Upstander Academy Registration Now Open

Upstander Academy Registration Now Open

We hope you plan to join us for the Upstander Academy and take advantage of the discounted registration fee before space runs out. 

Sneak preview of new film: First Light


Thursday, September 10, 12:00 pm at the Maine Historical Society in Portland, Maine

First Light: Short Film Screening & Talk

Speakers: Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip Join us for a screening of the short film, First Light, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip. Children of the Dawn documents the work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the nation’s first task force dedicated to uncovering and acknowledging the truth about what happened to Wabanaki children and families involved with the Maine child welfare system. Free for MHS members, $5 general admission. Pay at the door.

Venue Information:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Portland Maine 04101
(207) 774-1822

Hear how students are learning to transform their school culture


NPR's news-talk program Tell Me More interviewed Upstander Director Dr. Mishy Lesser and East Hartford High School language arts teacher Joanie Landrum about the yearlong pilot we are running at EHHS for teachers and students to build social-emotional skills and learn about compassion, forgiveness, and othering. You can listen to the 9-minute audio segment or read the transcript at the Tell Me More website.

Coexist airs tonight across the country (and you can watch online too)

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We invite you to watch the broadcast premiere of Coexist on the World Channel tonight at 6pm and 9pm (and tomorrow at 10am and 4pm). See below for detailed airtimes in cities across the United States. You can also watch Coexist right now on Amazon (U.S.) and on Google Play (worldwide)!

There are multiple opportunities to learn more about the Upstander Project and our film:

  • Listen to Upstander Director Dr. Mishy Lesser and East Hartford High School Language rts teacher Joanie Landrum as they describe the yearlong pilot project now underway at EHHS in East Hartford, Connecticut. They are featured on on NPR's Tell Me More this afternoon. (Search for the airtime in your city here or download the podcast  here)
  • Read the review of Coexist in the New York Times
  • Click the map below to download a listing of when you can watch Coexist in your area