The Hampshire Community is invited to join President Lash, principal donors, builders and friends at the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of the R.W. Kern Center. We will have a short program, refreshments, and opportunities to view the building interior. Hope you will join the festivities!
Most studies of Puerto Rico's relations with the United States have focused on the sugar industry, recounting a tale of victimization and imperial abuse driven by the interests of U.S. sugar companies. But in Puerto Ricans in the Empire, Teresita A. Levy looks at a different agricultural sector, tobacco growing, and tells a story in which Puerto Ricans challenged U.S. officials and fought successfully for legislation that benefited the island.
Levy describes how small-scale, politically involved, independent landowners grew most of the tobacco in Puerto Rico. She shows how, to gain access to political power, tobacco farmers joined local agricultural leagues and the leading farmers' association, the Asociación de Agricultores Puertorriqueños (AAP). Through their affiliation with the AAP, they successfully lobbied U.S. administrators in San Juan and Washington, participated in government-sponsored agricultural programs, solicited agricultural credit from governmental sources, and sought scientific education in a variety of public programs, all to boost their share of the tobacco-leaf market in the United States. By their own efforts, Levy argues, Puerto Ricans demanded and won inclusion in the empire, in terms that were defined not only by the colonial power, but also by the colonized.
The relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States was undoubtedly colonial in nature, but, as Puerto Ricans in the Empire shows, it was not unilateral. It was a dynamic, elastic, and ever-changing interaction, where Puerto Ricans actively participated in the economic and political processes of a negotiated empire.
TERESITA A. LEVY is an associate professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican studies at Lehman College, City University of New York, and the associate director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at The Graduate Center.
Campus Leadership & Activities is currently looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and caring individuals to be a part of our team!
We are hiring for positions beginning in Fall 2016 in Campus Leadership & Activities, the Prescott Tavern, and the Roos Rohde House, as well as an EPEC Coordinator.
For more information regarding the multiple work study positions available including how to apply, please visit the student employment website under Campus Leadership & Activities at https://intranet.hampshire.edu/13800.htm.
Applications are DUE by Friday, April 8th at 4:30pm.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Peter Cohn 82F, M.I.T. Libraries
Cyree Jarelle Johnson 07F, Philadelphia FIGHT
Sara Smith 90F, Amherst College
Jessamyn West 86F, Open Library
This hands-on seed starting workshop is part of a 3-session series that teaches participants how to get growing this spring. Topics addressed include material selection, potting soil, seed starting vs. direct sow, and creating the proper indoor growing environment.
Have a great idea for a new student group or questions about how to bring an old student group back to life? Come learn how to apply for student group recognition!
Campus Leadership & Activities will be hosting an open information session for students who are interested in starting a new student group and have questions about what they need to do in order to apply for official recognition.
We will also answer any questions for students interested in reviving a previously existing but not currently recognized student group.
Come learn about GlowLime Games, the first student game development studio serving the Five Colleges. April 9th, Prescott Tavern, 5pm. Pitch a game, hear more, get involved!
Hampshire College is proud to present/ Se enorgullese en presenter: Broken Promises
Written by/ Escrita por Olga Sanchez
Directed by/ Dirreccion por Francisco Garcia
The Red Barn
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7PM
Come be a part of the conversation!!! Vengan y sean parte de la conversación!!!
Amidst the backdrop of urban Latin hip hop music, rhyme, and choreography, Broken Promises reveals the shocking truth of how quickly and easily teens are ensnared in the world of sex trafficking. Desperate for money, four teens living on the edge gamble their lives on internet porn and prostitution. Before she knows, it Adriana is trapped in a life from which she cannot escape, or can she? A talk-back, led by the cast and Hampshire students, will discuss her options and current resources available to Hampshire students.
