OLD TOWN, Maine, Dec. 12, 2014 – Video is now available for the full presentation given by Maine-Wabanaki REACH’s Denise Altvater, Esther Attean and Arla Patch, along with artist and historian Robert Shetterly, at Bates College on Wed., Oct. 1. Part of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships’ Civic Forum Series, the event addressed “The History, Necessity and Process of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission.”
Some 225 people attended the event, organized by Patch and Peggy Rotundo of the Harward Center.
Sharing from his acclaimed Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) series, Shetterly opened the evening, discussing the portraits he painted of REACH’s Altvater and Attean. AWTT highlights citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental and economic fairness.
Patch, REACH community engagement coordinator, went over the history, trauma and its impacts. Attean, co-director of REACH, gave her perspective as a participant in the process that led to the TRC’s historical establishment. Altvater shared personal stories about the healing that has begun. After speaking, the panel answered audience questions.
Watch the program in its entirety (1 hour, 39 min.) or by section:
– 01:52 | Robert Shetterly
– 13:48 | Arla Patch
– 35:03 | Esther Attean
– 57:28 | Denise Altvater
– 1:17:30 | Question-and-Answer session
Photos taken by REACH ally Ellen Booraem are on the REACH Facebook page.
Special thanks to Peggy Rotundo, the Harward Center and Bates Digital Media Studios, for providing this video-on-demand.