Colby will celebrate Black History Month with a series of films, a panel and a concert, all focused on the 2003 centennial anniversary of the publication of W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk. With its essays on African-American life following the Emancipation Proclamation, The Souls of Black Folk is considered fundamental to the development of African-American and black studies programs. All of the following events are open to the public free of charge.
A conference on race, religion, sexuality, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic background sponsored by the students of Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges, will be held at Colby in Waterville February 7-8.
On Tuesday, January 21, 25 residents of Hachinohe City in northern Japan will perform Emburi, their regional New Year festival parade, at Colby College. The performance will take place at 6 p.m. in Dana Dining Hall on the Waterville campus. The event is open to the public and an admission charge of $7 includes dinner at Dana Dining Hall.
January 19 - 21 Billie Jean Young, a veteran stage actress, civil rights activist and educator, will present a series of events at Colby College in Waterville in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All of the events are open to the public and free of charge.
The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville will be closed December 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday. The museum also will close at 2 p.m. on December 31 and remain closed on January 1. The museum will be open regular hours December 26-30 and will resume regular hours on January 2.
Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Bruce Brown Collection, an exhibit of works by internationally recognized artists, will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville January 19 through March 23. The exhibit comes from the personal collection of Bruce Brown, a retired Maine schoolteacher who managed to assemble an extraordinary private collection over the last quarter century. It will open with a reception at the museum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, that is open to the public.
A semester-long study of Webber Pond and the environmental factors that influence the lake's water quality will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Vassalboro town office. It is open to the public and should last about one and a half hours.
Miriam Ching Louie, an activist for immigrant women's rights and an opponent of sweatshop labor practices, will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, December 4. Louie's lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Pugh Center and is open to the public free of charge.
Waterville's college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold its annual holiday food drive/music give-away on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its studio offices in the basement of Roberts Building on the Colby College campus. Donations will benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville.
HIV/AIDS activist Yan Hai Wan will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, December 5. Wan's lecture, "Human Rights and the Chinese Government's Reaction to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Henan Province," will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 213 of the Lovejoy Building.
Unprecedented threats to American civil liberties and encouragement to repressive regimes around the world who want to crack down on independent media are two consequences of America's war on terror, according to journalists who discussed "The Perils of Wartime Reporting" at this year's Lovejoy Convocation November 13 at Colby College in Maine.
The late Daniel Pearl of the Wall Street Journal was honored posthumously for his courage in pursuit of the truth as the 50th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Fellow. Pearl was on his way to interview a Muslim fundamentalist leader in Pakistan last January when he was abducted. He was later killed. His sister Tamara Pearl accepted the posthumous award on behalf of her family at this year's Lovejoy Convocation November 13 at Colby College in Maine.
Robert Pinsky, former U.S. poet laureate, will read selections of his poetry on Wednesday, December 4, at Colby College in Waterville. The reading will begin at 8 p.m. in the Robins Room of Roberts Building. Pinsky will be available for a book signing following the event.
On Saturday, November 16, more than 100 community activists from across Maine will gather at Colby College in Waterville for Maine Toxics Action 2002, the state's largest annual environmental conference on toxics and public health.
On Monday, November 18, beginning at 5 p.m. free tickets for Colby College's 33rd annual Service of Carols and Lights will be distributed in the lobby of Colby's Cotter Union to members of the community.
Members of Colby College's studio art faculty will show works in a variety of media for the annual Fall Faculty Art Exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. The exhibit will be on view from November 15 through December 22 and the public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, November 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Colby College's Department of Theater and Dance will present the play Iph..., an adaptation of Euripides's Iphigeneia in Aulis, November 21-23. Performances will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. in Colby's Strider Theater in Waterville.
On Monday, November 4, two speakers at Colby College in Waterville will discuss their personal experiences with war and terrorism. Seiko Ikeda, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, and Colby graduate Andrew Rice, who lost a brother in the September 11 terrorist attacks, will explain their views on the necessity of nonviolence and disarmament. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 100 of the Lovejoy Building. It is open to the public and free of charge.