Stories of Change Recordings

See below for video recordings of past webinars in our “Stories of Change” series.

New Politics for Rural America with Chloe Maxmin

Click here to watch the webinar recording from February 24, 2021.

Chloe Maxmin

Senator Chloe Maxmin will talk about her 2018 and 2020 state legislative races in rural Maine districts.

Chloe Maxmin, hailing from rural Maine, is a Maine State Senator. She founded the Climate Action Club at Lincoln Academy and co-founded Divest Harvard at Harvard College, a campaign that grew to over 70,000 people. She was elected in 2020 after unseating a two-term Republican incumbent and (former) Senate Minority Leader. In 2018, she served in the Maine House of Representatives after becoming the first Democrat to win a rural conservative district. Chloe is about a new politics for rural America. She and her campaign manager, Canyon Woodward, are writing a book for Beacon Press on their work. She is 28 years old and the youngest woman ever to serve in the Maine State Senate.

Time on a Moving Island with John Anderson

Click here to watch the webinar recording from January 27, 2021.

John Anderson

Great Duck Island lies six miles to the southeast of Mt Desert Island in eastern Maine. The island was farmed for over a century and was also the site of an intentional community and psychiatric clinic. Today it is home to one of the largest and oldest seabird colonies in the eastern United States, and is protected as a research and education site by the Nature Conservancy, the State of Maine and College of the Atlantic. This talk will discuss the history and natural history of the island, emphasizing how patterns of human use intertwine with the lives of the island’s avian inhabitants.

John Anderson is the W.H. Drury Professor of Ecology/Natural History at College of the Atlantic. He has spent the past 32 years studying seabirds in coastal Maine.