Lingua Franca (Common Language)
Launched in 2015, the OED’s Lingua Franca program serves as an institution-wide public forum for students, staff, and faculty to discuss major social and institutional topics.
Lingua Franca’s goal is to provide students, staff, and faculty with a consistent, structured, and inclusive forum for exploring important social topics that impact life at Bates. Forum topics are determined by polling the entire community. We believe this kind of programming flexibility will allow us to best serve the community and ensure that Lingua Franca remains vital, intellectually stimulating, and a forum in which difference of opinion is nurtured, explored, and valued.
2019 Winter Semester Program
Part 1 of 3
What Is Citizenship?
Part 2 of 3
Citizenship: Who is Included? Who is Excluded? Why?
Part 3 of 3
Citizenship and Daily Life: When Values and Policies Collide
The 2019 Lingua Franca Program is Co-sponsored by the offices of Global Education, Campus Life, and Intercultural Education (OIE), the programs of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies, and the department of Politics; as well as the Harward Center, the Multifaith Chaplaincy, and the following student clubs: Caribbean Students Association, Latinos Unidos, College Democrats, and the Environmental Coalition.