Archives for "African American Studies"

Thursday

January 24, 2008 2:05 pm

Scientist, panel to discuss DNA testing and identity

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a lecture and panel discussion titled “Does Your Identity Fit Your Genes?” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archive.

Wednesday

October 10, 2007 1:50 pm

Phillips Fellows present international research

Five students who conducted international research with the support of Phillips Fellowships from Bates present their research in October.

Thursday

March 8, 2007 3:05 pm

Professor of African-American studies shares spiritual journey

Sue Houchins, associate professor of African American, American cultural and women and gender studies at Bates College, will speak Thursday, March. 15, at 161 Wood St., as part of the series “Spiritual Sojourners.”

Monday

January 29, 2007 2:10 pm

Harvard sociologist discusses African American tradition

Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, will give a talk titled “King’s Dream, American Realities: Paradoxical Trends in the African-American Condition” Sunday, Feb. 4, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

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 3:02 pm

2006 Bates King Day theme highlights the road to peace

A pioneer in the field of African American women’s history and chair of the Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, Professor Sharon Harley is the keynote speaker for the 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

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: