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MMCC presents ‘Operation Breaking Stereotypes’ at Bangor Public Library

Event organizer: Candis Joyce, Reference Librarian & Adult Program Coordinator
Event Date & Time: January 14, 2020 6:00 pm until January 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Bangor Public Library | Contributed
Bangor Public Library | Contributed

BANGOR — MMCC presents “Operation Breaking Stereotypes” from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in partnership with the Bangor Public Library with Connie Carter, founder,and director, in the library’s

Crofutt Community Room. Snow date is Wednesday, Jan. 15.

 

Operation Breaking Stereotypes (OBS) is all about challenging perceptions and changing lives. Since its founding in 2002, OBS has helped more than 3,500 students address ethnic, socioeconomic, gender and racial stereotypes through writing, reading, music, photography and personal connections.

The essence of OBS has perhaps best-been captured in the following tribute from a former participant, “This experience has taught me the importance of truly getting to know somebody and understanding their perspectives. People are more than just race, religion, sexual orientation, or nationality. People are complex, and joining OBS let me understand this so much more than I ever thought I could.”

“More than ever the world needs strong youth who see the value in the ‘the other’ and are not afraid to explore and embrace difference,” Carter said.

Come visit with Carter and learn more about the impressive multicultural activity of OBS.

Maine Multicultural Community Forums are free, public educational events sponsored by the Maine Multicultural Center. They will enlighten, challenge and provoke participants in support of the Multicultural Center’s mission to “welcome and champion diversity as essential to the economic and social vitality of Maine.” The views and opinions presented during the Forums are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Maine Multicultural Center.

For more information about the Maine Multicultural Center visit the website.