Charles Briggs from UC Berkeley will be speaking in the Commonwealth Honors College Event Room. (Reception follows in space space). Free & open to the public.
This is a public talk by Dr. Kim Baranowski. She is the Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program, and an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Medical Education. Free & open to the public.
Please come join us for some food and a chance to mingle with other CHS students and faculty from the 5-Colleges! There will be general information about certificate requirements and CHS classes being offered next semester. We’ll be ordering food from Pita Pockets, located in Amherst. The restaurant offers a variety of vegan and vegetarian options as well; please email us if you have any other dietary restrictions as soon as possible. This event will take place after Dr. Kim Baranowski’s talk.
Afro Cuban Hip Hop duo Krudas Cubensi for the first time at UMass. Music and conference will discuss the contributions and challenges of queer movements, Afroveganism and Black Feminism in the lives of Black communities in the U.S., the Caribbean, and South America.
On Friday, October 19 at 3 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at the Frost Library, Amherst College, the Practicing Democracy Symposium will convene to discuss the topic of “Hatred in Democracy.” Guest speakers will be Joseph Levin, Co-founder, and previously the legal director, president, CEO, and general counsel at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Nadia Aziz, Policy Counsel of the “Stop Hate Project” at the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Manar Waheed, Legislative and Advocacy Counsel for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).
This event is sponsored by the Colloquium on Practicing Democracy and the Sperling Fund.
On November 1st we will be holding a concert at the Red Barn. The Red Barn show will feature professional touring bands as well as musicians from Hampshire College. It will also feature film projection and artwork from Hampshire students.
Come spend the day learning more than you ever wanted to know about mushrooms.
So much more than a pizza topping, mushrooms are being used for ecological restoration, making non-toxic medicines, making products to replace plastics.... Come learn how local mycologists are using mushrooms to create a more sustainable future.
Hear from the owners of local mushroom businesses Fungi Ally and Mushroom Revival, and from mycology professors at UMass Amherst.
Visiting speakers include Sue Van Hook and Brendan O'Brian
Coffee, snacks, and lunch is provided!
Written by and for trans and non-binary survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, the new anthology Written on the Body offers support, guidance, and hope for those who struggle to find safety at home, in the body, and other impossible-seeming places. This collection of letters written to body parts weaves together powerful narratives of gender, identity, and abuse, caringly collected and tenderly held.
In these letters, contributors are remembering, reinventing, and reclaiming their words, bodies, families, and homes as they create new definitions of what wholeness means. In writing and sharing these stories of ourselves and our bodies, bodies that often experience such severe isolation and disconnection, we begin to build resources for finding experiences in common and healing together.
Join contributors of the book as they share excerpts, answer questions, and lift up trans and non-binary voices, claiming space to be and feel alive in our bodies, alone and together, and to vision a future in which every part of us survives and thrives.
Peter C. Perdue, Professor of History, Yale University, will speak on "From Paris to Beijing in 1900: A Global Moment?"