Stories about "Diversity"
Biographer of the Rev. Benjamin Mays ’20 to speak at Bates

Friday, March 22, 2013 11:30 am

Bates presents award-winning Benjamin Mays biographer Randal Maurice Jelks on March 25.

At Bates College's 2012 Inside Africa Fashion Show, sophomore Nerissa Brobbey models a Togolese boubou dress with matching head scarf. At right, Gulaid Abdullahi wears a traditional ma'awis and kofia hat. Photograph by Simone Schriger '14/Bates College.
Inside Africa Fashion Show explores traditional fashions, Africa’s worldwide influence

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 1:10 pm

Reflecting the influence of African fashion abroad as well as the diversity of the continent's apparel, the second annual Inside Africa Fashion Show takes place March 15.

First-years XX XX and XX XX react to panelists at Beyond Intellectual Profit, a symposium on navigating diversity in the workplace. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Local alumni share how Bates prepared them for the workplace

Monday, March 4, 2013 12:35 pm

Four alumni panelists discuss the connections between the classroom and their careers.

The Rev. Patrick Cheng.
Theologian to argue for close links between Christian theology, queer theory

Thursday, February 28, 2013 3:39 pm

A Massachusetts theologian will make the case for close links between Christian theology and queer theory in a lecture on March 12.

Amin Ghaziani. Photograph by Kristin Sopotiuk/University of British Columbia.
University of British Columbia sociologist to discuss outlook for ‘gayborhoods’

Thursday, February 28, 2013 3:06 pm

A sociologist from the University of British Columbia discusses the future of longstanding 'gayborhoods' in a March 11 talk.

Symposium: How does knowledge about human difference play out at work?

Thursday, February 14, 2013 3:16 pm

English professor Theri Pickens has organized a March 2 symposium that will show students how knowledge about identity and difference can be put into practice in the workaday world.

"Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome" author Joy DeGruy.
CANCELED: Feb. 11 talk by author of ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome’

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 4:19 pm

Please watch for information about a new date for DeGruy.

A participant as well as scholar of culture, Rand often injects personal experiences into her work. Here, skating in Falmouth, she bends back her leg for a catch-foot spiral, an "age-defying" move she describes in Red Nails, Black Skates. Photograph by Mike Bradley/Bates College.
Figuring out Erica Rand, the scholar

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:00 pm

Red Nails, Black Skates is a crash course in Erica Rand's areas of cultural criticism, through the lens of figure skating.

Keelin Godsey '06 makes a point during the panel discussion "Economic Challenges, Social Justice and the Athletic Experience," part of the college's Martin Luther King Jr. Day program on Jan. 21, 2013. Panelists also included moderator Erica Rand, Whitehouse Professor of Art and Visual Culture and Women and Gender Studies; student athlete Jacqui Holmes '13; and head squash coach Pat Cosquer '97. Photograph by Mike Bradley/Bates College.
Outside the lines, athletes face social and economic challenges, say MLK Day panelists

Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:25 pm

Coaches and students agree, athletes from underrepresented backgrounds face tough challenges.

Anthea Butler, associate professor and graduate chair of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, delivers her keynote address, "MLK and America's Bad Check: America's Poor in the 21st Century." Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
King would be ‘appalled’ at today’s rhetoric around poverty, Butler says in keynote

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:00 pm

Getting 46 million Americans out of poverty will require wholesale changes in how we talk about, think about and take action around poverty, said keynote speaker Anthea Butler.

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