Stories about "Diversity"
Award-winning author John Edgar Wideman to speak at Bates on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 6, 1999 3:55 pm

Novelist John Edgar Wideman, two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson, will speak at Bates College on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of a two-day series of activities and workshops focused on Two Societies: A Focus on Class through the Lenses of Race and Gender. The public is invited to attend all events free of charge.

Scholar to discuss ethnicity, gender and faith

Wednesday, October 28, 1998 3:18 pm

Alice Brown-Collins of the Black Campus Ministry in Boston will discuss ethnicity, gender and faith in separate talks in the annual Staley Distinguished Christian Scholars Lecture series at Bates. Brown-Collins will discuss "Ethnicity and Faith" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 followed by a talk on "Gender and Grace" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Both lectures take place on the second floor of Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Bates to host annual multicultural admissions event

Wednesday, September 30, 1998 2:19 pm

Between 60 and 70 high school students of color will visit the Bates campus to experience a four-day weekend of college life Thursday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 18.

Bates receives Martin Luther King award

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 2:24 pm

Bates College has received the 1998 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Corporate Award given annually by the Portland NAACP to a corporation or organization exemplifying the philosophies of the late civil rights leader.

Black History Month events scheduled at Bates

Friday, February 6, 1998 2:06 pm

Bates College celebrates Black History Month with a series of events, including an African Diaspora Film Series, scheduled throughout the month of February and the first week of March.

Film screening to mark King Day observance

Wednesday, January 7, 1998 12:29 pm

An award-winning film, a discussion with the foremost authority on violence in America and a lecture by a distinguished theologian are among the offerings in a series of workshops and presentations at Bates College Jan. 18-19 to honor the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The public is invited to attend all events free of charge.

Multicultural director to discuss spiritualism

Monday, January 5, 1998 12:36 pm

Czerny Brasuell,director of multicultural affairs at Bates College, will discuss "Paths to Enlightenment: An Embarrassment of Riches" as part of a Bates College lecture series, "Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul," on Jan. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Maine Gay Men's Chorus presents 'Christmas can be a DRAG!'

Wednesday, November 19, 1997 9:34 am

The Maine Gay Men's Chorus will present Christmas can be a DRAG! an evening holiday music to benefit the AIDS Coalition of Lewiston-Auburn, at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Bates College Chapel. Conducted by Edward Reichert and accompanied by David Sherman, the Maine Gay Men's Chorus will perform traditional favorites, including "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "White Christmas" as well as non-traditional, whimsical songs such as "I'm Wishing You a Drag Queen Christmas" and "Coming Out on Christmas."

Cuban musicians to perform

Tuesday, November 11, 1997 9:20 am

In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, the Cuban roots fusion ensemble MEZCLA will perform at 8 p.m Nov. 18., in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building, 130 Central Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Playwright Carolyn Gage to speak at Bates

Wednesday, September 17, 1997 9:52 am

Playwright Carolyn Gage, a longtime activist for women's theater and lesbian theater, will deliver a lecture titled "Lizzy Borden and Lesbian Theater: Axes to Grind" at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 2, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited and admission is free.

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