Maine Reckoning: student activists Ruby and Ellis Jenkins-Henry

Maine Reckoning reflects on the lives of Black Mainers since the George Floyd murder, asking a key question: Has anything changed? Episode three features Portland students Ruby and Ellis Jenkins-Henry.
A composite photo of headshots for Ruby Jenkins and Ellis Jenkins
Ruby and Ellis Jenkins

How are young people in Maine processing the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder? What sort of future do they see for themselves?

Those questions are at the heart of interviewer Tori Lyn’s podcast with student activists Ruby and Ellis Jenkins-Henry from Portland.

The Maine Monitor will produce more episodes of Maine Reckoning throughout 2022. We thank the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs at Colby College and the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation for supporting this project.

You can listen below to the episode or you can find it on some of your favorite podcast hosting platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, Google Podcasts, TuneIn + Alexa, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Pocket Casts, Castbox, Deezer, Castro, Listen Notes, Podfriend, Player FM and Podcast Index.

Read a transcript of this interview.  And check out our previous episodes of Maine Reckoning with Jill Duson and with Dustin Ward.


Tori Lyn

Tori Lyn is a podcast host for The Maine Monitor. Tori works in racial equity and economic development for a local government agency, and is a community advocate for her neighborhood of Portland. She also works as a community facilitator with Integrative Inquiry, helping organizations navigate discussions of equity and inclusion within the workplace. Tori was recently elected to the Portland City Council.

Carly Peruccio

Carly Peruccio is an audio producer for The Maine Monitor. She is the Teaching Assistant for the Radio and Podcasting track at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA, where she edits students’ stories. She also works at the Portland Public Library in Teen Services. Carly is a graduate of Bates College and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
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