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Poverty Post-MLK: How Can We Help?

Poverty Post-MLK: How Can We Help?

Kristen Doerer

January 30, 2013

Martin Luther King day began in the Peter J. Gomes Chapel this past Monday morning with a theme of debt and inequality. It began with an introduction from Dean Reese, a welcome from President Clayton Spencer, an overview by Pamela J. Baker, an Introduction by Charles Nero, and finally, Anthea Butler’s keynot...

Sankofa: A Rose by Any Other Name Review

Sankofa: A Rose by Any Other Name Review

Eliza Gabriel

January 30, 2013

If you had any doubts about the amount of talent at Bates, hopefully you were lucky enough to score a ticket to the Sankofa show this past MLK Day. This multi-genre show was jam-packed with great acts. Entitled A Rose by Any Other Name, this show focused primarily on sexuality and it’s place in var...

Where Anthea Butler went wrong: An unbalanced MLK Day

Where Anthea Butler went wrong: An unbalanced MLK Day

Alex Daugherty

January 30, 2013

It seems that our recent MLK Day celebration at our liberal arts college came with a heavy dose of "liberal". Anthea Butler, a professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, delivered the keynote address. Butler is a frequent guest on the Melissa Perry Harris Show on MSNBC and unsurprising...

Dr. Anthea Butler kicks off MLK celebration

Dr. Anthea Butler kicks off MLK celebration

Sam Learner

January 23, 2013

This year’s three-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life, legacy, and "forgotten economic message," began with a keynote address delivered by Dr. Anthea Butler, a professor of religion at the University of Pennsylvania. President Spencer’s introduction, in which she praised the Bates tradition of observing t...

A bridge between the past and the present: A call to action for the future

A bridge between the past and the present: A call to action for the future

Katharine Sgarro

January 23, 2013

"It does not mean anything if you fight to sit at the lunch counter and you still cannot buy the hamburger." On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a substantial segment of the Bates community gathered in the Peter J. Gomes Chapel to listen to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote Address entit...

MLK day events explore how economics and social justice connect

MLK day events explore how economics and social justice connect

Grace Pezzella

January 16, 2013

Each year for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Bates College celebrates with a series of events and workshops centered on a connecting theme. This year, the theme is Debt and Inequality: The Relevance of King’s Forgotten Economic Message. Beginning this Sunday and lasting through Monday, Bates will host feature films, workshops, and performances by Sankofa, as well as t...

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