Faculty-Staff Digest - (02/05/2013  @ 3:01 PM)

TONIGHT AT 7 - Maine State House Representative Craig Hickman discusses King's Legacy: Family, Prosperity, Community (Leana Amaez)

Wednesday, February 7
7 p.m. at Kresge

Representative Craig Hickman was elected in 2012 to represent District 82 covering his hometown of Winthrop and neighboring Readfield, making him only the second African American to serve in the Maine House of Representatives. He is a presidential elector for the state of Maine, an award-winning author, a tennis blogger, and an organic farmer. Hickman graduated from Harvard University with a bachelors degree in government. Together with his partner, he operates the Annabessacook Farm Bed & Breakfast and Organic Farm Stand. Representative Hickman campaigned on ending hunger, eliminating regulations for small farms and businesses, and investing in sustainable energy. In 2013 the College will honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy by creating dialogue around the ideas central to King's legacy-the creation of the Beloved Community through collective non-violent struggle to combat poverty.

Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Department of Government and Legal Studies, Africana Studies, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Bowdoin College Democrats, Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance, African-American Society, Food Co-op, Green Bowdoin Alliance, Bowdoin Organic Garden, the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good, Sustainable Bowdoin, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs.