LISBON – The civil rights team from Philip W. Sugg Middle School recently attended the annual training on civil rights issues at the Augusta Civic Center.

Groups throughout the state were invited to the session, which offered classroom activities, role play scenarios and other activities to broaden the awareness levels and to aid in the overall effort of the civil rights teams in reducing bullying, violence and other areas of discrimination.

Students participated in the day’s activities by relating to and sharing experiences in categories identified in the Maine Civil Rights Act (gender, race, color, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, religion and national origin) and other topics relating to socio-economic and diversity of the family.

The Lisbon team focus in the school is to work toward creating a safer climate for all students. The group meets every other Monday after school and invites anyone interested in joining or assisting with projects, to contact the school adviser, Kathy Wheat at [email protected], the community adviser, Monica Millhime, [email protected] or call 353-3055. The group is planning to produce a video promoting understanding and acceptance of civil rights.

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