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Thank you!

There has been an incredibl upwelling of support and engagement in making the Juneteenth Commemoration and Weekend on the Water possible. Thank you to the many donors of time, funds, and expertise who are such a key part of these events! We will be sharing a complete contributor list following Juneteenth.


We also wish to thank the dedicated staff in our partner organizations, who have done so much to make this 2022 Juneteenth Commemoration possible:

Healthy Acadia

Zach Aiken

Tracey Carlson

Elsie Flemings

Katie Freedman

Shoshona Smith

Mano en Mano:

Sean Douglas

Dayana Ortiz Garcia

Deysi Garcia

Thania Hernandez

Emma McDowell

Cynthia Simpson

Laura Thomas, Director of Access & Advocacy

Juana Vazquez, Executive Director of Mano en Mano

Rodrigo Zamora

WERU Community Radio 89.9 FM:

Joel Mann

Matt Murphy


Jackie Davidson


We apologize if any errors or omissions have been made in this 2023 Juneteenth Downeast Commemoration supporters acknowledgement list, which will be completed to the best of our knowledge by July 21, 2023, including names of donors of financial gifts both pledged and received by that date, and names of donors of time and expertise. Please contact Shoshona Smith at or (207) 667-7171 Ext. 210 with any corrections.

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