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Tell Me the Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Colby invites you to join us for a dinner-time chat as we listen in on an honest conversation between Shay Stewart-Bouley and Debby Irving as they discuss racism’s impact on their lives and the ways in which interpersonal dialogue has been instrumental in their own understanding of 21st-century racial dynamics. Following their conversation, participants will […]

Free

Pottery Sale

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The Colby Pottery will have tables of student pots very reasonably priced, and all of the proceeds will go to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. There will also be a sale of fine pottery made by students and staff. In case of questions, email Campus Life.

Colby Halloween Extravaganza

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Halloween Extravaganza is a celebration for local youth in Colby's Cotter Union. There will be face-painting, a haunted house, cookie decorating, face mask decorating, a costume contest, and candy! All kids and parents are welcome to come out for some great Halloween fun!   For further information, please email the Colby Volunteer Center at cvc@colby.edu.

Free

Colby Jazz Collective

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Drummer Max Roach’s We Insist! (subtitled Freedom Now Suite) was one of several jazz compositions from the early years of the civil rights movement that explicitly addressed the topic of racial inequality. First recorded in 1960, the work consists of five movements centered around the Emancipation Proclamation and the growing African independence movements of the […]

Free

Bruce Poliquin on Ranked-Choice Voting

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Curious about ranked-choice voting and Maine politics? Come hear former congressman Bruce Poliquin share his experiences. Sponsored by the Colby Republicans.

Free

The Modernistics: Song and Dance from the Great American Songbook

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join Boston’s stellar jazz ensemble The Modernistics for a toe-tapping show of music and dance from the “Great American Songbook.” The group performs hits by Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, and other master tunesmiths, including high-energy numbers like “Sunny Side of the Street,” “Paper Moon,” “Top Hat,” “Crazy Rhythm,” and “It Don’t Mean A […]

Free

Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Joy DeGruy will deliver the keynote address to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of hope and struggle for justice. As a scholar, educator, and mental health professional, DeGruy is a major voice in important discussions about the lasting impact of enslavement on contemporary Americans, particularly African Americans. She is the author of Post Traumatic […]

Free

Pottery Sale

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The Colby Pottery Club will hold its annual holiday sale and benefit for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter from 9am to 2pm Wednesday, December 5, in the Page Commons Room. One hundred or more student pots will be reasonably priced and all of the proceeds will go to the shelter. There will also be tables of […]

Sandeep Das and the HUM Ensemble: Delhi to Damascus

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Delhi to Damascus is a celebration of the historical and cultural ties between India and Syria. The project’s repertoire explores traditional Indian ragas; the melodic interplay of Arabic Maqams, Sufi poems, lyrical Thumri and Dadra (traditional and old forms of singing); and classical rhythm cycles and pulsating folk grooves. It takes listeners on a mesmerizing […]

Free

Traditional Flamenco with Bourassa Dance & Friends

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Flamenco artists Lindsey Bourassa (dance), Barbara Martinez (voice), and Cristian Puig (guitar) will perform traditional and passionate flamenco works that showcase flamenco’s integration of dance, song, and guitar in traditional styles such as Cana, Alegrias, Tientos, and more.

Free

#MeToo with Tarana Burke

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and the Pugh Community Board have partnered to welcome civil rights activist and creator of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke to the Colby campus. Burke will present a lecture on the origins and progress of the #MeToo movement, followed by an audience Q&A. Contact: Tim Dobyns, tdobyns@colby.edu.

Free

Girls ROCK! Central Maine Conference

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Girls Rock! Conferences are planned BY girls FOR girls. The high school girls on the Girls Advisory Board choose topics for the conference that are relevant to them AND YOU! They are the speakers and the workshop facilitators. In fact, they design the workshops! It’s a fun filled day of learning, sharing, growing and some […]

$20 – $25

S.H.O.U.T! Keynote Speaker: John Carlos

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Olympian John Carlos will be the 2018 S.H.O.U.T. keynote speaker. A former track and field star and a football player, Carlos was the bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters in the 1968 Olympics and raised his fist in protest of racial segregation in America. His Black power salute caused political controversy and is the subject […]

Free

Criminal Justice Reform in a Post-Obama World: Dead or Alive?

