Multifaith Banquet

Multifaith Banquet is an annual tradition that draws people from the Bates community together to enjoy music and storytelling that gives voice to the multitude of worldviews and identities of our school.

For health and safety, the banquet shifted online in 2020, and the contributions of all the speakers and performers are below. This format allowed for even more variety and creative expression, so we hope you will enjoy all of these reflections on the treasures, trinkets and tales that cultivate a subconscious smile.

You may view the full video of the Multifaith Banquet or choose the individual pieces that appear below.

Video of the 2020 Multifaith Banquet


Nana Baffoe ’22, Michael Ratsimbazafy ’22 & Tom Linkas ’22

performing “Godspeed” by Frank Ocean

Matt Suslovic ’21 and Frances White ’23

Welcome to the 2020 Multifaith Banquet

Opening Blessing Montage

Rev. Dr. Brittany Longsdorf, Multifaith Chaplain

Hannah McKenzie ’21

Deon Custard ’21

Owen Schmidt ’21

Ashley Koman ’22

Taylor Si ’24

Sam Jean-Francois ’23

Claudio Jimenez ’22

Crosstones

“Light On” by Maggie Rogers

Katie Shambaugh ’23

Cyan Hunte ’22

Yueh Qi Chuah ’22

Rabbi Sruli Dresdner, Rebbetzin Lisa Mayer, Charlie & Johnny

Nana Baffoe ’22, Michael Ratsimbazafy ’22 & Tom Linkas ’22

“Auld Lang Syne” by Robert Burns