2022 Dig Deeper with Presente! Maine

Indigenous Diasporic People Reclaiming Right to Life and Land

Join us Tuesday, August 16 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
as we welcome Crystal Cron, Executive Director of

Presente! Maine

Presente! Maine empowers the Latinx community, who are majority seafood processing and agricultural workers, through survival services to combat racism and poverty; transformation education to develop leadership in community members to lead our organization and our movement; and community organizing to transform systems and power structures that impact the community.

Here in Maine, indigenous peoples are the backbone behind the state’s most prized local economies – blueberries, potatoes, broccoli, lumber, lobster and tourism. Nationally, Latinx works represent 85% of the people working the land. Yet, they have almost no direct access to land nor the products that they produce. We live under food apartheid, even in Maine where fresh, local foods are abundant. 

On an experimental farm in Greene, ME , Presente has been re-learning indigenous ways of stewarding land and growing food. Now in their third growing season, the have cultivated thousands of pounds of food that have been distributed for free to the Latinx community.  The piece of stewarded land has been a source of healing and reconnection where the community finds respite from the harm and violence that they have endured and continue to endure.

This event is free and open to the public, and most appropriate for those ages 12 and older.

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