Academic

Monday
19
January

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates

8:30 AM

Around campus: In observance of the holiday, classes are canceled and special programming takes place across campus, exploring the theme From Selma t…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote Address by Peniel Joseph

9:00 AM

Gomes Chapel 104: Joseph's address is titled Reimagining Martin Luther King Jr. in the Age of Obama and the Age of Ferguson. Founding director of the…

MLK Workshop: 'Social Justice: Text It!'

10:45 AM

Commons 221/222: Staff and students facilitate a session for people who would like to engage with the topic of social justice, but are unaccustomed t…

MLK Day Workshop: 'Can We Talk? Tools for Talking With "The Enemy" '

10:45 AM

Hedge Hall 106: Discover tools of Nonviolent Communication, a technique pioneered by Marshall Rosenberg. Through role-playing exercises in small grou…

MLK Day Workshop: 'Activism & Interdisciplinary Study: 25 Years of Transformation'

10:45 AM

Hedge Hall 208: In 1990, after years of student organizing, the Bates faculty instituted interdisciplinary majors in African American studies, Americ…

MLK Day Workshop: 'Alcatraz and the American Indian Movement'

10:45 AM

Pettengill Hall G52: In 1969, leaders of the American Indian Movement occupied Alcatraz Island, former site of a federal penitentiary. This session c…

MLK Day Workshop: 'Every Mother’s Son'

10:45 AM

Pettengill Hall G65: This 2004 documentary by Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson follows three brave mothers who each lost her son to police violence, and …

MLK Day Workshop: 'Social Media and Political Change'

10:45 AM

Pettengill Hall G21: A look at the ways in which the use of social media by activists has altered the dynamics of political and social change. Among …

MLK Day: 'Bates Voices: Honoring Martin'

1:00 PM

Commons 110: In the Commons Fireplace Lounge, students, faculty, staff and Bates leaders including President Clayton Spencer honor Dr. Martin Luther …

MLK Day Workshop: 'Sounds of '65: Civil Rights & Jazz at the Midpoint of the 1960s'

1:30 PM

Pettengill Hall G63: 1965 saw the march on Selma and the enactment of the Voting Rights Act, the assassination of Malcolm X and the Watts riots. This…

MLK Day Workshop: 'Daisy Bates: The First Lady of Little Rock'

1:30 PM

Pettengill Hall G65: Daisy Bates was “a feminist before the term was invented,” says PBS. This film tells the story of the 'First Lady of Little …

MLK Day Workshop: '5 Broken Cameras'

1:30 PM

Pettengill Hall G52: Co-directed by a Palestinian and an Israeli, this film documents events in a city in the occupied West Bank whose residents unde…

MLK Workshop: 'A 50-Year Legacy of the Voting Rights Act'

1:30 PM

Hedge Hall 106: The 1965 Voting Rights Act addressed nationwide inequalities of voter participation and set forth procedures for the federal governm…

MLK Day Workshop: 'Perspectives on Ferguson'

1:30 PM

Muskie Archives 201: Events in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere have sparked months of civil unrest nationwide and reignited a national conversation abou…

MLK Day Workshop: 'Standing Through History: A Performative Timeline of Athletics as Activism/Protest/Dissent'

1:30 PM

Gray Athletic Building: This piece describes notable intersections of athletics and activism in history: A poster timeline and short presentations wi…

MLK Day Workshop: 'Paintings Related to the Civil Rights Movement'

2:30 PM

Ladd Library, First Floor: A gallery conversation with artist Jonathan Frost, a gallery owner and artist from Camden, Maine. Frost discusses the pain…

MLK Day: The Rev. Benjamin Elijah Mays ’20 Debate

3:15 PM

Olin Concert Hall: This ever-popular debate with Morehouse and Bates students honors the Rev. Mays, a Bates debater, longtime president of Morehouse …

MLK Day Workshop: 'Dance Your Dissent'

5:00 PM

Merrill Gymnasium 74: Hip-hop dancer-choreographer Kiki Ely teaches the open-level workshop 'Dance Your Dissent” in the Plavin Dance Studio. Ely ha…

Sankofa: 'Black Voice: The Life of Evelyn Ola Johnson'

7:30 PM

Schaeffer Theatre: The students of Sankofa explore the history and diverse experiences of the African diaspora through dance, music, theater and spok…