Being Black in America: UMaine Alumni Webinar

Join UMaine alumni and friends for an important panel discussion:

“George Floyd, Anti-Black Racism, and #BlackLivesMatter”

Thursday, June 11th

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Eastern)

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Pacific)

via Zoom videoconference

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:

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

Registration for this event has reached capacity. If you would still like to watch tomorrow please check the Alumni Association’s Facebook page for the live stream at 11 a.m.. Please pose any questions you might have in comments on the stream and your questions will be sent to the host to be addressed on the Zoom call.

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