How Democracies Die: American Democracy After Two Years of Trump

Thu, Apr 11 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Location: 
Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall, room A011
levitsky

Steven Levitsky will give a talk titled “ How Democracies Die: American Democracy After Two Years of Trump". Steven Levitsky is a professor of government at Harvard University. He is co-author of the best-seller “How Democracies Die”. Professor Levitsky is also and expert on Latin American politics, populism, democratic backsliding, and competitive authoritarianism. He is currently working on writing about revolutionary regimes.

This event is being sponsored by The Political Science Department of Amherst College along with funding support from the Lamont Fund and the Lurcy Endowment.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Amherst College
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Seeing the Moon in Islamic Traditions

Wed, Apr 10 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Mead Art Museum
seeing the moon

Join us for a conversation with Amherst College Muslim Student Association and advisors to learn more about the lunar calendar and moon sightseeing in Islamic traditions leading up to the month of Ramadan. People of all religions, beliefs and experience levels are invited to attend. This program is offered in conjunction with Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein with support from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Muslim Students Association.

This event is free and open to all!

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Amherst College
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After the Vigils: A Dinner Conversation on Violence Toward Religion

Tue, Apr 9 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Keefe Campus Center, Friedmann
After the Vigils: A Dinner Conversation on Violence Toward Religion

In the wake of the Tree of Life synagogue and Christchurch mosques shootings, we feel compelled to gather - beyond vigils - to process, support, and create community. This dinner will feature small group conversations facilitated by Religious and Spiritual Life staff, as well as large-group sharing. Any members of the Amherst community wishing to seek or lend support around persecution or violence toward religious identity are welcome to attend.

Halal and vegan catering provided by Pita Pocket.
Sponsored by the Amherst Humanists, Interfaith Council, Muslim Student Association, Amherst Hillel, Remnant, Newman Club, Amherst Christian Fellowship, and Jewish Mammoths

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Amherst College
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"I'm Fine." and "Ha"

Repeats every day 3 times.
Thu, Apr 11 2019 - 8:00pm
Fri, Apr 12 2019 - 8:00pm
Sat, Apr 13 2019 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Holden Experimental Theater, Webster Hall
I'm Fine

The Department of Theater and Dance presents an evening of two senior honors performances. I'm Fine., created by Brandon Medina ’19, follows Calvin, a socially anxious young man who receives a visit from his Conscience. They take a mind-bending journey through his formative memories, seeing what made him who he is, and the human connections he made and lost. Throughout their journey, Calvin is pursued by antagonistic Muses – shape-shifting beings who wish for Calvin to distort himself into something other than who he is. Starring: Leah Folpe, Brandon Medina, Samuel Melcher and Chloe Wohlgemuth.

Ha, created by Matthew Holliday ’19, challenges us to think about how we truly feel. Rooting memory, emotion and physical histories in the body, Ha explores our needs, wants, fears and desires. One must laugh at the contradictory nature that defines how we construct memory and how we embody our past, both good and bad. Starring: Bridget Carmichael, Michael Gibson, Benin Gardener, Matthew Holliday, Genevieve Lucas-Narcisse, Andres Niño, Rachel Marchica, Kiara Mickens, Rebecca Schrader, and Leah Woodbridge.

Set Design by Maia Doerner, Costume Design by Lorelei Diets, Lighting Design by Sophina Flores, Sound Design by Micha Starr, Music Design by Alistair Edwards, MacKenzie Kugel and Cristóbal Silva.

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended: (413) 542-2277.

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Amherst College
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In the Margins: A Dialogue on Race and Gender with Scholars of Color

Tue, Apr 9 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Integrative Learning Center 3rd Floor Hub

Scholars of Color in Communication (SCC) invites you to our second annual public dialogue with faculty from across the Five Colleges. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Communication. 

