Former Maine Congressman Tom Andrews, President of United to End Genocide, will be speaking at an event exploring the connections between genocide and the state of Maine. Interviews available.
The event, Genocide and ME: Shining the Light of Truth, offers a powerful opportunity for the people of Maine to learn, feel, think about and take action around issues of genocide as it occurs abroad, as it has affected recent refugees and as it has been waged against the first people of the State, the Wabanaki.
The event is presented by Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Maine-Wabanaki REACH, the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission and United to End Genocide along with 18 local and national sponsors providing support.
“I was proud to represent the state of Maine in Congress. And now as the head of United to End Genocide, I'm even prouder of the work the people of Maine are doing to confront a history that includes the forcible separation of Native American children from their families,” said Andrews.
The event will include visuals, music and poetry.
Hon. Tom Andrews, former Congressman (D-ME), President, United to End Genocide
Monique Mutumwinka, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
Maria Girouard, Maine-Wabanaki REACH
Thursday, November 20
5:30 p.m. EST
Hannaford Hall, located in the Abromson Community Education Center
University of Southern Maine – Portland
88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine 04104