Attorney General Schneider and 46 Civil Rights Teams from Schools across Maine Attend Diversity Day at Hadlock Field

May 7, 2012

AUGUSTA ? Attorney General William J. Schneider, 650 students from schools throughout Maine and the Portland Sea Dogs will celebrate ?Diversity Day? at Hadlock Field tonight. The students are members of civil rights teams working with the Maine Civil Rights Team Project to increase school safety and reduce the incidence of bias-motivated harassment and violence.

The Civil Rights Team Project is housed in the Office of the Attorney General and is a school-based program aimed at increasing the safety of high school, middle school and elementary school students regardless of race, national origin, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

?We want to recognize our student civil rights teams for encouraging students to see differences as positive,? said Attorney General Schneider. ?These young leaders and their dedicated advisors are creating a culture of respect in their schools and communities. I want to thank the Sea Dogs for putting the spotlight on these great kids and the Civil Rights Team Project.?

The pre-game ceremony begins at 5:25 p.m. and will include recognition of the teams and the first pitch from the attorney general. The Portland Sea Dogs take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats beginning at 6:00 p.m.

For more information about the Civil Rights Team Project, contact Brandon Baldwin at (207) 626-8548 or