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Sally Yates served in the Justice Department for more than 27 years, quickly rising through the ranks to become the first woman to run the U.S. Attorney’s office. In her career, she has prosecuted a notorious bomber of abortion clinics and called for jailing white-collar criminals. Earlier this year, she was dismissed as Acting U.S. […]

Free

Deliberate Manipulation of the Global Climate?: Humanitarian Perspectives on Climate Intervention

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join Pablo Suarez and Janot Mendler de Suarez for a gaming and group discussion involving humanitarian activity at the global frontline of climate impacts. This event is intensely participatory and relevant on a humanitarian scale. P. Suarez directs the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre in The Netherlands and J.M. de Suarez is a master at developing […]

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Spring Awakening

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Spring Awakening is a rock musical set in Germany in 1891 that tells the story of a group of teenagers fighting against a world dominated by adults. The main character, Wendla, discovers what it means to fall in love and to explore the meaning of her body when she finds herself falling for one of […]

Free

Home and Business Energy Fair

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Learn about ways to use renewable energy, make your home or business more energy efficient. Exhibitors will teach you about solar energy, heat pumps, pellet boilers, energy audits, efficiency measures, weatherization, high-efficiency windows and more! Vendors include ReVision Energy, Maine Solar Solutions, Efficiency Maine, The Sunrise Guide, WindowDressers, Inc., Agri-Cycle Energy, among others. Sponsored by […]

Free

Blue Scholars

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Blue Scholars is an American hip-hop duo based in Seattle created in 2002 while members DJ Sabzi (Saba Mohajerjasbi) and MC Geologic (George Quibuyen) were students at University of Washington. Through their music and live shows, they bridge their experiences as children of immigrants to the urgent politic of now. The duo’s sharp, insightful lyricism […]

Free

Revolutions Keynote Address: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

For LaToya Ruby Frazier, winner of a 2015 MacArthur “genius grant,” art is a weapon — a catalyst for social justice. Her photographs and videos document today’s America: post-industrial cities riven by poverty, racism, health-care inequality, and environmental toxicity. Bridging the personal with the social, her gorgeous and haunting shots amplify the voices of the […]

Free

Mental Health and Sports

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Will Heininger, former University of Michigan football player, tells his personal journey with depression — hiding it, thinking he was weak, suffering in silence, and eventually overcoming it after realizing help was available. Heininger guides his audience in recognizing their own pursuits toward mental well-being and offers resources to continue their progress.

Free

What Does Community Mean to You?

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Students, faculty, and staff will present creative expressions about community including music, dance, poetry, monologues, and video while images shared via #ourColby are projected. We’ll then explore reactions to the presentations and consider what community means to us individually and collectively.

Free

Economic Development Announcement

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Colby President David A. Greene, Maine Governor Paul LePage, Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro, and others will announce an “important development that will contribute to the long-term economic vitality in Waterville region.”

Free

Theater of War

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Theater of War presents dramatic readings of Sophocles’ Ajax—a Greek tragedy about the suicide of a great, respected warrior—to engage communities about the visible and invisible wounds of war. This event is aimed at fostering understanding and compassion while mobilizing citizens to help improve the lives of service members, veterans, and their families. Cosponsored by the Center […]

Free

Old Love and New Love

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The New York Times calls Michael Winther a "first-rate singer of unusual refinement" with "a voice that traverses genres." Broadway singer/actor Winther joins forces with Broadway musical director and pianist Kimberly Grigsby for a evening of well-known standards and some lesser-known, newer love songs by top emerging theater composers and lyricists. "Mr. Winther stakes out […]

Free

A Community Conversation on Race

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Please join us for a conversation about racial identity in Waterville and in the mid-Maine area. This event, which is a collaboration between Thomas College and Colby College, will include the sharing of experiences and perspectives by students and community members from many different heritages, brief comments from several faculty and staff from Thomas and Colby, and small group discussions […]

Free
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