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Julian Bond, an active participant in the movements for civil rights, economic justice and peace for more than three decades, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Bates College at noon Wednesday, April 7, in Alumni Gymnasium as part of the college’s annual Founders Day Convocation — a time when the college reflects on the principles that were at its founding and continue to sustain it. The public is invited to attend the convocation without charge.
Judith Magyar Isaacson, Holocaust survivor and author of “Seed of Sarah: Memoirs of a Survivor,” will discuss “Return To Auschwitz: How To Forgive” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend the Spiritual Journeys lecture at Bates without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.
Love and Lamentation in the 17th Century, a program of classical music performed by Sally Sanford, soprano, and Catherine Liddell, lute and theorbo, will be presented at 8 p.m. March 25, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The program includes “Songs of Darkness” by John Dowland, “Toccata” by Alessandro Piccinini, “Lamento della Madonna” by Claudio Monteverdi and “Amante Felice” by Giovanni Stefani. The public is invited to attend the annual Edith C. and Raymond L. Kendall Concert, and admission is free.
Brother Scars and Strange Fruit, a multimedia performance about race, gender, sexuality and the black gay body, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 22 in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.
Robin Wright, winner of the 1989 National Magazine Award for her reportage from Iran in The New Yorker, will discuss “Iraq: How Did We Get There and Where Are We Going?” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 29 in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
In order to raise funds for those Hondurans still in need of aid as a result of Hurricane Mitch, a group of Bates College student organizations will host a benefit concertat 7 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Admission is $1, with additional donations accepted.
The Bates College Choir, accompanied by the Bates College Orchestra, will present two concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Glenn C. Altschuler, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies and dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at Cornell University, will discuss “The Morals of Monicagate” at7:30 p.m. March 22, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Thomas J. Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry at Bates College, has received the 1999 American Chemistry Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education.
Sister Helen Prejean, author of the acclaimed book “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States” (Random House, 1993), will discuss “Dead Man Walking: The Journey” as the annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture in Ethics and Education at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend free of charge.