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Franco Festivities to be shown at Bates

Wednesday, May 6, 1998 2:44 pm

Franco Festivities, a documentary about Maine’s Franco American culture by Maine filmmaker...

Historian to discuss civil rights and economic justice

Monday, April 27, 1998 3:29 pm

Howard Zinn, a civil-rights historian, playwright and award-winning author, will discuss Civil Rights and Economic Justice May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Black Maria film festival to screen winning entries

Friday, April 17, 1998 3:11 pm

Bates will screen winning entries from the 17th annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival May 2 and May 3 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The Saturday program begins at 8 p.m., and a different program begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for each screening, and tickets can be purchased at the door. The festival is sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art with support from the Bates Filmboard.

Wertheim to discuss "Faith vs. Reason" at Bates

Thursday, February 19, 1998 3:36 pm

Australian science commentator Margaret Wertheim, author of "Beyond 2000," a book based on the acclaimed Discovery Channel series, will discuss "Faith vs. Reason" at Bates College March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

Health-care barriers facing Portland's Vietnamese to be discussed at Bates

Wednesday, February 18, 1998 3:33 pm

Lien Le, a Bates College junior from Portland, will discuss the results of her study on health-care barriers facing Portland's Vietnamese community at Bates College March 6 at 4:15 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. Le's talk is part of the weekly TGIF lecture series at Bates and is open to the public without charge.

Bates students to discuss gay-rights strategies

Thursday, February 12, 1998 3:02 pm

Members of several Bates College student organizations, including the Bates Democrats, the New World Coalition, the Gay-Lesbian Bisexual Alliance and Solidaridad Latina, will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Bates College Chapel to discuss political strategies that support gay rights in Maine.

Cummings to discuss "Narrative Quilts" at Bates Museum of Art

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 2:53 pm

Artist Michael Cummings will discuss his "Narrative Quilts" exhibit at the Bates College Museum of Art Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center. The museum will remain open after the lecture until 9 p.m. The public is invited and admission is free. The "Narrative Quilts" exhibit will be on view through March 20.

Students named Philip J. Otis Fellows

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 2:06 pm

Bates College sophomores Matthew Ensner of Asheville, N.C., and Takeshi Miyamoto of Tokyo, Japan, have been named Philip J. Otis Fellows and will receive $5,000 grants for research and travel to promote greater understanding of environmental issues and the connection between the environment and spirituality.

Portland Muslim shares perspective

Monday, January 26, 1998 12:03 pm

Jim Weaver of the Portland Masjid and Islamic Center will discuss "A Muslim's Perspective" as part of a Bates College lecture series "Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul" at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Dangers of homophobia to be discussed

Thursday, January 15, 1998 12:27 pm

Donald L. Johnson, a psychologist at the University of Colorado's Multicultural Center, will deliver a lecture on the destructiveness of homophobia at Bates College at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in Chase Lounge. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.

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