Five College Consortium

Can the Rabies Virus Speak? Bridging Linguistic and Medical Perspectives in Investigating a Mysterious Epidemic

Mon, Oct 29 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Commonwealth Honors College Event Room

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.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Psalm for the Mismeasured and Unfit

Mon, Oct 15 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
West Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall
Cara Page is curating community installations to shed light on historical and contemporary uses of policing and surveillance through scientific racism & the Medical Industrial Complex. Through her work she seeks to confront and transform the centuries of testing, experimentation and institutionalization of Black/POC & Indigenous, LGBTQI, Women, Youth, People with Disabilities and Migrant communities being wrongly targeted as expendable based on who is systemically defined as who is 'healthy', who is 'diseased' and who is 'fit for survival'.
Hampshire alumnus Cara Page is the curator of the Changing Frequencies Project, a Black Feminist Queer cultural/memory worker, and organizer for the past 20 plus years through her movement building and cultural work in the reproductive & racial justice, transformative justice and LGBTQI liberation movements. She is the former Executive Director of the Audre Lorde Project; an organizing center for, by and about Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Two Spirit, Transgender & Gender Non Conforming People of Color in New York City. She is also the co-founder of the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective; a southeastern network of healers, health practitioners and organizers responding to and intervening on incidences of violence & generational trauma. She is also a current recipient of the Barnard Center for Research on Women Activist-in –Residence Fellowship curating public discourse and installations on policing, surveillance and experimentation in the Medical Industrial Complex seeking to transform and interrupt medical violence and exploitation of Black/ People of Color, migrant and LGBTQ communities.
Free & open to the public. Co-sponsored by PopDevThe Ethics and the Common Good Project & CLP.
Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Women Fleeing Gender-Based Violence: Human Rights Violations in the Northern Triangle

Tue, Oct 16 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Paino Lecture Hall, Beneski Museum of Natural History

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.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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CHS Fall Pita Pocket Party

Tue, Oct 16 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
The Powerhouse

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.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Queer Black Feminist Conference & Krudas Cubensi Concert

Thu, Oct 18 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union UMass

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.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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"Hatred in Democracy" Symposium

Fri, Oct 19 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

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.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Red Barn Concert

Thu, Nov 1 2018 - 9:00pm to 11:45pm
Location: 
Red Barn

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. 

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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893 West St, Amherst, MA 01002, Amherst, Ma
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Mushrooms and Environmental Sustainability Symposium

Sat, Nov 17 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 
Franklin Patterson Hall

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!

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Written on the Body

Thu, Oct 18 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall

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.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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John Lax Memorial Lecture - Peter C. Perdue: "From Paris to Beijing in 1900: A Global Moment?"

Thu, Oct 18 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Mary Woolley Hall, NY Room

Peter C. Perdue, Professor of History, Yale University, will speak on "From Paris to Beijing in 1900: A Global Moment?"

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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