Archives for "Civic engagement"

Tuesday

January 20, 2009 12:00 pm

Harward Center panel discusses feminism and women's rights

Debra Schultz, an historian and human rights consultant; Jael Silliman, a women’s rights program officer for the Ford Foundation; and Shalom Odokara, executive director of Women in Need Industries, offer a presentation titled “Women’s Rights and Women’s Activism: An International Perspective”.

Monday

January 19, 2009 10:02 am

Bates study: Accept Somali work experience for GED, language skills

The largest barrier to employment for many new Somali residents of Lewiston and Auburn is a lack of English language skills, according to a new report by a Bates College research group. Somali respondents also voiced frustration that a General Educational Development (GED) certificate is often required as a minimum qualification for most entry-level jobs, regardless of prior job experience. The GED certifies that an individual has American high school-level academic skills.

Wednesday

January 7, 2009 12:29 pm

Bates retrospective: 2008 in review

Enjoy this look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates College events and achievements of 2008.

Friday

November 14, 2008 12:00 pm

State government, MCLU, FBI represented on homeland security panel

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is one of three panelists who will discuss terrorism, homeland security and civil liberties in a Bates College presentation.

Tuesday

November 11, 2008 12:00 pm

Downtown Education Collaborative presents Envisioning Lewiston

The Downtown Education Collaborative (DEC) officially opens its doors with a photographic exhibition about Lewiston from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at its 219 Lisbon St. storefront center.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Cornfield as Classroom

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.

Tuesday

October 21, 2008 2:20 pm

Students discuss presidential election in civic forum

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships continues its 2008-09 Civic Forum series with a student panel discussion on possible outcomes and implications of the upcoming presidential election.

Wednesday

September 24, 2008 3:52 pm

What Happens On November 5? Activating Citizenship (No Matter Who Wins)

Peter Levine, Director of The Center For Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University, gives his lecture “What Happens on November 5? Activating Citizenship (No Matter Who Wins).”

Friday

September 19, 2008 11:11 am

Student Volunteer Fellows coordinate peers' community participation

For the seventh year, a team of Bates College students is coordinating a program that matches fellow students with volunteer opportunities in the Lewiston-Auburn region. The seven Student Volunteer Fellows at Bates during the 2008-09 academic year are seniors Jessica Adelman, Hiu Man Christine Chiu, Anne Fischer, Erin Gilligan and Julie Miller-Hendry; and sophomores Chelsea Pennucci and Diane Saunders.

Tuesday

July 1, 2008 10:39 am

Community Fabric

The Harward Center and a fledgling Lewiston museum weave a working partnership.