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11:00 AM

Food Recovery Committee

March 11, 11:00 AM
Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME
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A group of people concerned about food insecurity for area residents is starting a gleaning group. Gleaning, or food rescue, is defined by the Maine Gleaning Network as “gathering of produce after or during an active harvest and donating the produce to humans rather than for compost or for animal feed. The produce gleaned could […]

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5:00 PM

Leveraging Social Marketing for Reproductive Health

March 11, 5:00 PM
Free

Join the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Jennifer Pope ’96, director, family planning and reproductive health at Population Services International. Pope provides technical assistance to country programs providing life-saving products, clinical services, and behavior change communications that empower the world’s most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. She has more than 15 years of experience […]

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7:00 PM

Maine Jewish Film Festival: The Waldheim Waltz

March 11, 7:00 PM
Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square
Waterville, ME
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$8 – $10

Austria’s official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1986, when Austrian activists were protesting against Kurt Waldheim, filmmaker Ruth Beckermann was both protester and reporter, capturing confrontations between activists and Waldheim supporters. Thirty years later, Beckermann uses her footage, as well as contemporaneous news archives, to chronicle Waldheim’s run for […]

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William Blake and Elizabeth Bishop in the Anthropocene

March 11, 7:00 PM
Room 100, Lovejoy Building, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Free

Reading Elizabeth Bishop’s The Sandpiper along with William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence, this talk by Wai Chee Dimock makes a case for the continuing resonances of two poets who, writing before climate change was an available term, nonetheless spoke to the vulnerabilities of the planet — of humans and nonhumans — in a way newly meaningful […]

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SHOUT! 2019 Keynote Address

March 11, 7:00 PM
Lorimer Chapel, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Free

An environmental justice activist, a storyteller, and a cultural geographer, Carolyn Finney wrote Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors. Her work challenges us to question whose stories frame or are left out of environmental institutions and issues. How do stories influence the ways we understand the world? […]

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