Stories about "Justice and poverty"
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...

Projects for Peace grants to support Zambia, Afghanistan programs

Friday, April 9, 2010 4:45 pm

Two Bates College students have received 2010 Davis Projects for Peace awards...

Horror films, human rights, world religions at issue in Bates lecture series

Thursday, February 18, 2010 12:00 am

The politics of horror films, the intersection of human rights and international development, and an overview of world religions come under discussion in three lectures at Bates College during March.

Activists to discuss indigenous politics, environmentalism in the Americas at Bates College

Friday, February 12, 2010 9:39 am

The politics and environmental interests of indigenous peoples in the Americas, including Native Americans from Maine, are at issue in two nights of panel discussions at Bates College at Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23.

King Day focus: 'Faith and Ethics in the Public Sphere'

Sunday, January 17, 2010 8:10 am

An expert in African American political and religious history gives the Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address at Bates at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The college traditionally cancels classes and offers special programming for King Day. This year's theme is "Faith and Ethics in the Public Sphere: What is the Dream?"

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