Stories about "Diversity"
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Picture story: Arts Crawl 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 12:03 pm

View photography of the 2017 Arts Crawl, an annual event celebrating the spontaneous spirit that makes Bates arts shine.

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Object Lesson: A historian’s life-sized cutout of Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:07 pm

Lecturer in History Patrick Otim's life-sized cutout of Frederick Douglass takes him back to Uganda. "Some of the memories are good, some bad."

The Bates Gamelan Ensemble, led by Associate Professor of Music Gina Fatone, rehearses at the Olin Arts Center on Feb. 8, 2017.
Bates at Night: Gamelan rehearsal

Friday, February 10, 2017 11:51 am

The unfamiliar tones and rhythms of this Indonesian genre stretch musical muscles.

Students who shared their stories at the Dinner Table program on Dec. 2 pose for a photo. (Andree Kehn for Bates)
Video: Students tell their stories over the Dinner Table

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:09 pm

The Dinner Table storytelling program "taps into one of Bates’ enduring treasures: our value of community," says Crystal Williams.

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Picture story: MLK Day 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 12:56 pm

Photographs of the many and varied people, places, and events capture the compelling Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates.

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Slideshow: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 at Bates, hour by hour

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:31 pm

From Sunday's interfaith service to Tuesday's read-in at a local school, immerse yourself in Bates College's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Marcus Bruce '77, the college's Benjamin E. Mays Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, listens to his students on Dec. 8 during his class on Benjamin Mays. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Q&A: Marcus Bruce ’77 on Benjamin Mays, MLK, and the ongoing struggle for emancipation

Friday, January 6, 2017 12:50 pm

Bruce, the college's Benjamin Mays Professor, explains why Mays — Class of 1920, great 20th-century civil rights leader, and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. — offers hope for "a new birth of freedom."

"Tagged and Documented" (2013) by Hudu Bedoun appears in Phantom Punch.
Museum’s ‘Phantom Punch’ is among first in U.S. to present contemporary Saudi artists

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:23 pm

Bates makes art history on Oct. 28 when its Museum of Art opens the region's first exhibition of work by contemporary artists from Saudi Arabia.

"When I come to speak at colleges, this is what I look forward to the most. And this is one of the few Black Lives Matter classes in the country."
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-- Black Lives Matter activist @ShaunKing, expressing appreciation for the opportunity to speak in a Pettengill classroom with a small group of students in AAS/ACS -- "#BlackLivesMatter," a course taught by Visiting Instructor in African American Studies Yannick Marshall.
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King, senior justice writer for The New York Daily News, will speak tonight in the Peter J. Gomes Chapel on racial injustice and police brutality.
Shaun King: We won’t recover from the dip in our humanity by accident

Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:52 am

"Sometimes human beings are amazing, and sometimes they're really terrible," said Shaun King in his talk in Gomes Chapel on Oct. 11. And the U.S. is in one of those latter eras.

One of eight presenters at Bates' New Approaches to Early Modern Literature and Culture symposium, Patricia Akhimie of Rutgers University of Newark listens to a talk by a fellow presenter in a classroom in Commons on Sept. 26. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Literary symposium spotlights new scholars, new approaches

Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:39 am

Young scholars from diverse backgrounds brought fresh approaches to early modern literature at a Bates College symposium on Sept. 26.

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