Stories about "Justice and poverty"
‘The spirit of John’: Lewiston and Auburn dedicate the John T. Jenkins ’74 Memorial Bridge

Friday, July 1, 2022 4:08 pm

A big gathering of friends, family, colleagues, and admirers gathered to remember John Jenkins and to dedicate the span as the John T. Jenkins Memorial Bridge. 

Sitting with Desmond Tutu on Bates Commencement day

Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:54 am

Trish Morse '60 recalls Commencement 2000, sitting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the Coram Terrace, watching the academic procession arrive, and talking — a conversation she recalls often, particularly after learning of his death in December.

Voices from MLK Day: ‘We are finished sitting quietly, insisting on the possibility of change’

Friday, January 21, 2022 11:44 am

Five speakers on MLK Day at Bates, Maine-based thinkers, practitioners, and activists, offered personal narratives and insights that vividly captured the day's theme, "What I Mean When I Say: Decolonization and Liberation."

Sociologist Ken Kolb ’98: Well-intentioned efforts to fix food deserts are ‘flawed’ and miss the point

Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:44 am

Access to better food is championed by the foodie movement, says Furman University sociology professor Ken Kolb '98, but "there's really no evidence that increasing access will actually change the way people eat."

Bates announces MLK Day 2022 events

Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:05 pm

It's a term you may have heard — "decolonization" — without fully grasping its meaning or relevance. If that's true for you, then welcome to Bates' 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance.

Professors, inspired by a Bates play, offer lessons in American redlining and racism

Friday, October 29, 2021 10:47 am

Bates professors offer a range of perspectives on racial justice, reparations, and housing inequity during a discussion inspired by the Bates production of the play The Luck of the Irish.

"This message is more than just three words. To grow, evolve, and transform means to accept and embrace the path you were meant to be on in order to grow as an individual and change the world around you."Thank you for this opportunity! I hope this can reach people. Let me know if you need anything else. “Sincerely,Elena Valle ’25 of Damascus, Md.Join us for Free Press on Friday, October 1st from 3:00pm-5:00pm outside of the Benjamin Mays Center.Printmaking at Free Press involves rolling ink out onto stamps carved by a variety of talented Bates artists and using those stamps to make designs on the canvas of your choice. We’ll provide limited quantities of paper, fabric masks, and canvas tote bags to print on, you bring whatever else is in need of artistic embellishment (t-shirts? jean jackets? your roommate’s bedspread?). No prior art experience or skill is necessary—we’ll have artists there to guide you through the printmaking process.
Free Press: printmaking and social justice amidst peppy pop music

Friday, October 8, 2021 11:43 am

Outside the Benjamin E. Mays Center, students traded compliments and encouragement — all the while creating social justice prints — as the Bates "Stringfellows" held their third Free Press printmaking event.

Bates College announces $100 million initiative to expand access for talented students who are Pell eligible, low income, or undocumented

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 9:00 am

The $100 million effort is powered by a $50 million challenge grant from the Schuler Education Foundation that will be matched dollar for dollar by Bates donors. "This is a game changer for Bates," says President Clayton Spencer.

Bates to honor Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, artist Vanessa German, musician Rhiannon Giddens, and activist and lawyer Chase Strangio at Commencement

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:44 pm

Following last year's virtual event, the college's 155th Commencement will feature two complete, in-person ceremonies on May 27, each accommodating half the senior class.

Metro riders wear masks in Qingdao, China, in November 2020. (Photograph by Gauthier Delecroix)
Bates professor’s paper foretold growing risk of racism toward Asian Americans

Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:06 pm

One year ago, as the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Assistant Professor of Economics Leshui He and colleagues in China called attention to a growing threat of discrimination faced by Asian people worldwide.

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