Ruckus Roundtables are online conversations specifically designed for middle-school & up, but all ages are welcome. Ruckus Roundtables are designed to spark curiosity, encourage conversations, and promote ways to challenge the status quo.

In 2009, we launched the G*rls Rock! Awards (GR!A) as a way to honor young people aged 9-19 in Maine who were creating a ruckus, pursuing a dream, and/or standing up for what they believe. When Covid-19 health advisories encouraged us to cancel our major in-person events in the spring of 2020, we seized the opportunity to reimagine how we could continue to recognize young activists and build a bigger online community.

In our first Roundtable season, we hosted five themed virtual panels with partner organizations, elected officials, authors, and young people doing the work of social justice. We invited you to tune in with your family, co-workers, friends, and your quaran-teams. AND YOU DID! Now in our second year of Roundtables, we’re again hosting 5 panel events. Join us for our November Roundtable—Arts & Social Justice—on November 16th!

Arts & Social Justice Panel

NOVEMBER 16, 2021 • 7 PM via Zoom

Jordia BenjaminIndigo Arts Alliance
Andrea NarnoPrintmaker with JustSeeds
Zamzam Elmoge—Filmmaker
René Goddess Johnson—Performance Artist Activist & Embodied Equity Consultant
Skye GosselinMaine Youth Justice & Maine Inside Out

Hosted by RubyMessalonskee High School & HGHW G*rls Advisory Board Member