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Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College

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4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME

April 2019

Who Wins and Who Loses from Immigration Restrictions

April 22, 7:00 PM
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College, 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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This year’s Grossman Lecturer is Professor Ethan Lewis of Dartmouth College. Dr. Lewis’s research focuses on how U.S. labor markets adjust to immigration and technological change, including how firms adapt their production technology to employ less-skilled immigrants. His recent research includes investigating the role historical immigration waves played in advancing the second Industrial Revolution and examining the U.S. public education system, including how native-born families respond to rising enrollments of immigrant children in public schools.

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Pride Week Keynote Speaker Elle Hearns

April 24, 7:00 PM
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College, 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Elle Hearns is an organizer, speaker, strategist, and writer. Elle is a cofounding member of the Black Lives Matter network, an organization formed with multiple local chapters as a political project in the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin in order to explicitly combat implicit bias and anti-black racism and to protect and affirm the beauty and dignity of all Black lives. In her role before stepping down, she was formerly a strategic partner to BLM cofounders Patrisse Cullors…

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Ensuring Equal Access to Justice in Maine’s Rural Communities

April 26, 8:00 AM
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College, 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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A two-day symposium presented in partnership between Colby College and the University of Maine School of Law Maine is over 60% rural, and its rural communities are facing a well-documented lawyer shortage. While some work is underway to address this vexing problem, the absence of legal representation remains a constant challenge to the quality of life experienced by all communities. To respond, we will engage in a holistic discussion about access to services in rural areas, including civil legal and…

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May 2019

PechaKucha Waterville v31

May 3, 6:20 PM
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College, 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Waterville, Maine — PechaKucha Night Waterville (PK WTVL) Volume 31 will take place at Colby College on Friday, May 3. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:20pm and lead into presentations at 7:20pm. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. The outstanding emcee for the evening will be Mike Duguay, executive director of the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College. Volume 31 will share intriguing stories from community…

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