Benn Marine, Author at Dirigo Collective | Marketing Agency

We Must Do Better

[We’ve created a doc of resources with action steps you can take to help support communities of color and work to build a more equitable society. Click here to check it out. Please follow and support your local black organizers. Here in Portland, Maine follow and support Black Lives Matter Portland  and black owned businesses in Maine. Also, as you …

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June 2, 2020
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Signs of the Times

  Yesterday, I grabbed all my photo gear and audio recording equipment and hit the road to document these times in our corner of the world.  I wasn’t entirely sure what I was looking for so I started in familiar territory (Yarmouth, where our office is) with the plan to head north on Route 1. I should note, all safety …

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May 7, 2020
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50 Years of Earth Day

50 years ago on April 22, 1970 over 20 million Americans (roughly 10% of the total population at that time) took to the great outdoors to protest against polluted rivers, oil spills, chemical waste and disposal. It was hot on the heels of Silent Spring (a best selling book by Rachel Carson which drew environmental awareness to pesticide use) and …

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April 22, 2020
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The First Brick

A brick thrown at a police officer during the Stonewall Riots fifty years ago launched a movement. Trans and queer folks were fed up with the constant harassment from police officers, even in the few, relatively safe places they could find – often bars and night clubs – not to mention general anti-queer sentiments in society. So they fought back. …

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June 15, 2019
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