Stories about "Society and culture"
Sociologist to discuss race and diversity at Bates

Tuesday, October 21, 2003 8:11 am

Troy Duster, professor of sociology at New York University, will give a talk titled "Colorblindness and the Veil of Privilege: From Redress to Diversity and Back" at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Campus Avenue, Bates College. Sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action and Institutional Diversity, the talk is open to the public free of charge.

Speaker to discuss post-revolutionary Cuba at Bates

Tuesday, October 7, 2003 10:51 am

Andrés Gomez, a founder of the "Antonio Maceo Brigade," the Miami-based organization of Cubans living in the United States who favor normalized relations with Cuba, presents "David and Goliath: Cuba's Struggle Today," at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, Bates College. The public is invited to attend the talk free of charge.

Events afford insight into French culture

Thursday, March 27, 2003 10:00 am

The cultural affinity between France and the United States remains robust despite political tempests, as will be demonstrated with an upcoming play, a theatrical workshop and an author's discussion of his book about life in a French village.

Anti-racist activist Time Wise to speak

Monday, March 24, 2003 10:43 am

Timothy J. Wise, a prominent social-justice activist and commentator, presents a lecture titled Beyond Tolerance: Race and Power in an Age of Backlash at 4:15 p.m. Friday, March 28, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The event is free and open to the public. The talk will touch on the role of race in the war with Iraq and in the anti-war movement.

New York Times reporter to discuss immigrant experience

Wednesday, March 19, 2003 2:14 pm

New York Times reporter Joseph Berger, author of the acclaimed memoir Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust (Scribner, 2001), will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue.

Jamaican poet, Times reporter to read work on displaced persons in America

Friday, February 28, 2003 11:41 am

Prize-winning Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison with New York Times reporter Joseph Berger, author of the acclaimed memoir "Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust" (Scribner, 2001), will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

Bates hosts major conference on Lewiston-Auburn diversity

Thursday, February 20, 2003 12:00 pm

Well-known Maine politicians, officials from the public and private sectors, and local Somali residents will join educators and students at Bates College in March for the conference "Toward Harmony: A New Diversity in Lewiston-Auburn."

Jean Kilbourne, ad critic and 'Lecturer of the Year,' to speak

Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:45 pm

Internationally recognized for her pioneering work on how advertising represents alcohol, tobacco and the image of women, author Jean Kilbourne offers a slide presentation titled "The Naked Truth: Advertising's Image of Women."

Rabbi discusses a second career in Spiritual Journey series

Friday, January 17, 2003 1:45 pm

Rabbi Thomas M. Alpert of Temple Tifereth Israel in Malden, Mass., will discuss changing careers in midlife in a lecture titled "Your Not-So-Young Shall See Visions: Reflections of a New Second-Career Rabbi."

King Day events feature prominent activist and filmmaker

Wednesday, January 8, 2003 3:07 pm

Award-winning filmmaker Joanne Grant, a writer and veteran civil rights activist of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, is the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances.

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