Janet May (CCIDS: ME UCEDD) Honored for Grassroots Leadership by Maine Foundation

June 25, 2012

Website Link  https://ccids.umaine.edu/blog/2012/06/19/may-grassroots-leadership/

Janet May
Janet May

Janet May, CCIDS' Coordinator of Transition and Adults, was one of four grassroots leaders honored with a Maine Initiatives 2012 Watering Can Award during a celebration at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon on Thursday, June 14th. Maine Initiatives, a grantmaking foundation, funds and assists groups working for economic, social and environmental justice. Reva Eiferman, Development Director, noted, "The host committee wanted to recognize Janet's persistent and thoughtful work behind the scenes to ensure equality and quality of life for all."

Since moving to Maine in 1988, May has been active in a range of issues. A leader at the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, she's currently active with the marriage rights initiative, training a local speakers bureau to lead conversations about marriage equality. "Mobilizing people on what they really care about is a great way to work," says May. "There are connections between a lot of different issues, especially around discrimination. They may look different, but the root stuff is the same."

Other 2012 Watering Can Award honorees included Margaret Baillie, the Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center, and the Penosbscot Nation.