Kahn Lecture: Michael Singer.
Emmy-award winner Laverne Cox will speak at John M. Greene Hall as the Student Event Committee’s (SEC) 2017 Spring Speaker. The actress, producer and activist will speak about the role of race, class and gender in the lives of transgender women of color. The talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.
“I am thrilled that SEC will be bringing [Cox] to Smith this spring,” said SEC Vice-Chair Catherine Bradley ’17. “I hope everyone is excited as I am to hear her share her message with the Smith community.”
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! ALL PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED/PICKED UP MARCH 8 TICKETS WILL BE HONORED FOR THIS EVENT IF THEY HAVE NOT BEEN RETURNED FOR A REFUND.
Smith College Student Tickets: FREE. Pick up at the OSE, CC 106. Must have a valid Smith ID.
Five-College Students: $5. On sale, Monday - Friday, in the Office of Student Engagement, Campus Center 106. Must have a valid 5 College ID.
Smith faculty/staff/alumnae/grad students: $10 On sale, Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm in the Office of Student Engagement, Campus Center 106. Must have a valid Smith ID
General Admission: $25. On sale, Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm in the Office of Student Engagement, Campus Center 106.
Select number of general admission tickets will be available online to purchase.
"Layers of Pompeii" Film Screening.
Robert Vitalis, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, argues that racism and imperialism are the twin forces that propelled the course of the United States in the world in the early 20th century and in turn affected the way that diplomatic history and international relations were taught and understood in the American academy. In reconstructing the history of the impact of race and racism on the American study and practice of international relations, Professor Vitalis focuses on an extraordinary group of scholars at Howard University, including Alain Locke, Ralph Bunche, Rayford Logan, and Merze Tate, who was the first black female professor of political science in the country.
Kuch Karo presents Mushaira 2017, a delightful evening of soulful poetry, mouth watering South Asian delicacies and warm community and conversation. Free. Open to MHC and Five College students.
This conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color.
The SGA Students of Color Committee prides itself in creating spaces where students can continue to question, challenge and cultivate their minds in order to advance personal growth, commitment, and social advocacy for historically underrepresented communities. In addition, we strive to encourage open dialogues and raise consciousness about issues and intersections prevalent in modern day society regarding race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and many more identities. This year, we would like to continue this tradition and open the Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference to the Five-College Community, but especially self- identifying women of color across the Five Colleges alongside faculty and staff, the Pioneer Valley Community, and beyond.
The 2017 Rapaport Lecture will be given by American artist Rachel Rose who creates nuanced video installations. Sponsored by the Department of Art and the History of Art and supported by the Rapaport Lectureship in Contemporary Art Fund, the lecture will be held in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115), Fayerweather Hall. All are welcome to attend!
Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad is a professor of comparative religion and philosophy in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, and associate dean for research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of over 45 papers and six books, and his research focuses on Indian and comparative epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of religion; religion and politics, especially foreign policy; South Asian religious identities in contemporary Britain; and the conceptual sources of modern Hindu life and beliefs.
This event is free and open to the public. It is generously sponsored by the Hamilton Fund and the Amherst College Religion Department.
At this year's Willis Wood Lecture, Marion Holmes Katz will discuss Law, Ethics and the Politics of Islamic Studies.
Katz received a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She has taught at Franklin and Marshall College and Mount Holyoke College, and is currently a Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. Her research revolves around issues of Islamic law, gender, and ritual. Her publications include Body of Text: The Emergence of the Sunni Law of Ritual Purity (SUNY Press, 2002) and The Birth of the Prophet Muhammad: Devotional Piety in Sunni Islam (Routledge, 2007), Prayer in Islamic Thought and Practice (Cambridge, 2013) and Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice (Columbia University Press, 2014).
This event is free and open to the public and is generously sponsored by the Willis D. Wood Fund and the Amherst College Religion Department.