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HMS Civil Rights Team
Joan Adler
Sunday, October 28, 2018

This year's Civil Rights Team is hard at work, having attended a recent, state-wide conference, and welcomed guest speaker Amy Sneirson to HMS. Ms. Sneirson works for the Maine Human Rights Commission. She joined a HMS Civil Rights Team (CRT) meeting on October 1, to talk with members about the six categories that are protected under the Maine Civil Rights Law. These categories include Gender (identity and expression), Race/Skin Color, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Disabilities (Physical and Mental), and National Origin/Ancestry. Ms. Sneirson shared examples of court cases from each category, here in Maine. These examples brought a clearer understanding of the Maine Civil Rights Law to the CRT members, and reinforced their mission of getting schools to think and talk about these categories. Thank you Amy, for taking time out of your busy day to share your expertise with our HMS CRT!

Amy Sneirson and Charlotte Agell

We thank these students, and CRT advisors, Laura Mike and Charlotte Agell, for their commitment to this team and its mission. This year's Civil Rights Team members include:

Lerman Waiss
Ingid Isaro
Ava Jutras
Eden Young
Finn Snow
Emma Sammon
Joshua Leinwand
Claire Arnold
Liv Powell
Mindy Skates
Grace Shi
Mark Zimmerman
Evie King
Zoe Domingue
Alla Elhai
Isabelle Bragdon
Leila Tati Pambou
Jocelyn Ruffner