About the Robert Talbot Civil Rights Speaker Series

The Robert Talbot Civil Rights Speaker Series promotes dialogue and engagement that advances the political, social, educational, and economic equality of all U.S. residents.

Established in 2021 by the Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP and the University of Maine Alumni Association, the series is named in honor of Robert “Bob” Talbot. For decades the Bangor native has been one of Maine’s foremost leaders in the pursuit of racial equity, justice, and non-discriminatory policies and practices. 

The Robert Talbot Civil Rights Speaker Series will consist of an annual fall event featuring one or more high-profile state or national civil rights activists. Each year’s program will be held on the UMaine campus unless circumstances require the event to be held online. Given the series’ educational importance, the annual event will be structured to attract and accommodate students and members of the public. No admission fee will be charged.

Donations to the fund are tax-deductible and are held by the University of Maine Foundation. Donations and sponsorships will be used solely to cover costs associated with the annual event, which will be organized by the Alumni Association in coordination with the Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP. Tax-deductible donations may be made here. Thank you!

Contact Aysha Vear at aysha.vear@maine.edu for more information.

 

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