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Bates College plans Martin Luther King Day events

Posted Jan. 05, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.

LEWISTON — Martin Luther King Jr. Day events to be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15-10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, Bates College, 2 Andrews Road. Events include film “All the Difference” and discussion, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, Pettengill Hall, G2; interfaith service led by the Rev. Dr. Charles Howard 7-8 p.m. Jan. 15, Peter J. Gomes Chapel; several workshops and discussions all day Monday, Jan. 16, plus keynote speaker 9-10:30 a.m. at Peter J. Gomes Chapel by educator and author, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, on “No Reparations Without Racial Education: Martin Luther King on the Tyranny of Ignorance,” which will be live-streamed; The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, Class of 1920, Debate, 3:45-5 p.m. Jan. 16, Olin Concert Hall, on the motion “This house believes the state should exclusively focus on rectifying current inequalities to the exclusion of compensating for historical injustices,” which is free but tickets required; Sankofa presents “Testimonies of Melanin Magic” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, at Schaeffer Theatre; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read-In, at Martel School with fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders. For the full schedule of workshops and discussions, visit https://www.bates.edu/mlk .

 

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