Maine Students Will Gather in Augusta to Celebrate Civil Rights

May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009

Maine Students Gather in Augusta to Celebrate Civil Rights

Contact: Thom Harnett, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Phone: (207) 626-8897

WHAT: Civil Rights Team Project Spring Convention

WHERE: Augusta Civic Center

WHEN: Monday, May 18, 2007

TIME: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

On Monday, May 18, 2009 almost 1,000 students and faculty members from 70 Maine elementary, middle and high schools will gather at the Augusta Civic Center for the Statewide Conference of the Civil Rights Team Project (CRTP). The CRTP, a project of the Office of the Attorney General, is a student-led program designed to reduce bias and harassment in Maine?s schools. At the Statewide Conference, students from across Maine will attend workshops designed to increase their understanding of bias-based harassment and ways to confront it.

Attorney General Janet T. Mills will speak at the conference providing the keynote address to open the day at 8:30 am. After that, students and faculty will have the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops.

A complete conference agenda is available on request.