Archives for "Diversity"

Wednesday

September 14, 2005 4:29 pm

Photography exhibit depicts Jewish life in the South

The Bates College Multicultural Center presents an opening reception for Bagels and Grits: Exploring Jewish Life in the Deep South, an exhibition of photographs by Bill Aron, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Chase Hall Gallery, 56 Campus Ave.

This photographic essay of contemporary Southern Jewish life features 46 images and text panels that explore home and community life, Jewish traditions and sacred spaces, livelihood and the South’s changing character. The reception is open to the public free of charge, and the exhibition will be on display at Bates through Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more information, call 207-786-8376.

“Southern and Jewish are two words not often associated with each other,” says Aron, author of Shalom Y’All: Images of Jewish Life in the American South (Algonquin Books, 2002). Aron’s photographs, commissioned by the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in Jackson, Miss., portray the Southern Jewish experience through photographs and first-person stories.

Friday

March 4, 2005 11:47 am

Amandla! presents Unity conference, dinner and dance

Amandla!, the African American student organization at Bates College, presents Unity Conference 2005, on Saturday, March 5.

Tuesday

February 8, 2005 3:02 pm

Literary theorist challenges the value of a liberal arts education

An outspoken literary theorist and controversial critic of university politics, Stanley Fish will challenge the value of a liberal arts education in a talk titled “Why Liberal Arts Education Cannot Be Justified” at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College.

Friday

February 4, 2005 2:29 pm

Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran to make case for war

Scott E. Rutter, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who led his battalion in the capture of Baghdad’s airport in 2003, will discuss his Iraq experiences and make a case for the war at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Chase Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.Scott E. Rutter, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who led his battalion in the capture of Baghdad’s airport in 2003, will discuss his Iraq experiences and make a case for the war at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Chase Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Tuesday

February 1, 2005 1:38 pm

Multicultural Center presents exhibition for Black History Month

A showing of work by Portland artist Daniel Minter will be on display at Bates College through Feb. 28 in an exhibition presented for Black History Month.

Wednesday

December 22, 2004 12:55 pm

MLK Day events highlight legacy of labor, justice, and dignity

The Rev. John Mendez, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., and the Winston-Salem Chronicle’s 1994 Man of the Year, is the keynote speaker for the 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

Wednesday

December 22, 2004 9:57 am

2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule.

Friday

October 22, 2004 1:07 pm

Law professor Derrick Bell gives Brown v. Board of Education talk

The exhibition “Multicultural Center Retrospective: Eight Years of Diversity Programming” opens Thursday, Oct. 28, with a 6 p.m. reception whose guests include the author and attorney Derrick Bell, featured in a 7 p.m. talk commemorating the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision. The public is invited to attend free of charge the reception and the lecture, held in Chase Hall Gallery and Chase Hall Lounge respectively, Campus Avenue, Bates College. For more information, call 207-786-8376.

Tuesday

January 27, 2004 11:03 am

Fulbright grant brings expert in Indonesian music, puppetry to Bates

Thanks to the college’s first-ever grant from the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program, an expert in traditional Indonesian forms of music and shadow puppetry is currently in residence at Bates College.

Friday

January 9, 2004 10:30 am

Fireworks added to Asia Week events at Bates College

In observance of the Lunar New Year, Bates College and the student organization Sangai Asia have added a fireworks display to Asia Week, the college’s major celebration this month of the diverse cultures of Asia and particularly China.