Archives for "Justice and poverty"
Jonathan Kozol to deliver convocation address

Wednesday, August 23, 2000 3:31 pm

Jonathan Kozol, who has combined a career in teaching and social activism with more than 30 years of writing about the needs of America's poorest children, will officially open the 146th academic year at Bates College with the convocation address "Ordinary Resurrections" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, on the college's main quadrangle. The public is invited to attend the annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture in Ethics and Education free of charge. Rain site will be the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building.

Children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman to speak

Tuesday, December 21, 1999 12:00 am

Called "the most influential children's advocate in the country" by The Washington Post, Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of The Children's Defense Fund, will deliver the annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture in Ethics and Education at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Former slave to address abolitionist gathering

Monday, November 15, 1999 12:00 am

How Long 'Til Freedom? a 1999 abolitionist gathering to present the sobering reality of contemporary slaves and suggested innovative responses to their plight, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Benjamin Mays Center on the Bates College campus. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

U.S. Rep. John Lewis to discuss "Civil Rights and Race in America"

Monday, November 15, 1999 12:00 am

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) will discuss "Civil Rights and Race in America" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 College Ave. The public is invited to attend the Muskie Archives Millennial Series lecture without charge.

Bates holds "Refugees, Displacement and Diaspora" series

Tuesday, October 26, 1999 12:00 am

In response to the plight of refugees throughout the world, Bates College will present a series of films and talks focused on "Refugees, Displacement and Diaspora" Wednesday, Nov. 3; Thursday, Nov. 4; Monday, Nov. 8; Wednesday, Nov. 10; and Thursday, Nov. 11 at various times and places on the Bates campus. "Refugees, Displacement and Diaspora" is made possible by generous support from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation in New York. The public is invited to attend all events of the series free of charge.

History and future of Franco women to be discussed

Thursday, September 30, 1999 12:00 am

Susan Hudson of Wayne, a graduate student in history from Catholic University of America, will discuss "Franco Women: The History and The Future" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College. The public is invited to attend the Muskie Millennial Series lecture free of charge.

"Dead Man Walking" author to speak

Wednesday, March 10, 1999 10:31 am

Sister Helen Prejean, author of the acclaimed book "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States" (Random House, 1993), will discuss "Dead Man Walking: The Journey" as the annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture in Ethics and Education at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Child welfare advocate to speak

Monday, May 4, 1998 1:01 pm

Michael Petit, deputy director of Child Welfare of America, discusses Breaking the Link Between Child Maltreatment and Youth Violence Thursday, May 7, at 3 p.m. in Chase Hall's Hirasawa Lounge. Petit's talk is sponsored by the psychology and sociology departments, as well as Advocates for Children. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

'Africa Peace Tour' to mirror Clinton's visit to Africa, make a stop at Bates

Tuesday, March 24, 1998 4:12 pm

As part of its visit to New England, an "Africa Peace Tour" sponsored by The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), will make a stop at Bates April 1 at 4 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend the program free of charge.

Social activist to discuss spirituality at Bates

Friday, October 31, 1997 12:01 pm

Kip Tiernan, founder of Rosie's Place for Women, the Greater Boston Food Bank and Healthcare for the Homeless, will discuss "A Social Activist's Perspective" as part of a new Bates College lecture series, "Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul," at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

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