Archives for "Justice and poverty"

Friday

January 28, 2011 1:35 pm

Standiford '97 leads defense of embattled Maine family program

Maine news outlets highlighted the leadership of women’s advocate Sarah Standiford ’97 in recent stories about a new study of…

Wednesday

January 19, 2011 4:36 pm

'Destroy what destroys us,' says Service of Worship speaker

“It’s been a long, a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come.” The hopeful words of the Sam Cooke song sung by soloist Megan Guynes ’11 made a fitting opening for the Jan. 16 Memorial Service of Worship that began Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates.

Tuesday

January 18, 2011 3:09 pm

MLK Day: Bates explores non-violent activism past, present and future

In case you think that all the heavy lifting in the cause of social justice is over and done with, the Rev. James Lawson has news for you. “I am absolutely convinced” that the 21st century will be the time for a social justice movement that overshadows the transformative campaigns of the previous century, Lawson told a Bates College audience gathered on Jan. 17 to celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday

October 26, 2010 4:14 pm

Activist revisits civil rights work in autobiographical play

During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, John Perdew dropped out of Harvard in order to fight for the equal rights of all Americans. Some 40 years later, he turned his story into The Education of a Harvard Guy, a play that he performs at Bates College at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

August 4, 2010 12:43 pm

Main Line Times includes letter on immigration reform by Pasek '12

In his hometown paper, the Main Line Times, Michael Pasek ’12 of Ardmore, Pa., comments on a public opinion poll…

Wednesday

May 26, 2010 3:22 pm

Book drive for Kabul university enters last days

Bates, Colby and Bowdoin have focused their traditional rivalries on a good cause. The three schools are vying to see which can gather the most donated textbooks for donation to the Polytechnic University of Kabul, in Afghanistan.

Friday

April 23, 2010 9:06 am

Bates student, anthropology professor honored for civic engagement

A consortium of Maine schools has honored a Bates College student from Virginia and a Bates anthropology professor for their commitment to civic engagement. The Maine Campus Compact, a statewide coalition of 18 colleges and universities, honored the pair in an April 7 ceremony at the Maine State House.

Wednesday

April 21, 2010 1:10 pm

Crime Seen

The testimony of criminal witnesses can be notoriously flawed. But is there more to the problem than meets the eye?…

Wednesday

April 21, 2010 11:51 am

Folks Back Home

A Kabul resident and a Marine veteran agree that education is key for Afghanistan — and for Americans who want…

Friday

April 9, 2010 4:45 pm

Projects for Peace grants to support Zambia, Afghanistan programs

Two Bates College students have received 2010 Davis Projects for Peace awards to fund development initiatives in Zambia and Afghanistan….