Downeast Diversity DEBUT! 8/17/21 Stories of People and Culture in Maine: Dawnland

Producer/Host: Alyne Cistone
Technical assistance and editing: Khiva Cheleigh and Amy Browne

Introducing Downeast Diversity! A Maine Podcast that seeks to collect, document and tell stories of people and culture in Maine!, produced by Alyne Cistone, in collaboration with Healthy Acadia

Today’s topic: Dawnland
-Celebrating diversity
-Sharing Maine’s BIPOC community contributions to Maine culture
-Jason Brown’s personal journey and stories about his upbringing on Indian Island and the inspiration for his work.

Guest: Jason Brown, Fashion Designer/Musician and a member of the Penobscot Nation

About the host:
Alyne has two decades experience working in law, government, and the nonprofit sector. As Founder and CEO of Global Tides, she manages the day-to-day operations including Creating, communicating, and implementing the organization’s vision, mission, and overall direction and Leading the development and implementation of the overall organization’s strategy. Given her ability to bridge cultures, she is a sought-after adviser and for almost a decade, has served and continues to serve on the Board of Trustees at College of the Atlantic where she Co-Chairs the Board DEI Taskforce amongst other key roles. She is currently an Advisor for Greenlight Maine and has previously served as an advisor for the Maine Community Foundation Hancock Committee, and the MDI Hospital Women’s Health Center. Alyne has also served as a mentor for the Maine New Leadership and the Mandela-Washington Fellowship programs. Alyne has experience and a background in building strategic partnerships for businesses both nationally and internationally and as reflected in her recent appointment to the MITC Board.

She also serves on the Maine Conservation Voters Board, and volunteers for other numerous organizations across Maine.

Alyne’s work has been featured by TEDx Dirigo, Mainebiz, Maine Women Magazine, Maine Public Broadcasting and others.

She resides on Mount Desert Island with her family.