In this first session of MPC's Summer Learning Series, we will hear from Jennifer Beck from the John T. Gorman Foundation about what was learned through the COVID-19: Racial and Geographic Disparities in Maine report. We will hear a brief overview about the findings before opening up for a Q&A and discussion on how to use the results of the report in our work in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector.
Please take a look at the report before the session to generate a more meaningful and transformative discussion.
About the Summer Learning Series
At MPC, we believe in the value of learning – it is how we grow as a philanthropic and nonprofit community to become the most effective we can be.
This summer, join us for a series of informal virtual gatherings to learn more about recent Maine-focused research and reports that explores important issues in our community. We will hear from the creators about what they learned through their research, with ample time set aside for questions and discussion about how the results can be transformed into action that supports the people of Maine.
Come ready to be curious, ask questions, and strategize with your peers in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector to work towards a more vibrant, just, and equitable Maine.
Session 1: June 29, 2022 10am – 11am Registration
Report: COVID-19: Racial and Geographic Disparities in Maine (John T. Gorman Foundation)
Session 3: August 10, 2022 10am – 11am Registration
Report: Lives in Limbo: How the Boston Asylum Office Fails Asylum Seekers (Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, ACLU of Maine, Maine Law)