LISBON – Thomas A. Harnett, assistant attorney general for civil rights education and enforcement in the Maine Office of the Attorney General, met with sixth-grade students from the Lisbon Community School on March 13.

The students were introduced to the Maine Civil Rights Act and watched a video produced by other Maine civil rights teams. Harnett shared his experiences with the Civil Rights Team Project that has established teams in more than 200 schools throughout the state.

Harnett said he has prosecuted numerous civil rights or “hate crimes” as an assistant attorney general.

The Lisbon Community School is forming its own civil rights team for students in grades four through six. Harnett’s presentation served as an introduction for the students.

Those who would like more information about the school’s team should contact the faculty adviser, Lee Price, at 353-4132 or e-mail [email protected] or community adviser, Monica Millhime, at 754-0021 or e-mail [email protected]

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