Racial Injustice: Uplifting black and brown youth voices

July 22, 2020

Racial Injustice: Uplifting black and brown youth voices to inspire change

Featured guests:

  • Ladislas (Ladi) Nzeyimana, Youth Activist and Organizer with Portland Empowered and Maine Youth Justice (Facilitator)
  • Judicaelle Irakoze, Immigrant and Women’s Rights Activist, Executive Director of Choose Yourself
  • Abdul Ali, Community Activist and Lead Organizer with Maine Youth Justice
  • Jackie Majano, Community and Women’s Rights Activist
  • Gracia Bareti, Community Organizer and Activist, Co-Organizer of Portland’s Juneteenth Rally
  • Fiona Akilo Stawarz, Community and Social Change Activist


Wednesday July 22, 2020

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Online public forum


Webinar overview:

​Too often, the youth voice is left out of the critical conversations about how to make change in our society. This forum offered a platform for black and brown youth voices in our community to share their experiences navigating systems of oppression in an effort to build a more anti-racist society and inspire change.


About the series:

On Juneteenth (June 19, 2020), the University of Maine School of Law launched a series of conversations which are designed to identify ways to change public policies, amend legal rules, and transform our society by eliminating racial injustice. These virtual forums are free and open to the public, but registration is required.