Sampson Spadafore

Program Coordinator

Sampson Spadafore (he/him they/them) is a white, queer, gay, nonbinary trans man currently living on settled Wabanaki tribal land known as Portland, Maine. Sampson is the most recent addition to the Maine Humanities Council as a Program Coordinator. His duties include coordinating Poetry Express, working as part of the Grants Team, and working on the Communications Team to tell the story of our partners and grantees connection to the MHC.

Sampson is a trained theatre artist with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Nazareth College of Rochester. He also identifies as a poet and writer where he centers his trans and queer experience while unpacking his mental health journey. They came to Maine as a consent educator and violence preventionist with Speak About It. Now, Sampson focuses his activism on trans and queer rights at the intersections of other oppressed identities and continues to deepen their own learning about layered intersections of anti-racism and decolonization and incorporating that into all areas of their work. They’re a leading organizer with Maine Renters United. He also serves as an at-large member of the MaineTransNet steering committee. 

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