The Big Question
A day of multi-faceted thinking inspired by Dorothy Schwartz.
The Big Question
How should life be?
October 2019 | Riverton Community Center, Portland
In 2019, The Big Question jump-started our year of inquiry, curiosity, and engagement with Maine’s bicentennial.
- Virginie Akimana, Instructor, Portland Adult Education and Community Interpreter, Catholic Charities Maine
- Libby Bischof, Professor of History and Executive Director of Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine
- Maurice Habimfura, founder of the Imihamirizo Project and representative of Ikirenga cy’Intore
- Michael Kebede, Policy Counsel, ACLU of Maine
- Lisa Margonelli, Author of Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology
- Darren Ranco, Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of Native American Research, University of Maine
In 2019 we had a fabulous group of community co-sponsors — folks who are helped us spread the word, and who brought a group to join in the discussion.
|Amjambo Africa!||Maine Family Planning|
|For Us, By Us||Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition|
|Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine||Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance|
|Homeless Voices for Justice||Portland Adult Education|
|In Her Presence||Portland Overdose Prevention Society|
|Ladder to the Moon Network||Portland Recovery Community Center|
|The Telling Room|
What people are saying
“This evening has been a thoughtful exercise, a compassionate act, and an uncomfortable stretch.”
"Lovely day - more than informative: inspirational."
“This is such a fantastic idea- to have a multidisciplinary approach to these issues to encourage collaboration."
"[I was] exposed to more, and many, connections in Maine between organizations, institutions, and people."