Archives for "Justice and poverty"

Friday

December 18, 2009 8:56 am

'Valence, for Whom I Testify'

While visiting his former school, Ecole secondaire de Nyange, Ildephonse Majyambere, an orphan survivor of the genocide in Rwanda, tells what happened on March 18, 1997.

Thursday

December 17, 2009 2:15 pm

New (and Young) Orleans

But for enthusiastic and committed twenty- and thirty-somethings, New Orleans is an alluring story of opportunity, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to plunge into the trenches of what may be the world’s largest urban renewal project.

Wednesday

December 2, 2009 4:32 pm

Documentary filmmakers discuss video's civic role

Filmmakers Catherine Tatge and Dominique Lasseur speak about the role of new video technology in democratic citizenship at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Keck Classroom (Room G52) of Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Friday

November 20, 2009 3:43 pm

Civil rights leader and mathematician offers annual Sampson Lecture

Civil rights activist and noted mathematician Robert Moses offers two lectures at Bates College on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Sponsored by the mathematics department in conjunction for the second year with the Multicultural Center, and with other offices at Bates, both lectures are open to the public at no cost. However, an RSVP is required because of limited seating. Please RSVP to Heidi Howard at 207-753-6993 or hhoward@bates.edu by Monday, Nov. 30.

Wednesday

November 4, 2009 12:17 pm

The Rachel Maddow Show interviews Jesse Connolly '01, campaign manager for Maine's gay marriage referendum

The day after voters overturned Maine’s gay-marriage law, Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz writes a poignant profile of Jesse…

Monday

October 26, 2009 1:28 pm

Five Bates College alumni receive Fulbright Scholarships

Five Bates College graduates are teaching and conducting research abroad this year thanks to scholarships from the Fulbright Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Friday

October 16, 2009 4:19 pm

Rwandan genocide survivor, Berthe Kayitesi, to speak at Bates

Berthe Kayitesi, an author and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, speaks on her experiences and the rebuilding of communities in post-conflict Rwanda at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave. The lecture, titled “Tomorrow My Life: Orphans in Post-Genocide Rwanda,” is open to the public and admission is free. It is part of the Civic Forum Series sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates.

Thursday

October 15, 2009 6:45 am

Bishop Gene Robinson, NewsHour analyst Paul Solman to speak in Bates College appearances

Paul Solman, an economics, business and occasional art correspondent to “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” speaks at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. He offers two lectures on a common theme, “The Divided Self: Money, God and Neighbor.” The Oct. 5 talk is titled “Spending Beyond Our Means and Are We Screwed If We Don’t?” and the Oct. 7 talk, “IS Money The Root of All Evil?” The Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire and the first openly gay, non-celibate bishop in a major Christian denomination, speaks at noon Thursday, Oct. 15, in the College Chapel, College Street. His talk is called “Religion and Gay Marriage: Why They Matter So Much.”

Wednesday

September 30, 2009 3:05 pm

The Huffington Post interviews Ru Seneviratne Freeman '94 about her debut novel

Ru Seneviratne Freeman ’94, a political science major at Bates, was interviewed by The Huffington Post about her debut novel,…

Wednesday

August 19, 2009 10:09 am

Abroad Experience

Photographs from study abroad hint at the space between knowledge and experience