You’ll be INSPIRED at Rising Tide events.

Meet renowned scholars and national champions sharing their research, expertise, and experience to create a supportive climate and foster inclusive excellence at UMaine.

  • Photo of Emily Cain

    EMILY CAIN, Executive Director of EMILY'S LIST.

  • JACKSON KATZ, Equity advocate.

  • Photo of Vanessa McNeal

    VANESSA MCNEAL, Award-winning filmmaker.

  • Photo of Geo Neptune

    GEO NEPTUNE, Passamaquoddy two-spirit activist and artisan.

  • Photo fo Shay Stewart-Bouley


  • Photo of Dr. Damon Williams

    DAMON WILLIAMS, Diversity Champion.

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December 2019 Events

December 3: I Feel Like I’ve Had a Bag Over My Head-New Teachers Explore Issues of Diversity, Power, and Justice 
Dr. Rebecca Buchanan discusses teacher motivation and professional identity development for educators, particularly as they work to ensure equity in their classrooms.
Part of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Fall 2019 Colloquium Series.

12:30 – 1:30 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room 
This event is free and open to the UMaine community on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. 


January 17: Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom. Learn effective strategies for fostering respectful classroom exchange of ideas on controversial or sensitive topics. Presented in partnership with CITL – check back for more info and a registration link. 

January 24: PowerPlay RETURNS with a new interactive bias intervention workshop. Check back for more details! 

February TBD: Seeking & Building Collaborations; Rescheduled from November 21. 

March TBD: Designing a Sabbatical – stay tuned for details and a registration link!