Archives for "Civic engagement"
Opportunities flourish in Bates senior's gardens

Friday, August 8, 2003 10:46 am

Scion of a farming family in Sandwich, N.H., Booty has put her agricultural experience to work for Lots to Gardens, a Lewiston-based nonprofit founded in 1998 by another Bates student, Kirsten Walter. Booty — who is as passionate about civic involvement as she is about raising food — is the youth coordinator for the program, which uses gardening projects to strengthen community and support local young people.

Catholic worker to speak in Spiritual Journey series at Bates

Tuesday, March 4, 2003 3:50 pm

Catholic Worker Matt Daloisio will discuss the transformation in his life in a lecture titled Overturning the 'Filthy, Rotten System': From Aspiring Accountant to Pacific Anarchist by the Age of 22, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue.

Grant supports public school programming at Bates museum

Monday, January 20, 2003 1:50 pm

A two-year, $50,000 grant recently received by the Museum of Art will support educational programming for 400 local middle school students at the museum. The grant supports the museum's Thousand Words Project.

Bates panel considers a Republican-controlled government'

Thursday, January 16, 2003 1:36 pm

Four panelists, sounding off on a variety of issues, will present a discussion titled "The Implications of a Republican-Controlled Government," followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St.

King Day events feature prominent activist and filmmaker

Wednesday, January 8, 2003 3:07 pm

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.

Response to racist activity includes talk by former Somali prime minister

Thursday, January 2, 2003 2:55 pm

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.

Former prime minister to discuss Somalia

Thursday, January 2, 2003 2:37 pm

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.

Bates offers workshops in response to racist group

Monday, December 23, 2002 2:25 pm

In response to a Jan. 11 meeting in Lewiston planned by the World Church of the Creator, a national white supremacist and anti-Semitic organization, Bates College is working with the Lewiston-Auburn community to schedule alternative programs to oppose hatred and bias.

Activists discuss creation of land trusts for low-income families in Spiritual Journey series

Tuesday, November 5, 2002 4:05 pm

Rosemary Haughton and Nancy Schwoyer will describe the creation of Wellspring House, a shelter, center for social justice and land-trust enterprise a lecture titled "Change and Exchange

'Une Fete des Artes:' Bates College Leadership Academy, Twin Cities present community arts festival

Tuesday, September 17, 2002 9:03 am

In cooperation with the cities of Lewiston and Auburn, the Bates College Leadership Academy premieres "Une Fete des Artes," a community arts festival taking place along the Androscoggin River from 10 a.m. to sunset Saturday, Sept. 28. This showcase for local performers and visual artists will be held at Railroad Park, Lewiston, and across the footbridge in Auburn at Rodney Bonney Memorial Park and Auburn Festival Plaza. Admission is free.

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