Archives for "Justice and poverty"
Fifty years later, To Kill a Mockingbird still a call to action

Monday, February 7, 2011 2:34 pm

As Cairo’s protesters march across world stage, it’s easy to equate activism...

Panel, lecture focus on material culture of Wabanaki Indians

Thursday, February 3, 2011 4:04 pm

A panel discussion and lecture at Bates College on Feb. 11 will focus on the material culture of the Wabanaki people, the Native Americans that include Maine's Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes.

Standiford '97 leads defense of embattled Maine family program

Friday, January 28, 2011 1:35 pm

Maine news outlets highlighted the leadership of women’s advocate Sarah Standiford ’97...

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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:36 pm

"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.

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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:09 pm

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.

Activist revisits civil rights work in autobiographical play

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:14 pm

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.

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

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 12:43 pm

In his hometown paper, the Main Line Times, Michael Pasek ’12 of...

Book drive for Kabul university enters last days

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:22 pm

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.

Crime Seen

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 1:10 pm

The testimony of criminal witnesses can be notoriously flawed. But is there...

Folks Back Home

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 11:51 am

A Kabul resident and a Marine veteran agree that education is key...

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