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Anti-Racism Resource Team & Wabanaki REACH Present
Interacting with Wabanaki-Maine History Workshop

Interacting with Wabanaki-Maine History – Monday, November 1st at 6PM
This program is a two hour interactive experience in which we engage in a story of particular events in the history of 400-years of colonization of Wabanaki people by Europeans in this territory now called the state of Maine.

This highly engaging experience requires our full participation in order to genuinely increase our understanding of colonization and what it means for current descendants and future generations; to reflect on what story we are writing for our grandchildren. We ask participants to participate with their cameras on throughout the presentation in order to experience the program to its fullest.

Upon recommendation from Wabanaki REACH, given the subject matter we will be discussing and the length of time we will be gathered together on zoom, we will need at least 20 participants to run the workshop and will need to cap attendance at 50. Should we get 50 registrations quickly and, when you sign up, you find that this program is full, that will be a sign to us that we should organize a second workshop with this information. We will have a sign up sheet available for those who wish to register for a future workshop. Please contact Rev. Chrissy Cataldo if we’ve hit capacity for this workshop and you would like to attend the next one.

You can learn more about Wabanaki REACH by visiting their website www.mainewabanakireach.org

28-Day Anti-Racism Pentecost Challenge 2021 Blog

This event has ended; All Blog Posts are available below!

By Rev. Chrissy Cataldo / June 9, 2021

June 9th: Devotional 18

Watch this short video: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRnoddGTMTY Check-out: Restorative Justice Social Media facebook.com/RJIMaine/: https://www.facebook.com/RJIMaine/

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By Rev. Chrissy Cataldo / June 8, 2021

June 8th: Devotional 17

Watch or Listen The Cost of Racism (transcript is also available on the page): https://www.ted.com/talks/heather_c_mcghee_racism_has_a_cost_for_everyone?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

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By Rev. Chrissy Cataldo / June 7, 2021

June 7th: Devotional 16

Read: Moving beyond Diversity and Toward Equity: https://hbr.org/2020/06/moving-beyond-diversity-toward-racial-equity

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By Rev. Chrissy Cataldo / June 6, 2021

June 6th: Devotional 15

Watch this video (or read the transcript available at the link): Color Blind or Color Brave? https://www.ted.com/talks/mellody_hobson_color_blind_or_color_brave

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By Rev. Chrissy Cataldo / June 5, 2021

June 5th: Devotional 14

Learn more about significant issues in the justice system in this talk called "We Need to Talk about Injustice" by...

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By Rev. Chrissy Cataldo / June 4, 2021

June 4th: Devotional 13

Read or listen to this piece, "Why Now,White People?" https://www.npr.org/2020/06/16/878963732/why-now-white-people

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By Rev. Chrissy Cataldo / June 3, 2021

June 3rd: Devotional 12

Articles: George Floyd: Understanding the Protests: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52904593 The Lie We Tell Ourselves About Race: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/10/955392813/the-lies-we-tell-ourselves-about-race

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By Rev. Chrissy Cataldo / June 2, 2021

June 2nd: Devotional 11

Read this scripture: Matthew 22:37-39: He said to him, ‘ “You shall love the Lord your God with all your...

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By Rev. Chrissy Cataldo / June 1, 2021

June 1st: Devotional 10

Pray this prayer:  O Creator of all, I am grateful for your presence and this time to be with You. ...

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By Rev. Chrissy Cataldo / May 31, 2021

May 31st: Devotional 9

We are currently in a time when there has been an uptick in racist harassment and violence against Asian and...

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Interacting with Wabanaki-Maine History Workshop Registration

The Anti-Racism Resource Team is a group of clergy and lay members of the Maine Conference UCC committed to dismantling racism in all its forms. We welcome others to join us in the pursuit of justice.

Our Main Focus is to:

  • Identify and provide Anti-Racism training and education resources;
  • Be a communication hub, inspiring advocacy in the Maine Conference UCC;
  • Listen for the concerns people of color face in Maine and beyond, and seek to take action; and
  • Discover how the “New Jim Crow” manifests itself in Maine and ways to respond.

Team Members: Allison Smith, Linette George, Steve Gray, Chrissy Cataldo, Alyssa Lodewick, Sarah Pringle-Lewis, and John Cunningham.