The Perspective Project hosts Portland City Councilor Pious Ali

The Perspective Project, an Upper School student-led organization committed to starting discussions and bringing new perspectives to Waynflete, recently welcomed newly reelected Portland City Councilor Pious Ali as its first guest speaker of the year.

Mr. Ali was first elected to the Portland’s Board of Public Education in 2013, becoming the first African-born Muslim American to be elected to a public office in Maine. He also has a long history of creating meaningful opportunities for youth through leadership and civic engagement. During their advising period, students had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Ali, learn more about his background, and discuss community and international issues.

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