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Update: Casco Bay Students to Redesign Site of Hate Crime

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    Sarah Norris

The Jan. 27 assault at the Portland, ME bus shelter prompted students and staff to organize a solidarity march earlier this year. Now, students will re-imagine and reconstruct the shelter. 

After a nearby assault targeting Black and immigrant students from Casco Bay High school, the school set to organizing. In a show of support for those students and in a stand against the racism and xenophobia embodied by the attack, students and staff were joined by city leaders and police officers in a march of solidarity.

With a new grant from America Walks, the site of that incident will be redesigned by Casco Bay students and constructed by their peers at Portland Arts and Technology High. Students at Casco Bay will design the new bus shelter using green infrastructure, site engineering and health equity principles.

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Read more about the new project here, and about the original incident and response here