For more information/Para mas informacion contacten: Campus Leadership & Activities, 413-559-6005
The 2016 tour of Broken Promises is made possible in part with support from the Juan Young Trust, EC Brown Foundation, and the Oregon Community Foundation
Visit/ Visiten: Milagro.org
More about the show:
This original work, created through collaboration with Planned Parenthood, is based on the true life stories of teen girls who are lured into prostitution. The play will provide an opportunity to discuss sexual health in underserved communities and follows a "Healthy Relationships" workshop at Amherst College from 2:30 - 4 PM. For more information about the workshop, contact Amanda Vann, Sexual Respect Coordinator by email at email@example.com or by phone at 413-542-5671
Direction is by Francisco Garcia, who toured with Milagro is the mid 90's, prior to his successful venture in Los Angles as a playwright, director and equity actor. Also back in Portland for this production is choreographer Gabriela Portuguez, whose work at Milagro in the past included direction and choreography of the popular production, FRIDA, un retablo. Olga Sanchez is the Artistic Director Emeritus, currently working on her PhD at the University of Oregon. Production performers are Monica Domena, hailing from Washington, Shenekah Telles from New Mexico, Giovanni Alva from California and long-time Milagro touring artist Ajai Terrazas Tripathi from Corvallis, Oregon.
Since 1989, Milagro's bilingual, arts education touring ensemble, Teatro Milagro, has provided culturally appropriate arts education & enrichment programs that build cultural appreciation and further Latino participation in the arts. In 1995, Milagro produced En Este Valle de Lágrimas, a Spanish language AIDS education play. Since that time Milagro has produced over a dozen public health plays related to breast cancer, smoking and LGBTQQIA health and wellness in partnership with various health and social service agencies. In 2009, Teatro Milagro formed OYE, opciones y educación, a Latino sexual health coalition with Cascade AIDS Project and Multnomah County Health Department, in Oregon. Teatro Milagro teaching artists have worked collaboratively with Multnomah County Health Department since that time to receive training in popular education methodology, and health promotion.
There are many ways to structure a business or organization. This event looks at the cooperative model and its strengths when it comes to worker democracy, customer connections and building community resilience. Dialogue with members of worker-owned and member-owned cooperatives, co-op specific funders and support organizations.
Mary Hoyer, Wellspring Collaborative
Mary Hoyer is a community and cooperative development consultant working out of Amherst, Mass. She is the Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair for the Wellspring Co-op Corporation in Springfield, co-chairs the UnionCo-ops Council of the U.S. Federation of Worker Co-ops, and is a board member of the Co-op Fund of New England. She holds degrees from Occidental College, University of Kentucky, and University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Seth Lepore and Maria Jose Giminez, Easthampton CoLab
Seth Lepore is a performing artist, educator and connector. He currently tours the audience-driven monologue Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names. Lepore teaches artists how to get their business chops in order through workshops, consultations and group networking. He is the co-founder of Easthampton Co-Lab, a member-run coworking and collaboration space in Easthampton. He also is on the Board of Directors of CitySpace.
Adam Trott, Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives
Adam Trott is Staff for the Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives, a co-op of worker co-ops that support, develop and educate about and for worker co-operatives. Adam has been a worker/member of Collective Copies since 2004 - a collectively-managed worker co-op and union shop offering full service printing and book-binding services from two locations in western Massachusetts. He serves on the board of the Co-operative Capital Fund, the Valley Co-operative Business Association, the UMassCo-operative Enterprise Collaborative and the United Electrical Workers for Co-operation.
Andrew Stachiw, Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA)
Andrew Stachiw, is a Hampshire alum, and the co-founder of the Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA), where he is a work- er-owner. Andrew is the Director of Services and Curriculum development at TESA. A licensed teacher, Andrew teaches about co-ops every semester at Greenfield Community College, the Franklin County House of Corrections, and a number of Women's centers in the Pioneer Valley. Additionally, he is an advisory board member of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center and the Easthampton CoLab.
Dorian Gregory, Cooperative Fund of New England
A CPA with almost 20 years in public accounting, Dorian has provided finance, audit, governance, and business advisory services in industries as diverse as higher education and health services, manufacturing, transportation, and technology. She is the board president of River Valley Market Co-op, and serves on the board of Tapestry Health Systems. Dorian developed a life-long passion for social change while in college working on environmental and renewable energy campaigns.
