Goldfarb Center Newsletter

Goldfarb Center Newsletter - October 31, 2011

October 31, 2011

In This Issue...
- CVC Spearheads Campaign as Part of Homelessness Awareness Month
- Bringing Scary Back at the 3rd Annual Freaky 5K
- Get Out The Vote!
- Upcoming Public Lectures
- In the Community

CVC Spearheads Campaign as Part of Homelessness Awareness Month

Throughout the month of November, the CVC is organizing a series of events to help increase awareness on campus about homelessness in the greater Waterville area.  In addition, the CVC is hoping to raise $10,000 to support the construction of a new Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter (MMHS) and the creation of an endowment to enable continued operation. The MMHS is three-quarters of the way to its goal of $2.8 million.  As citizens of Waterville, it is critically important to invest time, energy and resources in this cause.  Tomorrow is the first event!

Tuesday, November 1st
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

The CVC has been asking our community this question: "What does home mean to you?"  The responses will become part of a visual display using various artistic media which asks us to think about homelessness in Waterville.  Betty Palmer, director of the MMHS, will be speaking and the Colby Hip-Hop Alliance will also be performing.  The CVC will be selling its campaign t-shirts and food and beverages will be provided.  We hope to see you there!

Bringing Scary Back at the 3rd Annual Freaky 5K

The Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) hosted the 3rd Annual Freaky 5K Fun Run/Walk last Saturday, a fundraiser for Hardy Girls Healthy Women, a local organization that promotes the health, well-being, and empowerment of women and girls in Central Maine.  Over 200 people including 110 Colby students donned their scariest and most creative costumes, raising nearly $12,000 to fund HGHW programs.  Colby Women's Lacrosse won the prize for the Biggest Team with 13 team members participating, while Lindsey McKenna (Cruella de Vil) and her dalmatians took the prize for most creative costume. 

Get Out The Vote!

Reminder to all registered voters that next Tuesday, November 8th, is Election Day.  There are four important referendum questions on the ballot, as well as the election of the next mayor of Waterville.  Last week, the Goldfarb Center hosted a mayoral debate featuring Karen Heck (Unenrolled), Andy Roy (Republican), and Dana Sennett (Democrat), who engaged in a lively discussion focused on what the city has to offer potential residents and entrepreneurs, what the city is lacking, and how to maintain services and make improvements without raising taxes.  Click here to listen to a podcast of the debate.  

Upcoming Public Lectures

The Supreme Court and Civil Rights: A Promise Unfulfilled?
TONIGHT - Monday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122

Six Minutes To Doomsday: Assessing the State of the Nuclear Threat
Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122

A Conversation with the Governor of Maine
Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium

In The Community

Question 1: A Documentary Film on the Battle for Same-Sex Marriage in Maine
Friday, Oct. 28 - Thursday, Nov. 3 (1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00)
Railroad Square Cinema

On May 6th, 2009 Maine became the first state in this country to legislatively grant same-sex couples the right to marry. Seven months later, on November 3rd, 2009 Maine reversed, becoming the thirty-first state in this country to say "no" to gay and lesbian marriage. It was an outcome that took the country by storm, and surprised many. QUESTION ONE chronicles the fierce and emotional battle that took place in Maine during that time, a battle with political symbolism as a bellwether for the greater ideological battlefield in American politics. The film follows several intimates from both sides of the campaign and tells the story not just of the battle of the referendum, but the motivations of those that give so much of themselves to the campaign. Unrated. 95 Min.

Maine Crafts Guild Annual Crafts Show
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Maine State Museum
230 State Street, Augusta

Experience first hand the direct link between Maine's long history of fine handcrafted objects and its contemporary practitioners.  Meet 30 of Maine's finest craftspeople and begin your holiday shopping at this beautiful light-filled show of heirloom-quality work that will enrich anyone's home, body and soul. Work made by hand, made to last. Free admission.