At a recent evening dedicated to poetry from around the world, students recited poems in Arabic, Spanish, Ancient Greek, Italian, Russian, French, Korean, and Japanese. English translations were provided.
The fifth African American to graduate from Bowdoin, David Alphonso Lane Jr. (1895–1985), had a shining career as a student and a US serviceman. In between his military assignments—in both WWI and WWII—he became a leading educator.
This event aims to provide greater visibility to the experiences of people living with dyslexia and the broader topic of ability. Patrick Dempsey and Marcus Williams, BSG Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, will hold a dialogue based on their personal experiences growing up with dyslexia and the broader topic of ability.
Panelists will address the entwined histories of Native sovereignty and Indigenous groups' relationship to the land. They will also highlight ways Indigenous land and sovereignty have been recognized by colonial institutions.
Filmmaker Rodney Evans will present a screening of his documentary Vision Portraits, which chronicles the experiences of several blind artists, including photographer John Dugdale and writer Ryan Knighton. Focusing on the ways each artist is affected by their vison loss and how their creative process thrives in spite of their blindness, the film also includes filmmaker Evans himself.