Archives for "Civic engagement"
December 8, 2009 12:37 pm
For some members of our community,the simple freedom of economic choice does not exist. Religious considerations prohibit Muslims in our community from using the American system of banking. Specifically, they are forbidden to use banking products that involve interest or money begetting money.That’s why, at the bank’s request, my Bates anthropology class “Production and Reproduction” took on a community-based research project involving the local Somali population this semester. We explored ways in which Islamic and American banking differ. Our research gave the bank ideas for Islamic banking services.
December 2, 2009 4:32 pm
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).
November 15, 2009 4:03 pm
A Boston Globe story describes the support network for six siblings of the Basij-Rasikh family of Afghanistan, several of whom…
November 9, 2009 2:26 pm
After a hiatus of a couple of weeks, students have resumed their work in the local community in schools and other agencies.
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…
October 29, 2009 12:14 pm
This winter, in collaboration with the Androscoggin Valley Regional Program for the Gifted and Talented, Bates College hosts three presentations related to the 2010 election for Maine governor.
Former Maine Gov. Angus King opens the series with a discussion of his first Blaine House race at noon Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. King will also discuss his legacy as governor, including the Maine public school laptop program that provides every public middle-school student with an Apple laptop.
October 21, 2009 3:43 pm
As climate activists worldwide take part in an International Day of Climate Action on Saturday, Oct. 24, Kennedy Park in downtown Lewiston will be the focus of local efforts supporting the cause.
October 16, 2009 4:19 pm
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.
October 16, 2009 4:04 pm
Roy Heffernan, “chief operating optimist” for the apparel company Life is good, known for its optimistic slogan and subtle humility, speaks at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Bates College’s Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Sponsored by the Bates Student Philanthropy Club, the event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-6129.
October 15, 2009 3:27 pm
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