Mark Tajima, Energia LLC
Mark Tajima is the Chief Operations Officer at Energia LLC, a hybrid triple bottom line energy services company located in Holyoke Massa- chusetts. Energia is a worker owned LLC com- pany that is also owned by an energy services co-op and two nonprofits. Mark has worked in the green energy field for 10 years and prior to that worked for a number of large financial services institu- tions for 20 years in the field of global emerging market devel- opment. Mark also serves on the board of directors of Efficiency First National, the Western Mass Green Consortium, Northeast Biodiesel and Co-op Power.
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R.W. Kern Center Opening - Tell us you're coming!
You are cordially invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 29 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to celebrate our opening of the new R. W. Kern Center building at Hampshire College. We will have brief remarks from President Lash, the architects, the builder, and donors, an opportunity to tour the building, and refreshments.
The R. W. Kern Center is Hampshire's new 17,000-square-foot living building, designed to operate completely off-the-grid by providing its own energy and water and treating its own waste. Located at the heart of campus, this multifunctional learning, teaching, and exhibition center promises to serve for years to come as a living laboratory, where students and the public can study its systems and performance, tied to measures for sustainability. The College's goal is for the R. W. Kern Center to be only the sixth building in the world to achieve Living Building Certification (LBC), which requires the creation of a net-zero energy, waste, and water building.
Please let us know if you will join us by RSVPing: https://hampshire.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cOxHfHLK5saFrsp
Since 2008, approximately 153 Tibetan have been self immolated and thousands were tortured in Tibet under Communist Government. And behind the Himalayas there are thousands of Tibetans who desperately want to tell their stories and make the world heard their voice, but the giant Himalayas hinder their courage and the voice dies in the dark cold night. The Flames of Bodhichitta represents those unheard voice seeking justice, and awakening the blinded eyes of the world through sharp wisdom of selflessness.
This talk analyzes how the state deploys temporal narratives in the administration of gender identity. I then place this use of temporality in a larger context of the racial and colonial formation of identity categories. I argue that this context is crucial to understanding not only the interconnected state production of racialized-gendered bodies and populations, but also the role of temporality as a mechanism of power in that production.
Dr. Marie Draz is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Diego State University. Her research and teaching center on the areas of Feminist, Queer/LGBTQ and Critical Race Theory and Postcolonial Studies. Her recent publications include "The Queer Heroics of Butler's Antigone" and "Transitional Subjects: Gender, Race, and the Biopolitics of the Real."
Hampshire's Orchard needs YOU. Join Div III Student Matt kaminsky along with your peers for part II of the Orchard Team workshops. Learn the basics of pruning and grafting apple trees. Part of ongoing efforts to revitalize the orchards at Hampshire College.
Equipment included (but bring pruners/pruning saw if you have them!) Just bring yourself. You will have the chance to gain some practical experience pruning apple trees for renewal and prolonged fruit prduction, as well as grafting on some new heirloom varieties as part of Matt's division III.
Come Froday 4/1 at 2PM, meeting place is the orchard behind Merrill House. This is not an April Fools Joke.
Jessica Johnson is Assistant Professor of History at Michigan State University. Her research interests include women, gender, and sexuality in the African diaspora; histories of slavery and the slave trade; and digital history and new media.
As a digital humanist, Johnson engages ways digital and social media disseminate and create historical narratives, in particular, comparative histories of slavery and people of African descent, and the power of radical media to create social change. Johnson continues to make media as a member of two collaborative projects: the LatiNegrxs Project, a Tumblr and community interrogating Afrxlatinidad from the lens of transformative justice; and the Queering Slavery Working Group.
Johnson holds a PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park and a B.A. in African & African American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was also a Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellow.
Financial Forecasting Workshop with Sam Fleming F85 April 1-2
FRIDAY: Entertaining presentation of Sam's work to date, with lessons learned.
SATURDAY: A bootcamp for learning some of the hard skills of financial forecasting and how to apply them to whatever business, organization or project you'd like to implement.
Sam will be sharing his methods and models for successful business development and management and will attempt to move participants far down the learning curve of the skills and analytic techniques required to open or operate a sustainable business or non-profit.
Sam Fleming (F85) has started successful businesses in entertainment, healthcare software, consulting and motorcycle racing.
More info and REGISTER AT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/financial-forecasting-workshop-with-sam-fleming-tickets-22923995287
Hosted by Entrepreneurship the Hampshire Way
Mal Blum plays at Hampshire college, one & one night only! Mal is a cool, talented, poetic, funny, and super down-to-earth nonbinary musician who kicks butt & plays good tunes~
Check out their music here:
Check out their Tunesday (musical interview) here!:
2016 Schocket Lecture
We are pleased to announce our Ninth Annual Eric N. Schocket Memorial Lecture on Class and Culture:
"Baldwin, Black Queer Radicalism, and the Critique of Western Civilization"
University of Illinois-Chicago
Thursday, April 7, 2016
West Lecture Hall
Franklin Patterson Hall
Roderick A. Ferguson is Professor of African American and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he co-directs the Racialized Body research cluster. Prior to his tenure at UIC, he was professor of race and critical theory in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, serving as chair of the department from 2009 to 2012. In the fall of 2013, he was the Old Dominion Visiting Faculty for the Council of the Humanities and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. From 2007 to 2010, he was associate editor of the American Studies Association's flagship journal American Quarterly. He is the author of The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference (2012) and Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (2004) and co-editor with Grace Hong of the University of Minnesota Press book series Difference Incorporated. Also with Hong, he is the co-editor of the anthology Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization (2011).
Professor Eric Schocket taught American literature at Hampshire College from 1996 until his death in 2006. A much-admired teacher and colleague, his courses inspired a decade of students. Nationally, he was a leading figure in working-class studies. His writings on figures like Herman Melville, Rebecca Harding Davis, William Dean Howells, and Langston Hughes engaged the important relationship between class and culture. His book, Vanishing Moments: Class and American Literature, was published in 2006.
For more information, please contact Linda Green (email@example.com), Assistant to the Dean in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies.
We hope you will join us!
Why does race matter? How can East and South Asians rethink their positions within white supremacy? How can we interrogate settler colonialism and tackle anti-blackness within our communities?
Come to this workshop by Kat Yang-Stevens, a queer femme person and first generation Asian AM* working to address intramovement racism, anti-indigineity and antiblackness - especially Asian communities and the barriers to present to creating meaningful multiracial alliances, particularly working to develop the incorporation of intersectional and anti-colonial frameworks within bi-POC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) spaces.
What should be done about the "problem" of immigration? What do we mean when we talk about the "national immigration crisis"? The perceived "problem" of immigration and debates about how to solve it have taken center stage in national discourse leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Candidates across the political spectrum have made the supposedly urgent problem of immigration--and the intolerable presence of what some of them have described as dangerous "aliens"--central subjects of their campaigns. In my talk, I interrogate and critique this conception of immigration as a crisis or problem that must be solved. That is, instead of asking what can and should be done about the problem presented by "illegal aliens," I suggest that we must ask where and through what means immigration has come to be understood as a problem in the contemporary United States context. I show how the so-called "problem" of immigration--and, indeed, the criminalization of immigration itself--are constructed by the functions of racist power. Ultimately, I argue that resisting racist oppression surrounding immigration means resisting racism in all of its forms.
Natalie Cisneros is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University. Her recent work appears in Hypatia: A Journal of Philosophy, Radical Philosophy Review, Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, The Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition (Eds. Perry Zurn and Andrew Dilts), and Philosophy Imprisoned: The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Eds. Sarah Tyson and Joshua M. Hall). Currently, she is completing a book manuscript that draws on the work of Michel Foucault and Gloria Anzaldua, as well as other feminists and critical race theorists, to suggest a new approach to political and ethical questions surrounding immigration.
CLPP's 35th annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, will take place April 8-10, 2016 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Join us to connect with amazing student and community activists and learn about the intersections of reproductive justice and other movements. We can't wait to see you there!
The twenty-first Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris ended with an agreement that some call "the world's greatest diplomatic success" while others insist it is "too weak" and full of "false hope". Paris has created a pathway for success, but the Agreement itself cannot ensure it. He will outline some of the challenges ahead.
Dale Jamieson is Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, and Chair of the Environmental Studies Department at New York University. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College, London, and Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Formerly he was Henry R. Luce Professor in Human Dimensions of Global Change at Carleton College, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he was the only faculty member to have won both the Dean's award for research in the social sciences and the Chancellor's award for research in the humanities. He has held visiting appointments at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Cornell, Princeton, Stanford, Oregon, Arizona State University, and Monash University in Australia, and is a former member of the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
- The Vision Quilt was started on the West Coast and is spreading as
a grass roots effort inviting people of diverse political and cultures,
including gun owners and non gun owners, to share their visions
about preventing gun violence.
- Participants will create panels of fabric or canvas 18" x 24" on the
theme of "It is possible...." See www.visionquilt.org
- Media: painting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, silkscreen,
stencils, digital printing, etc. (no paper/glue please).
- Panels will be exhibited in community centers, schools, libraries,
used in marches, and are open source material once submitted.
Come join us, bring a friend, have some pizza, and spread the word!
Out of Site is a Division III Thesis Exhibition by Naomi Romm and Jamie Feiler. The show runs from Tuesday, April 5 - Friday, April 8, with a closing reception on Thursday, April 7, 6-9 pm.
CLPP's 35th annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, will take place April 8-10, 2016 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Join us to connect with amazing student and community activists and learn about the intersections of reproductive justice and other movements. We can't wait to see you there!
Learn everything you need to know to grow your own food in this hands-on seed starting workshop at the farm with Hampshire Farmer Nancy Hanson and science librarian Heather McCann.
Materials including soil, pots, and seeds will be provided. Option to leave seeds in the greenhouse or take home with you to tend. At the end of the month we will have a follow-up workshop to transplant the starts into the community garden.
Bring your appetite for healthy, just, and sustainable food to this informal Q&A session with Gus Schumacher, VP of Policy at the Wholesome Wave Foundation. Farm-fresh pizza provided! Part of Earth Month: hamp.it/earthmonth
Gus Schumacher, VP of Policy at the Wholesome Wave Foundation, is a visionary and a change-maker in sustainable food and agriculture. His policy initiatives have created access to healthy food in thousands of underserved communities across the country, and supported the viability of millions of small farms.
Gus is a founding board chair and board consultant for Wholesome Wave. From 1997 to 2001, he served as President Clinton's Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the USDA. Prior to this, Schumacher served as Administrator of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, worked as a senior Agri-lender for the World Bank, and served as Commissioner of Food and Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Activism comes in many forms. Most of them are rewarding, but also challenging and exhausting. Often we face fear and discouragement that can paralyze us emotionally and keep us from doing our work. How do we sustain ourselves and maintain the connections we want and need?
Join Contemplative Life Advisor Susal Stebbins Collins and students for a night of slowing down. We will enjoy a delicious dinner, meet fellow student activists, and discuss how we can avoid burning out.
We'll gather at the Parrish Hall at Grace Church in Amherst(Spring Street entrance) to discuss mobilizing our communities (and the whole state!) against any and all pipelines.
Mothers Our Front & assorted company (including some Hampshire students) are working on a "LIGHT UP THE MAP!" campaign designed to mobilize Massachusetts against fracked gas infrastructure. Together (whether you do or don't know anything about pipelines), we want to have contacts in every town/city in all of Mass that we can count on to take action against these pipelines. Bring your friends and loved ones to brainstorm who you know in neighboring towns. We'll have the tools to set them up to say "No New Pipelines" directly to their elected officials.
We will Light Up the Map of Massachusetts:
We have heard elected officials say that "six calls from [their] constituents constitutes a mandate" - So we say, "what If we can connect six consecutive voices to their representatives?" Together we can stop the proposed NED pipeline through our state and its protected lands. There will be maps available for everyone, and we will fill them in together! You'll be surprised how many towns you know people in.
Interested in babysitting/bringing your child? Please contact: alisaPearson@earthlink.net
A one day event exploring the chronicling of an international cultural movement
Friday April 8, 1:00pm - 6:00 pm
UMass Campus Center Room 163
Session 1: 1:15 pm-2:15 pm
At The Library
Lisa Darms, Sara Marcus, Ramdasha Bikceem
Moderator: Tanya Pearson/Jeremy Smith
Session 2: 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
The Rest Is Propaganda
Hearing, Writing, & Performing Punk
Byron Coley, Lydia Lunch
Moderator: Jeremy Smith/Tanya Pearson
Session 3: 3:45 pm-4:45 pm
Our Book Could Be Your Life
Michael Fournier & Dewar MacLeod
Moderator: Brian D. Bunk
"Historians' Punk Rock Problem: Reflections on the Condescension of Posterity"
Michael Stewart Foley
Bring your appetite for healthy, just, and sustainable food for all people to this infomral Q&A session featuring farm-fresh pizzas!
Wednesday, April 13
noon to 1:30 p.m.
Gus Schumacher is a visionary and a change-maker in sustainable food and agriculture. His policy initiatives have created access to healthy food in thousands of underserved communities across the country, and supported the viability of millions of small farms.
Gus is a Founding Board Chair and Board Consultant for the Wholesome Wave Foundation. From 1997 to 2001, he served as President Clinton's Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at USDA. Prior to this, Schumacher served as Administrator of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, worked as a senior Agri-lender for the World Bank, and served as Commissioner of Food and Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
1:00 pm: Meet at the library lawn to join a mattress walk (Carry That Weight) to the Red Barn.
1:30 pm (collaborative setup): Those who want to help put together the exhibit can stay at the Red Barn for as long as they wish (until we are done).
10:00 am: Exhibit opens to the public. Please keep in mind that the event is about bearing witness to survivors, not commenting on their submissions and artwork. Put your phone in silence, and avoid conversation with others in the space. *There will be designated spaces for emotional support*
6:00 pm: Exhibit closes, and remains open *only to PHS participants* where we will come together as a group to celebrate and support one another.
Do you remember the Lorax who spoke for the trees? Do you ever wish he would come back? Your dreams may just come true at Hampshire's production of Dr. Seuss's original tale, "The Lorax."
This traveling show will take place at Hampshire's Farm Center on Earth Day weekend - April 23rd and April 24th, at 2pm both days. We recommend arriving about ten minutes early. We will gather in the parking lot of the Thorpe House, where the wood nymphs will guide you onward. View a campus map here if you need directions to the Farm Center: https://www.hampshire.edu/sites/default/files/shared_files/map-more_contrast.pdf
Come! ~share in the collaborative creativity~ Come! ~open your heart to the Earth and the creatures~ Come! ~witness this tale re-told!~
Family-friendly note: We believe this show is very kid-friendly, but there are parts of it that we find spooky and sad. We believe kids will understand the depth of the problem we are addressing, even if not concretely. However, we encourage you to bring your littles anyway, as the show is a message about the future they will be tasked with ensuring. Not to mention, they are magical; so we will all benefit from their presence.
Accessibility note: This is a traveling show that moves uphill to four different sites. We will have access to one wheelchair with heavy-duty wheels that withstand the gravel we walk on. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any accessibility needs (including reserving the wheelchair) and we will accommodate you as needed.
View our website for updates, mission statement, and more:
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Learning and Healing: Youth the Arts and Development. This is the second event in this series.
Please join us for a panel discussion that will bring together three individuals who focus their professional practice on arts integration, art therapy, and art in inclusive educational settings.The panel of speakers include:
Kelvin Ramirez, Assistant Professor of Art Therapy, Division of Expressive Therapies at Lesley University
John Bechtold, Arts Integration Coordinator for the Amherst Schools
Gabriela Micchia, Arts Integration Specialist, and Advocate in the Springfield Public Schools and Enchanted Theater.
Contact Jana Silver for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
The Contra Dance Collective is excited to welcome y'all to our last Red Barn Dance of the semester!
We're so excited to welcome Nova are our band this month, featuring Kathleen Fownes (fiddle), Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion and piano) and Everest Witman (guitar and feet). Adina Gordon, caller extraordinaire, will be rounding out our talent. Not a dance to be missed!
Contra dancing is a type of American folk dance, similar in some ways to square dancing, except danced in long lines instead of squares. There will be a beginner's lesson at 7:00pm, for those new to contra dance, with the dance starting at 7:30pm and ending at 10:30pm. This event is FREE for students; non-Hampshire community members, please donate $5 upon admission.
**We are a community committed to providing a safe, non-binary space where dancers of all orientations and identities are made welcome! As a result, we've recently decided to switch to entirely non-gendered terms for our dance space. Please be patient with us as we begin to explore the world of gender-neutral contra terms and respect this designation while in our space. We welcome and in fact INVITE your feedback after the dance! If you have any questions please email email@example.com!**
Open presentation/discussion with Writing Instructor candidate Kristian Macaron on Friday, April 15, 4pm, in the Writing Center. Open to all community members & light refreshments served.
From Shackles to More Shackles: The 500 Year Holocaust and The Fight for Black Lives
Blackness in Red, White, and Blue: Listening to Black Seventh-day Adventists Immigrants
The New Generation: Voices of the Lesbian Herstory Archives' Young Volunteers
Rumbling Noise and Looking Out the Window: An Oral History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
Tracing Feeling: Silent Betrayal and Sexual Violence in Queer Communities
The CLA Workshop for Friday, April 15th has been CANCELLED!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Poetics of Queer Futurity: A Reading with Poet and Novelist Andrea Lawlor
Andrea Lawlor earned an MFA at UMass Amherst, teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College, edits fiction for Fence, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. Lawlor's writing has appeared in literary journals including the Millions, jubilat, the Brooklyn Rail, Faggot Dinosaur, Mutha, and Encyclopedia, Vol. II, as well as a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow, 2016). A novel, Paul Takes the Guise of a Mortal Girl, is forthcoming from Rescue Press in 2017.
SUSTAINABILITY ON CAMPUS & MAIN STREET
5rd Massachusetts Sustainable Campuses Conference
6th Massachusetts Sustainable Communities Conference
Friday April 15, 2016 Hampshire College
Saturday April 16, 2016 Northampton, MA
The Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference connects stakeholders from government, education, business, and nonprofits. Everyone wanting to learn about best practices and resources will find this conference timely, practical and valuable. Our previous conferences attracted hundreds. We hope you join us!
Engage in cross-sector dialogues
Connect diverse community and campus stakeholders
Expand sustainability initiatives in and among communities, campuses, businesses, and nonprofits
WHO WILL ATTEND:
Local Government: Elected and Non-elected Officials, Energy and Sustainability Committee Members and Managers, Facilities, DPW, Planning, Purchasing, Environment, Conservation, Economic Development, School Committee Members
Universities/Schools: Administrators, Sustainability and Energy Managers, Facilities, Career Services, Workforce Development, Community Relations, Faculty, Researchers, Graduates, Students
Business: Owners, Representatives
Non-Profit and Community Leaders and Members
Anyone interested in campus and community sustainability
55+ SPEAKERS and 20+ EXHIBITORS
Leading Experts from State and Local Government
Business Experts with Services and Products
College Experts on Campus Initiatives
Community and Environmental Leaders
Student Organization Representatives
HSAMI is proud to present The Prison State, a two-day conference that will be held here at Hampshire College on April 16 and 17. It will feature a series of workshops and panels centering around the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and other social conditions within the prison-industrial complex through an abolitionist lens. Our keynote speakers will include activists Ashley Diamond and Jennicet Gutierrez.
What: Projected film screening of "She's Beautiful When She's Angry"
Where: Roos-Rohde House (Starts 7pm)
Snacks provided: Popcorn and candy!
Open presentation/discussion with Writing Instructor candidate Liesl Schwabe on Wednesday, April 20, 4pm, in the Writing Center. Open to all community members & light refreshments served.
CV available upon request.
Upcoming candidate visits (times TBA):
Wednesday, 04/27: Airlie Rose
Friday, 04/29: Alejandro Cuellar
This workshop is hosted by Mount Holyoke College student activist (you may recognize her from CLPP!) Sofía Monterroso. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of providing community accountability, support and resources for LGBTQ+ survivors.
Dinner will be provided!
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The Lilith is excited to announce the release of our first issue. Come to the Roos-Rhode House on Friday, April 22nd anytime from 4pm-6pm and celebrate with us! Grab a copy of the journal, eat food, read and enjoy.
This workshop will include:
- Discuss the basic components of the brain related to trauma
- Explain common ways the brain is affected during and after sexual assault
- Help recognize common ways a traumatic experience may affect a survivor's behavior
- Discuss ways this information is important for supporting survivors after trauma occurs
The Cutest Little Freaks in the Universe bring you their last show of the semester and the Swan Song of our dear Div III member, Aurora Barksdale. Join us for a night of improv comedy. Saturday, April 23rd 9pm, ASH Auditorium.
The Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, former nurse and life-long activist through many years and many movements, will discuss self-care for activists, visioning, and pacing oneself so that idealism and movement work are not a phase we go through but a way of life spanning many decades. Using examples and concrete suggestions, Andrea will offer advice around time management, decision-making, and prioritizing one's own needs when there is so much important and pressing work to be done.
This event is during the regular Hampshire College Climate Justice Meeting time.
Please invite your friends in the 5-Colleges who may be interested!
Come taste freedom; enjoy a creative Passover seder with traditional foods and rituals, great conversation and a welcoming atmosphere! Everybody welcome!
The Chorus presents a lively and lovely concert for Spring! Featuring music from around the globe. Guests: the Gin and Tonics
Carl Clements (bansuri) and Narendra Budhakar (tabla) will present a concert of Hindustani classical music. Carl, who is also a jazz saxophonist, has been studying North Indian classical music on the bansuri (North Indian bamboo flute) since 1989. He wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on the great bansuri innovator Pannalal Ghosh, and he is a student of Nityanand Haldipur. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor of music at Hampshire College, currently teaching Music of India, and is an active performer in the international jazz and world music scenes.
Narendra Budhakar (tabla and percussion) was born in Pune, India, and his hometown provided him with many opportunities to listen to great musicians. As a young artist, Naren performed at cultural festivals and on the radio, and published his articles in The Times of India and Loksatta. Since coming to America, he has further studied with Samir Chatterji and Shabbir Nissar. He has performed at numerous venues in New York, and around the world, and is in demand as an accompanist for many local and visiting artists.
This concert is free and open to the public.
POSTPONED. In the face of a colonial climate catastrophe, Indigenous women are at the forefront of impact and resistance. As we articulate connections between the land and our bodies, our struggle for liberation from extractive industry becomes deeply personal. Indigenous philosophies provide a framework for the rights of nature, and remind us of our responsibility to fight for climate justice that necessarily starts with decolonization. This event is organized by the Ethics & the Common Good Project and is co-sponsored by Decolonizing Indigenous Generations, the Lebron-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center and Climate Action Now!
Erica Violet Lee is an organizer with Idle No More, the #ReadTheTRCReport project, and was part of the Canadian Youth Delegation to the COP 21 climate conference in Paris. She is a YWCA Woman of Distinction and an Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholar, and writes about her experiences as a young Indigenous feminist navigating the worlds of academia on her blog, Moontime Warrior. She studies philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan.
Come celebrate the release of volume 22 of the Reader! Pick up your free copy this Friday.
"Intersections of Disabilities and Domestic Violence"
A Presentation and Q&A Session with Tori from Safe Passage
Wednesday, April 27 | Dakin Living Room | 6pm
This talk will cover intersections between disability and domestic violence. We will discuss ways in which people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to abuse and why. We will also discuss ableism and how perceptions about disability influence this phenomenon. Finally, we will discuss ways to improve services to individuals with disabilities who experience abuse. There will be lots of time for questions!
A Sexual Assault Activism Month Workshop
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7Pm this Wednesday! Designing for Change is a Division III project which attempts to answer some of the questions posed by critics of current public education. Design Thinking is an empathy based process. Come see the film, and then participate