USM  State of Black Maine Symposium 

Moderator Rose Barboza, of Black Owned Maine, and the “State of Black Industry” panel.
Portland City Councilor Pious Ali, and Deering High School Principal Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed speak with an attendee.
DJ Genius Black provided musical entertainment during lunch.
Kenneth Lewis, Green Memorial AME Zion Church; Speaker of the House Rachel Talbot Ross; Angela Okafor, The Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous & Tribal Populations.
Idella Glenn, Ph. D., Vice President of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Impact at USM.
Gerald and Anita Talbot
City Councilor Pious Ali, City Councilor Roberto Rodriguez, [Not Identified], Speaker of the House Rachel Talbot Ross, State Representative Deqa Dhalac, and City Councilor Regina Phillips.

Riverbank Park, Westbrook

Hair carefully styled to celebrate an important date in Black history.
Students Bella Zollarcoffer (L) and Priscilla Nzolameso at the Black Girl Hair information table.
Sisters intent on their creations at the art and crafting table.
While fondly known around Westbrook as “The Bongo Man” when asked he identified himself as “The Master of Theology”.

Juneteenth and World Refugee Day in Congress Square Park, Portland

Visitors to Congress Square Park as the Juneteenth Celebration is about to begin.
J-Wizdum, composer, producer, and beatmaker during his set in Congress Square Park sponsored by Monday of the Minds.
Portland Director of Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Umaru Balde.
Immigrant Welcome Center Community Navigator Hodan Ali applying intricate henna designs.