hesitate to contact Jen Bonnet.
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