Black History Month events scheduled at Bates

Bates College celebrates Black History Month with a series of events, including an African Diaspora Film Series, scheduled throughout the month of February and the first week of March. The celebration considers a number of themes, including “The Colonials,” “Views From the Caribbean,” “Black Men: Black Lens, White Lens,” “Rural/Urban Images of African Women in the United States and Africa,” and “Race and Color.” The public is invited to attend the following events free of charge:

* Monday at 7 p.m., African Diaspora Film Festival: “Chocolat,” Benjamin Mays Center.
* Tuesday at 7 p.m, African Diaspora Film Festival: “Black and White in Color,” Benjamin Mays Center.
* Wednesday at 7 p.m., African Diaspora Film Festival: “Camp de Thiharoye,” Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center.
* Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., African Diaspora Film Festival: “Sugar Cane Alley,” Benjamin Mays Center.
* Feb. 24 at 7.p.m., African Diaspora Film Festival: “The Harder They Come,” with discussion led by Charles Carnegie, associate professor of anthropology, to follow, Benjamin Mays Center.
* Feb. 25 at noon and 3 p.m., lecture by Lorna McDaniel, on “The Black Woman Writer as Ethnographer” in Room 104 and Room 105 respectively of the Olin Arts Center.
* Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., opening reception of “Narrative Quilts” at the Bates College Museum of Art, with presentation by artist Michael Cummings in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center.
* Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., Amandla! presents Cinque Dance Company, Schaeffer Theatre.
* March 1 at 2 p.m, African Diaspora Film Festival: “Nothing But A Man” and “Killer of Sheep” followed by discussion with Charles Nero, chair of African American Studies and associate professor of rhetoric, in Room 204 of the Carnegie Science Hall.
* March 2 at 7 p.m., African Diaspora Film Festival: “Just Another Girl on the IRT,” Benjamin Mays Center.
* March 3 at 7 p.m., African Diaspora Film Festival: “Finzan,” followed by discussion with Czerny Brasuell, director of the Multicultural Center; Bates sophomore Lena Sene; Joanna Lee, director of affirmative action and Pricilla Arweetew, Benjamin Mays Center.
* March 8 at 6:30 p.m., African Diaspora Film Festival: “Race and Color: Imitation of Life” and “Jungle Fever” followed by a discussion of the films by William Pope.L of the theater department, Benjamin Mays Center. The events are sponsored by the Multicultural Center, African American Studies, Amandla!, the music and theater departments and the Bates College Museum of Art. For more information, call the Multicultural Center at 207-786-8215.

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