March 8, 2023

Request for Proposals: Event Organizer for the Annual Karaoke Fundraiser

Since 2018, SMWC has held a Karaoke (sometimes called “Care-aoke”) Fundraiser to bolster our grassroots fundraising efforts. Grassroots fundraising is key to the success of our organizing work, as it allows us the flexibility to be nimble and respond to crises in ways that foundation funding does not– and it brings more people into our orbit as donors and grassroots fundraisers.

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December 21st, 2021

Celebrating Arlo

Arlo has transitioned away from his role at SMWC, which gives us all a special occasion to come together to lift up all the direct support, power, victories, and relationships they have built and dedicated themselves to these last 5 years. Please join us next Tuesday between 12:00PM and 1:00 PM to record some thoughts and appreciations for them. 

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July 12, 2021

Portland’s restaurant industry should be a place where people can work with dignity

Published in the Portland Press Herald on May 19th, 2021(link to original here) Restaurant series doesn’t represent Portland food workers’ perspective Unsafe conditions and the lack of a living wage and health insurance are driving people away – not reluctance to work. BY KATIE KEATING AND HEATHER FORAN (SMWC Board Co-Chair) In the recent series…

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April 28th, 2021

2021 Annual Meeting: Solidarity Reaches Across the Divide

Solidarity isn’t an abstract noun, it is a real and powerful force that allows us to reach across the divisions that segregate and isolate us all. The movement we commit to would be hollow in the middle without that feeling of solidarity. It sustains us, brings deep meaning to our work, and it means that,…

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March 10, 2021

Cantastoria Launch (03.26.21)

03/26/21 7:00-8:30 PM Cantastoria is a virtual storytelling event to spark conversation about our co-occurring economic and health crises, and build community-driven solutions. The panels contain painted scenes or imagery that depict history and inspire a hopeful vision for change in a time when many in Maine are suffering from the impacts of the COVID-19…

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February 4, 2021

The Light You Gave Me

The Southern Maine Workers’ Center is so excited to announce that Ronny Flannery is re-joining our staff as the Joint Committee Organizer starting this week. Ronny worked with us as the Health Care is a Human Right organizer in 2016/17, before moving to California. Ronny brought a lot of skills and gifts as an organizer…

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