Sally Yates served as a United States attorney and later as United States Deputy Attorney General under President Barack Obama. With the inauguration of Donald Trump and the departure of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Yates served as acting attorney general until being dismissed by President Trump January 30 following her instruction to the Justice Department not to defend Trump’s immigration-related executive order in court. Cosponsored by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement and the Oak Institute for Human Rights.

Contact: Amanda Cooley, goldfarb@colby.edu, 207-859-5300


The last in the series of events for the Photography and Migration project. Bring your historical family photos for digitization and share your migration stories. Includes free local music, food, photo preservation workshops, portrait sessions, and more. Whether you arrived in Maine in 1917 or 2017, join us for this celebration of our cultural heritage. The event runs noon-4 p.m. at 73 Elm Street, Waterville.

Contact: Professor Tanya Sheehan, tanya.sheehan@colby.edu, 207-859-5641


Coming-of-age stories, family entertainment, satire as commentary—all inspire composers to write and audiences to engage. The Colby Wind Ensemble celebrates music that captures the imagination with works that include Satiric Dances for a Comedy by Aristophanes and Fantasies on a Theme for Band by Haydn, both by Norman Della Joio, and film scores including theme music from Doctor Who by Ron Grainer and The Hobbit by Howard Shore. Sponsored by the Music Department.

Contact: Deb Ward, djward@colby.edu, 207-859-5670


Celebrate our community with refreshments, art making for all ages, and guided tours. This event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact: Jordia Benjamin, jordia.benjamin@colby.edu, 207-859-5613


Zao Wou-Ki’s unique pictorial language drew from a rich variety of sources—ancient and modern, Asian and European. Exhibition co-curator Melissa Walt will examine how the artist moved across time and space in several of the works on view.

Contact: Jordia Benjamin, jordia.benjamin@colby.edu, 207-859-5613


Find new and exciting ways to explore the museum through a scavenger hunt and then participate in an egg-decorating workshop. This event runs 10 a.m. to noon.

Contact: Jordia Benjamin, jordia.benjamin@colby.edu, 207-859-5613


In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that’s every mother’s worst nightmare. He leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem’s show becomes as controversial as it popular. He and his staff must endure physical threats, protests, and legal action, all because of jokes. As Bassem attempts to remain on the air, keep his staff safe, and not get arrested, he continues to let those in power know they’re being held accountable. Tickling Giants follows the team of AlBernameg as they discover democracy is not easily won. The young women and men working on Bassem’s show are fearless revolutionaries, who just happen to be really funny.


Prof. Adam Howard of Colby College and Dr. Alyssa Gray of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, will speak about the relationship between dignity and wealth from a secular and a Jewish perspective.