King Day and Weekend events

Sankofa performs during Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2011.

The theme for 2012 King Day programming at Bates is Environmental Justice: Martin Luther King’s Unfinished Agenda. Here’s a schedule, updated Jan. 12, of events related to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, 2012. A breakdown of the afternoon workshops appears here. For more information, please call 207-786-6400:

red, black & GREEN: a blues: Performer-activist-educator Marc Bamuthi Joseph presents a staged reading of his multimedia performance piece.
7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, Olin Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

The Greenhorns: A film detailing the spirit, practices and challenges of America’s young farming community (2010; 40 min.). Presented by the Bates Environmental Film Festival.
4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, Chase Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Gasland: Director Josh Fox screens his film revealing the environmental damage caused by the natural gas mining practice called “fracking” (2010; 107 min.). Presented by the Bates Environmental Film Festival.
3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, Olin Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Julian Agyeman, a pioneering environmental justice and sustainability advocate, offers the homily for the college’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Memorial Service of Worship.
7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, College Chapel, 275 College St. FMI 207-786-8272.

The following all take place Monday, Jan. 16, 2012:

Julian Agyeman delivers The Dream Lives on: Towards a ‘Just’ Sustainability, the keynote address for Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances.
9:30 a.m. College Chapel, 275 College St.

Concurrent breakout sessions explore options for activism following the keynote address.
11 a.m., rooms TBA, Hedge Hall, 7 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Debaters from Morehouse and Bates colleges address the resolution “Environmental sustainability and social equality are incompatible.” Free, but tickets required — follow this link.
1 p.m., Olin Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Concurrent workshop sessions explore topics related to the day’s theme.
2:30 & 3:45 p.m., various locations

A Journey of Our Own: A performance by Sankofa, a Bates student group exploring cross-cultural blackness within African diasporic experiences through performative arts like dance, music, theater and spoken word. Free, but tickets required–follow this link.
7:30 p.m., Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.