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USM Professors to Speak at NAACP Portland Branch Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

University of Southern Maine’s Professor of English Eve Raimon and Professor of Educational Leadership Lynn Miller will both speak at the NAACP Portland Branch’s 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration titled “The People’s State of the State: What Does Equity Look Like in Maine?” The breakfast will take place at 8 a.m., Monday, January 16 in the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, and tickets must be purchased directly from the NAACP Portland Branch. For more information about the breakfast, call 207-650-8704.

During the breakfast, Professors Raimon and Miller will present on “‘The Burden Belongs to the Nation’: The State of Education Equity in Maine.”

Raimon team-teaches the course “What is ‘Race?’” and the political history of miscegenation. Her current co-authored book project is “Beyond the Black Heritage Trail: Race, Place, and Public Memory in New England.” Miller is director of the Southern Maine Partnership at USM, a school-university collaboration linking schools and the university since 1985. Before coming to USM, she was involved in the Worcester Teacher Corps and in Boston public school desegregation efforts.

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