Indigenous Reflections on the Royal River
Below is a timeline of YCARE events, activities and partnerships in order starting from the most recent in which illustrate how YCARE members are working to support Yarmouth becoming increasingly racially equitable.
Learn & Respond
Bringing people together to learn about and to respond to injustice in our community and beyond. We need systems that are deliberately supporting racial equity through proactive and preventative measures.
Reflections on the First Reading of YCARE Land Acknowledgement
Supporting the Black Student Union at Yarmouth High School
Invitation to a First Reading of the YCARE Land Acknowledgement
Friends of the Presumpscot River Ceremony for Indigenous People's Day
YCARE Meets with Freeport Councilperson Daniel Pilch
“Freedom & Captivity: Maine Voices Beyond Prison Walls,” UMVA Gallery, Portland Maine.
#Teach Truth Rally at 91- 97 Main Street, Yarmouth
First Meeting of the YCARE Land Acknowledgement Working Group
Interview with Debbie Leighton
“One Year Later” YCARE Meeting in Royal River Park
Little Free Justice Library established
#Teach Truth Rally at the Captain Walter Gendall Memorial Plaque, Route 188, Yarmouth
Removal of “Historic Yarmouth” sign in front of the Ledge Cemetery
Letter to the Editor in Portland Press Herald: "Racism Response Will Be A Journey for Yarmouth"
Restorative Justice Community Conversations
Yarmouth Police Investigating Racist Slurs Painted on Road
2nd YCARE Panel Discussion "It's Never Too Late for Justice", Sept 28, 2020
Screening of the film "Just Mercy" in the Royal River Park
1st YCARE Panel Discussion on Race, Justice, & Incarceration, Sept. 14, 2021