Archives for "African American Studies"

Thursday

October 4, 2012 12:27 pm

Intercultural Education office presentations represent diverse interests

Intercultural Education office presentations represent diverse interests

The Office of Intercultural Education offers four autumn presentations exploring topics relating to the LGBT, African American and Latino/a experiences.

Monday

June 18, 2012 11:10 pm

Faculty tenure appointments, promotions take effect in August

Faculty tenure appointments, promotions take effect in August

The faculty members are “outstanding scholars and teachers who have made many contributions to knowledge in their fields.”

Tuesday

June 5, 2012 12:44 pm

In NAACP project, students get fresh lesson in value of old papers

In NAACP project, students get fresh lesson in value of old papers

Thanks to a two-year collaboration among the Portland branch of the NAACP, the University of Southern Maine and Bates, valuable papers of the Portland branch are being made accessible to researchers and the public for the first time.

Monday

March 12, 2012 11:08 am

Press Herald interviews historian Miller ’96 on early civil rights movement

Press Herald interviews historian Miller ’96 on early civil rights movement

The Portland Press Herald’s Ray Routhier offers a Q&A interview with Eben Miller ’96, whose book Born Along the Color…

Thursday

February 9, 2012 8:37 am

For Unity Conference, Amandla! presents expert on racial wealth gap

For Unity Conference, Amandla! presents expert on racial wealth gap

An expert on public policy and racial inequality, Thomas Shapiro speaks on the racial wealth gap on Feb. 11.

Thursday

January 26, 2012 10:41 am

Cultural critic Touré to speak in Feb. 8 OIE event

Cultural critic Touré to speak in Feb. 8 OIE event

Touré, a journalist and commentator whom Newsweek editor Tina Brown described as “a one-man media conglomerate,” offers his views on race, identity and 21st-century America at Bates on Feb. 8.

Friday

January 20, 2012 12:08 pm

Novelist Senna, cultural critic Touré to offer insights on racial identity in OIE events

Novelist Senna, cultural critic Touré to offer insights on racial identity in OIE events

In January and February, the Office of Intercultural Education presents talks on race, identity and 21st-century America by best-selling novelist Danzy Senna (Jan. 25) and author-cultural critic Touré (Feb. 8).

Tuesday

December 20, 2011 9:30 pm

King Day to showcase environmental justice

King Day to showcase environmental justice

Julian Agyeman, a pioneering environmental justice and sustainability advocate, offers the King Day keynote Jan. 16.

Wednesday

May 18, 2011 8:56 am

Renowned activist, comedian Dick Gregory to appear

Dick Gregory, the African American comedian who transcended show-business success to become a prominent activist for social justice and civil rights, performs at Bates College at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell Street. Sponsored by the Bates Program in African American Studies and the Multifaith Chaplaincy, the event is open to the public at no cost, but reservations are required. Please contact 207-786-8272.

Thursday

February 3, 2011 3:03 pm

Lecture by Nishani Frazier marks Freedom Rides anniversary

In observance of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Riders protest, a historian from Ohio’s Miami University reviews the history, impacts and continuing relevance of this galvanizing episode in the civil rights movement at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College, 95 Russell St. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Education at Bates, Nishani Frazier’s talk, titled On the March, is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.