Bates College celebrates Black History Month with a series of events sponsored by the Multicultural Center, the Office of the Chaplain, the Affirmative Action Office and the African American studies program. The public is invited to attend the following events free of charge:
Robert Hill, the noted African diaspora scholar from UCLA, whose multidisciplinary work intersects with political science, history, sociology and psychology, will discuss Afrognosis, or Caliban’s Books of Healing in the African World at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Hill is an African-American studies visiting scholar-in-residence at Bates from Jan. 31 through Feb. 9.
The film Aime Cesaire: A Voice for History, with an introduction by Jessy Limery and Clarisse Rosaz, will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.
Bates writer-in-residence Ossama Fatim will discuss Human Rights in Egypt at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall.
An exhibition and workshop of Brazilian Capoeira with Samuel Cordeiro will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in Chase Hall Lounge.
The film Africa, I Will Fleece You, followed by a discussion led by Bates first-year student Andrew Rahedi, will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center.
University of Southern Maine historian Maureen Elgersman Lee will discuss Sole Sisters: Black Women in Canadian Slavery and Historiography at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.
For more information, call the Bates College Multicultural Center at 207-786-8215.