Archives for "Society and culture"

Wednesday

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.”

Friday

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.”

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

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.

Thursday

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.

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

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.

Monday

September 9, 2002 4:13 pm

Fall T.G.I.F. lecture series begins

John McClendon, an associate professor in the Bates College programs in African American and American cultural studies, opens the college’s T.G.I.F lecture series at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Edmund S. Muskies Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to lectures in the series free of charge. Refreshments will be available.

Thursday

March 7, 2002 9:18 am

Renowned scholar in comparative religion to speak

Referred to as “the world’s ambassador to religions everywhere, a man of passionate intellect and immense heart” by theologian Thomas Moore, Huston Smith, a nationally renowned scholar in comparative religious studies, will discuss “Religion’s Role in an Acutely Troubling Era” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend this annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture in Ethics and Education free of charge.