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Say What? Bates quotes from here and there: April 30, 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021 10:57 am

There's a lot to talk about these days: the return to sports, racial issues, and what the skies above Bates might bring.

Say What? Bates quotes from here and there: Sept. 17

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:48 pm

Recent quotes from Bates folks, from Kirk Read's Descartes- and COVID-inspired motto (in French) to Benjamin Mays' call to aspire higher.

"Living and working in the Lewiston community has taught me a lot about what it really means to invest in the place one calls home because I’ve had the opportunity to work so closely with individuals who have committed themselves to connecting community members to food, land, and each other.”—Religious studies major Anna Maheu ’21 of New York City, photographed on Campus Avenue with the Good Food Bus, a mobile market that brings locally sourced produce to various neighborhoods.Maheu’s Harward Summer Civic Fellowship with the Nutrition Center is funded through the Harward Center for Community Partnerships @harwardcenter.A food security organization for food insecure and otherwise vulnerable families, the Nutrition Center’s integrated programs include urban community gardens, children’s gardening and cooking programs, cooking and nutrition education programs, youth leadership programs, food access initiatives, and a food pantry.Maheu’s work this summer consists of supporting the Nutrition Centers various gardens throughout Lewiston-Auburn, maintaining educational gardens, assisting the food pantry in its efforts to adapt to COVID-19 through food deliveries, and the Good Food Bus.Maheu’s hands-on experience, coupled with support provided by the Nutrition Center’s staff members, has provided her with a “ground-level look at the myriad ways that food justice and access is pursued,” she says, and “has reaffirmed how fundamental food and soil are to the lives we live, the power structures we must work against, and the relationships we cultivate.”Thanks to the Nutrition Center, she also has had the chance to grow much of her own food this summer. “I will take these sustaining and sustainable capacities with me into my life after Bates.”
Say What? Bates quotes from here and there: Aug. 13, 2020

Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:36 pm

A new addition to BatesNews, "Say What?" is an occasional roundup of what Bates folks are saying about this and that.