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Wednesday

October 26, 2005
3:45 pm

Poet Meena Alexander to read from her work

Meena Alexander, an award-winning poet, novelist and memoirist, will read from her poetry at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Wednesday

October 12, 2005
3:26 pm

Writer from Equatorial Guinea to speak

Equatorial Guinean writer Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel gives a talk called The Open Vein of Africa at 4 p.m. Friday,…

Monday

October 10, 2005
3:59 pm

Multicultural Affairs hosts Samoan American artist

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts Dan Taulapapa McMullin, a Samoan American writer, painter and filmmaker, as a weeklong artist in residence. Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, McMullin will make several presentations in commemoration of Coming Out Day and Anti-Columbus Day to which the public is invited to attend at no charge.

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.

Tuesday

March 8, 2005
12:52 am

Wide variety of festival films to be screened during March

Bates College screens a wide variety of award-winning films with human and animal rights themes, some with visits by filmmakers, during the month of March.

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.

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.

Wednesday

October 6, 2004
1:40 pm

Peace activists working in Israel offer pair of lectures

Safa Abu-Rabia and Hannah Safran, two feminist peace activists working in Israel, offer a pair of lectures Monday, Oct. 11, in Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, Bates College. Titled “Israeli-Palestinian Peacework: Two Women’s Story,” the afternoon lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Skelton Lounge is part of “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2004-05.”

Monday

September 27, 2004
1:42 pm

Consul general of Spain to discuss immigration and terrorism as part of Multicultural Center's fall schedule

Presented by the Bates College Multicultural Center, the consul general of Spain in Boston discusses relations between the United States…