Carol Wishcamper, Carla Hunt and Ann Donaghy, supporters of Maine-Wabanaki REACH, are organizing an educational fundraiser on September 8, 2019 at Carol's home in Freeport. This event will create a space for connecting, learning, and restorative practice - deepening our understanding, connections with one another, and financial support for REACH programs.
How may I attend?
REACH is extending an invitation to our contacts for an additional forty participants. The event is asking for a $50 donation per person to attend. All proceeds will go to support programming that directly benefits Wabanaki people. We hope you might consider attending this unique fundraiser event. To register and make a donation by buying a ticket, please scroll to the bottom of this page. RSVP’s will be accepted in a first come first serve basis.
When: Sunday, September 8 from 4:30-7:30pm.
Where: Wishcamper Barn, 35 Little River Lane, Freeport
What: We will gather and be inspired to think individually and collectively about how to answer the question: “What can I do during this time when the world needs us to be engaged as our best selves?”
Who: Maria Girouard, REACH Executive Director and Esther Anne, REACH Co-Founder and current Board Secretary, will be traveling from Indian Island to lead us through lively activities and thoughtful conversation. They will be joined by other REACH Board members, staff, and volunteers, providing lots of opportunities for visiting and conversation.
How: Please RSVP by August 30 by completing the registration form at the bottom of this page.
“As Maine prepares to celebrate its 200th birthday, let us reflect on the status of tribal communities here in Maine and acknowledge the harms done from earliest contact and from colonization. It is not that we as individuals have perpetrated these historic harms, but that we benefit from inequitable systems that continue to this day.
As we look to the past, we must also look forward with hope and a clear vision of what the next 200 years will look like and commit to creating an equitable Maine we can be proud to leave to our grandchildren.
Our time together will include interactive activities and engaging discussion as well as opportunities to make new friends, and to enjoy delicious homemade food, including ‘frybread’ which is known in tribal communities as a symbol of the tenacity and brilliance of indigenous people.”
~ Carol Wishcamper