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Monday

January 1, 2007
4:07 pm

College offers Between Chaos and Community theme for Martin Luther King Day

Civil rights activist and historian Cleveland Sellers is the keynote speaker for the 2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

Wednesday

May 10, 2006
12:00 am

Alumna to read her award-winning fiction at Bates

Award-winning writer Alake Pilgrim, a member of the Bates College Class of 2003, returns to campus for a two-week residency in May that includes reading her short stories, screening a film about immigration and giving a talk about religious identity. These events, cosponsored by the English department and the program in African American Studies, are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-8294.

Tuesday

March 7, 2006
12:00 am

Caribbean-studies scholar to speak

Faith Smith, who teaches Caribbean literature and chairs the African and Afro-American studies department at Brandeis University, gives a lecture titled “Travel and/as Authentication in Caribbean Studies: How to Tell a True West Indian” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Bates College. The talk, sponsored by the college’s African American studies program and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-753-6933.

Tuesday

February 28, 2006
12:00 am

Amandla! presents 'Unity' conference, dinner and dance

Amandla!, the African American student organization at Bates College, presents ” Unity Conference 2006: Building a Black Community,” on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. A series of events featuring a keynote speaker and food, film, workshops and a dance, the fourth annual conference opens with “Flava,” a takeout dinner featuring Caribbean food, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 3, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the Eagles Breakaway Conference 2006 in Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The gathering aims to empower young Jamaicans with the knowledge they need to make more informed decisions about their educational future.

Friday

December 23, 2005
2:28 pm

2006 Martin Luther King Day Workshops

The following workshops will be held in Pettengill Hall, Monday, Jan. 16:

Wednesday

November 2, 2005
3:34 pm

Bates community gathers to honor Rosa Parks

In honor of Rosa Parks’ legacy of leadership and life contributions to the struggle for civil and human rights, the Martin Luther King Day Committee and the Multicultural Center of Bates College held a program in memoriam and appreciation from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Benjamin Mays Center.

Thursday

March 3, 2005
9:16 am

Three faculty members receive tenure

Faculty members in the fields of art, psychology and the study of American and African American culture were awarded tenure at Bates College this year. The three tenure recipients are assistant professor Pamela Johnson of the Department of Art and Visual Culture; associate professor John McClendon of the programs in African American studies and American cultural studies; and assistant professor Michael Sargent of the Department of Psychology.

Wednesday

February 4, 2004
3:51 pm

Author to discuss black masculinity in Bates talk

Author, filmmaker, writer and professor Melvin B. Donalson, a member of the Bates Class of 1973, will give a lecture titled “Black Masculinity in American Cinema” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the talk free of charge.