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Racial Justice in Action: Work Happening Across Maine to Forward Greater Racial Justice

Maine Public

A look at what has happened across the state to forward racial justice since the protests erupted last summer in the wake of George Floyd’s death. From state action to youth activism to police reform, local governments, schools, police departments and community groups are taking steps to raise awareness and implement change for greater racial justice.


Dustin Ward, racial equity and reconciliation advocate; founder of It Is Time …; former pastor

Sean Lally, chief, Westbrook Police Department

Dr. Noelle Chaddock, vice president for equity & inclusion, Bates College

Abdul Ali, activist for juvenile justice and racial equity

Carin Schykterz, chair, Bangor School Board


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.