Stories about "Justice and poverty"
Q&A: In Boston State House play, Cliff Odle explores slavery, freedom, and allyship

Friday, October 4, 2019 10:01 am

The language of civil rights and the “disappointing white moderate” go way back, says the Bates lecturer in theater.

Lecturer in Environmental Studies Ethan Miller '00 at Wild Mountain Cooperative at 217 South Mountain Road in Greene where his wife Kate, and their son, Loren, 6, who live cooperatively with a group of people, including short term residents Katharine Gaillard ’19 and Kyra Bleicher '19, both with Bates Garden experience, who are apprenticing with Kate in the herb garden, aka the community apothecary. With medicinal plants.Pictures include the group harvesting medicinal herbs (including Spilanthes), picking apples, peaches and grapes (Clementine and Somerset Seedless), and working on building a tree house in the woods. Loren has just learned to ride a bicycle (he taught himself) Says Bleicher: It's a great place to be inspired by dreams and schemes of the people here and to create your own in the midst of it."Wild Mountain Cooperative is a multifaceted collective effort: we are a cooperatively-run subsistence and medicine farm, a gathering place for transformative teaching and learning, a wildlands sanctuary, and a small cooperative living community. We are situated in Greene, Maine, within a 300 acre wildland preserve that embraces the entire watershed of a 40 acre lake called Berry Pond.
Q&A: It’s time for a new paradigm in our view of how to live, says Ethan Miller

Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:45 pm

In a 2019 book, Bates lecturer Miller calls for a fundamentally new approach to the conversation about living sustainably.

To address today’s problems, look to Ella Baker, says scholar-activist Barbara Ransby

Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:19 pm

In her postponed Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote, the renowned historian helps us parlay lessons of the past into a brighter future.

Imani Perry: What if digital activism, such as via Twitter, doesn’t really do anything?

Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:24 pm

Instead of Twitter cancellations and Facebook face-offs, we should focus on transformation, says Perry, a Princeton professor and noted public intellectual.

Video: Behind the scenes for the Morehouse–Bates debate on MLK Day

Friday, January 25, 2019 12:21 pm

Each year, Morehouse and Bates debaters team up on MLK Day to honor Benjamin Mays, whose enduring influence is felt by Bates, Morehouse, and the nation.

Picture story: 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates

Friday, January 25, 2019 10:54 am

Faculty, local residents, staff, and students gather for a Bates observance with the theme “Lifting Every Voice: Intersectionality and Activism.”

11 quotes that capture MLK Day 2019 at Bates

Friday, January 25, 2019 10:28 am

There's plenty to say during and about MLK Day at Bates, a celebration rich in revelations, recollections, and reminders.

We heard these six social justice terms on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates

Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:34 am

Learn about these six terms: respectability politics, activism, intersectionality, decolonial feminism, allyship, and black formalism.

Video: MLK Day at Bates is a chance to ‘get vulnerable’

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:55 pm

Racism and other social inequalities are ever-present but not ever-discussed. Members of the Bates MLK Day planning committee invite us to open the conversation.

For a Nepalese honey hunter’s last harvest, friend and filmmaker Ben Ayers ’99 was there

Monday, June 18, 2018 4:38 pm

A decade in a Nepal community helped Ayers achieve sustainable development. It also helped a man who hunts hallucinogenic honey trust you make a movie about his last harvest.

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