Maine Beacon: Mainers of Color Confront Outbreaks of Both Violence & The Virus

David Patrick of Racial Equity and Justice joins the podcast to discuss the rally and march in downtown Bangor he helped organize this week and the demonstrations across the country in the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

Maine People’s Alliance organizer Mohamed Ali Ibrahim joins to discuss the outbreak of COVID-19 among New Mainers in Lewiston, what actions public health officials are taking and how the community is responding.

Also: A remembrance of Immigrant Welcome Center director and former MPA organizer Alain Nahimani.

Plus: Esther lists some of the times white people have rioted, mostly over sports.

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The Maine Beacon Podcast is a project of the Maine People’s Alliance, produced to highlight the experiences of everyday Mainers, share information about the political and policy processes that affect Maine people, and promote a progressive worldview based on community, fairness and investing in the future.

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