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Monday, May 26, 2014

MaineShare Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, ROSC (Resources for Organizing and Social Change), Ability Maine's parent organization, helped start MaineShare. Actually, at the time, ROSC was called INVERT -- Institute for Nonviolence, Education, Research, and Training.

But never mind the alphabet soup! The scoop is that, in 1988, the people who now help bring you this blog and other Ability Maine content helped bring about a "social action fund" in Maine that came to be called MaineShare. (Read more about MaineShare's history.)

According to their website, MaineShare's mission is
To provide significant support to organizations doing progressive social justice and root cause work in Maine and to raise public awareness of their work
MaineShare provides financial support for over 40 Maine organizations in five categories: economic opportunity and human development, human services and health education, cultural diversity and the arts, the environment, and social justice and peace. ROSC is one of these organizations.

On June 17 at 5:30 P.M., MaineShare is having a celebration of its 25 years in existence. To find out more about the event, visit the 25th Anniversary page on the MaineShare site.

Larry Dansinger, one of the founders of ROSC (and therefore of MaineShare), urges ROSC members to attend the anniversary celebration, whatever your income or financial resources:
I have also been assured that the cost is sliding scale, not a firm $25 for everyone, meaning that you can pay less than or more than $25 also. So, please come if you can, whatever you can pay. 
 Hope to see you there!

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