Archives for "Society and culture"


February 28, 2003 11:41 am

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

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.


February 20, 2003 12:00 pm

Bates hosts major conference on Lewiston-Auburn diversity

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.”


January 22, 2003 2:45 pm

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

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.”


January 17, 2003 1:45 pm

Rabbi discusses a second career in Spiritual Journey series

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.”


January 8, 2003 3:07 pm

King Day events feature prominent activist and filmmaker

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.


January 2, 2003 2:55 pm

Response to racist activity includes talk by former Somali prime minister

A Jan. 15 lecture by a former prime minister of Somalia is one of a series of events that is to be presented in response to the World Church of the Creator, a national white supremacist and anti-Semitic organization that plans to protest Somali immigration in a Jan. 11 meeting in Lewiston.


January 2, 2003 2:37 pm

Former prime minister to discuss Somalia

Ali Khalif Galaydh, who served as the prime minister of Somalia from 2000 to 2001, visits to discuss the past, present and future of his native country in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. Free and open to the public, the lecture continues a series of events offered in response to the anti-Somali rally scheduled in Lewiston Jan. 11 by a national hate group.


November 5, 2002 3:42 pm

Author to discuss contemporary Native American women artists

Phoebe Farris, editor of the book “Women Artists of Color: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook to 20th Century Artists in the Americas” (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999), and professor of art, design and women’s studies at Purdue University, discusses contemporary female Native American artists at 4:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend at no charge.


October 16, 2002 3:01 pm

U.S. Muslim woman describes peace pilgrimage to Afghanistan in Spiritual Journey series

Shamshad Sheikh, Muslim chaplain at Mount Holyoke College, will discuss her experiences in a Bates College lecture titled From Pakistan to Afghanistan via the United States: A Muslim Peace Pilgrim’s Journey, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend this discussion, part of the “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2002-03” series sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, free of charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.


September 19, 2002 9:55 am

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses “The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend his talk, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge. Donations in the form of canned goods or clothing for the Good Shepherd Food Bank will be accepted, and a reception will follow in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue.