The fair is FREE and a great opportunity to connect with representatives from a diverse array of employers and graduate schools from all over. Hosted by the College Career Centers of Western Massachusetts (American International College, Bay Path University, Elms College, Holyoke Community College, Westfield State University, Springfield College, Springfield Technical Community College, and Western New England University) the fair will be held at Western New England University in Springfield, MA.
No pre-registration required. Dress professionally and bring resumes to share! For assistance preparing for this event please contact your institution's Career Center!
"Curating The Flag: The Art and History of For Whom It Stands"
A Presentation by Dr. Michelle J. Wilkinson,
Curator at the Smithsonian Institution's
National Museum of African American History and Culture
6:30PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Franklin Patterson Hall's West Lecture Hall
Dr. Wilkinson will discuss her book and exhibition project, For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People, an investigation into the ways artists and others have seized upon the flag to narrate pride, prejudice, and protest. Wilkinson will also highlight examples of flag-related objects from the collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Ph.D. is a curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Wilkinson's research interests range from African American and African Diaspora cultural studies to architecture and design. Wilkinson spent six years as Director of Collection and Exhibitions at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. She has curated over twenty exhibitions, including two award-winning shows: For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People and Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists. Wilkinson holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. from Emory University. She was a 2012 fellow of the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York City, and she completed a short term residency at the Design Museum in London as part of her fellowship year. She is the founder and administrator of Blk Galactic, an online platform aggregating articles, resources, images, and art about the spaces we inhabit and negotiate.
For more information on, For Whom it Stands exhibit, go to: http://www.lewismuseum.org/FWIS
For additional information on Dr. Wilkinson, go to:
Hampshire poets Jenna Baillargeon and Destinee Wilson read on Wednesday, March 29th, when they'll represent Hampshire College at the Five College PoetryFest!The Five College PoetryFest was originally conceived and planned by a faculty committee in 2003 to celebrate the art of poetry by giving recognition to student poets. Each year, two students from each campus are chosen by a selection process determined by their own school. Jenna's and Destinee's work was selected by an outside poet/judge, who was provided with anonymized manuscripts during the fall of 2016.
Holistic Trans Health
Description: Holistic trans health concerns the whole body, heart, and spirit of the trans individual, not just the process around surgery or hormones. Come to this workshop to become familiar with herbal medicine and learn about ways to maintain mental health in a transphobic world, prepare for or recover from surgery, and mitigate the side effects of hormones.
Bio: Jacoby Ballard is the current Wellness Director at Hampshire, and has been consulting with clients and teaching about holistic trans health for over 12 years. Since 2004 he has been a certified herbalist working with trans clients, training fellow providers in trans-friendly care, and testing out herbal formulas on his own body and transition. A founder of Third Root Community Health Center in Brooklyn, his work more broadly concerns the intersection of healing and social justice.