UMF promotes a safe community for all with “Peace in the Park” event, Nov. 17

FARMINGTON, ME  (November 13, 2017)—The University of Maine at Farmington is holding a “Peace in the Park” event from 3:30–4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, in Abbott Park. It is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the UMF Diversity and Inclusion Action Team, the event invites students, staff, faculty and members of the community to come together to celebrate their commitment to inclusion and diversity. The pro-active event is a way to show strength in unity and affirm that the community is a safe place for all.

Speakers include Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president; and Mana Abdi, UMF student from Lewiston. Chompers, the UMF mascot will be on hand. Participants are encouraged to post positive photos on social media along with their endorsement of diversity with the hashtag #CoexistUMF. Commemorative items and stickers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Karol Maybury, UMF associate professor of psychology, at karol.maybury@maine.edu, or 778-7067.

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