A recent victim of racial prejudice in Bangor is trying to start a dialogue about race relations in Maine.
Assata Sherrill is a Bangor business owner and mother.
While walking her dog along the waterfront last month, she says she was verbally and physically assaulted by three teenage boys.
Sherrill says they yelled racial slurs and threw rocks at her.
The teens have since been identified and are facing charges.
But Sherrill says she wants the incident to open some eyes in Bangor..about race relations.
She sponsored a forum at the Peace and Justice center Sunday about race…she invited other minority groups to attend as well, and the public was invited to ask questions and talk openly about race issues in Maine.