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George Floyd, Anti-Black Racism, and #BlackLivesMatter (online)

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The violent death of George Floyd while in police custody on May 25th continues to roil our nation. As history documents, what happened that day in Minneapolis was no isolated incident. Sadly, it was yet another example of American society’s legacy of slavery, segregation, discrimination, and injustice regarding black individuals.

The webinar is intended to help all attendees better understand and acknowledge the life experiences of being black in the U.S. Three members of the UMaine Alumni community will share their perspectives and answer questions:

  • Dr. Shontay Delalue ’00, ’03G, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Inclusion, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Jojo Oliphant ’00, owner of Bell the Cat Restaurant and Deli, Belfast, ME (also a member of the UMaine Alumni Association Board of Directors)
  • Jean Point Du Jour ’17, ’19G, real estate investor and property manager, Bangor, ME

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will also take part in the discussion.

Click here to register. The session is free but is limited to 300 registrants.

Participants suggest reviewing these items in advance of the webinar:

Timeline of Events Related to George Floyd’s Death

Call It What It Is: Anti-Blackness

The Question White Parents Don’t Face — “Why do they hate us?”

TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Details

Date:
June 11
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Venue

Online