Panelists: 

Dr. Vanessa Rosa, Mount Holyoke College
Dr. Banu Subramaniam, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Sony Coráñez Bolton, Amherst College

Scholars of Color in Communication is an organization for graduate students, faculty, and staff of color in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The purpose of this group is threefold. First, to create a space for networking and mentoring, as well as to share concerns, strategies, hope, and achievements. Second, to advocate for institutional support that increases the enrollment, hiring, and retention of people of color—students, faculty, and staff—in Communication as a department and as a discipline. Third, to fight systemic oppression, specifically around issues of race, by denouncing racism and xenophobia, and promoting an intersectional understanding of race with concern for class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and religion.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Event contact: 
Victoria
Contact email: 
scc@comm.umass.edu
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Performance: “When We Were Young and Unafraid”

Repeats every day 3 times.
Thu, Apr 11 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Fri, Apr 12 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Sat, Apr 13 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Rooke Theatre
When We Were Young and Unafraid

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts presents “When We Were Young and Unafraid” by Sarah Treem, directed by Abby Carroll ’19. The set design is by Anna Driftmier and costume design by Caitlin Cizek.

Originally produced by the Manhattan Theater Club in 2014,  The New York Times called “When We Were Young and Unafraid” an “earnest, thoughtful drama.” The playwright, a writer and producer on the acclaimed HBO series “In Treatment,” the reviewer noted, “finds the feminist flux and foment in an era that has been more traditionally presented as comically quaint and awkward.”

Treem has come up with a “smart and exciting premise to bring characters of different backgrounds — and different notions of what it means to be a woman at a pivotal historical moment — into proximity and conflict,” the Times wrote.

The College’s performances will be held from Thursday, April 11, through Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, April 14, at 2 pm in the Rooke Theatre on the Mount Holyoke campus.

Tickets are available for purchase.  

The Rooke Theatre box office is staffed from Monday, April 8, through Saturday, April 13, from 3 to 6 pm and one hour prior to each performance.

For further information, please call 413-538-2406 or email rookeboxoffice@gmail.com.

 Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm

Friday, April 12 at 7:30pm

Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm

Sunday, April 14 at 2:00pm

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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$5 Students, $8 General Admission
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Centering Ourselves: An Exploration of the Power of Preserving Personal Narratives

Tue, Apr 9 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Dwight Hall, Archives & Special Collections
LGBT flag

Join Archives and Special Collections for a workshop on the power of telling your story and preserving your history. Learn about archiving as a form of activism: explore letters, photographs, and flyers from students of color in the 1900s; listen to LGBTQ alum oral histories; and learn strategies on how to self-document. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the significance of preserving personal narratives, especially for diverse and underrepresented populations.

Presenters:

  • Leslie Fields, Head of Archives and Special Collections
  • Deborah Richards, Special Collections Archivist
  • Micha Broadnax, Reference & Digital Projects Archivist
  • Ben Sambrook ’19
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Mount Holyoke College
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Rama Thiaw: Filming For Change

Mon, Apr 8 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Dwight Hall, Room 101
Ramia Thiaw

Rama Thiaw is a Senegalese writer, director and producer who will be visiting classes, speaking with students and screening her 2016 documentary about protest and resistance, "The Revolution Won't Be Televised," during her two-week residency at Mount Holyoke College.

Public screening and Q & A.

Sponsored by the Film Studies Program and the Department of French.

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Mount Holyoke College
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Five College Language Symposium

Fri, Apr 5 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Franklin Patterson Hall
Language Symposium

The Five College Center for the Study of World Languages hosts the annual Student Language Symposium. Students from across the five campuses present about their experiences learning and using languages.  

The theme for this year's symposium is "Linking Languages and Careers." Students and alumni will share about how language learning equipped them to obtain internships, jobs, and fellowships.  See more information below and on Facebook.  

Linking Languages and Careers
The 4th Annual Five College Student Language Symposium
April 5, 3:00—5:30pm
Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall
Hampshire College

Learn a language
Earn your degree
Get a job
Explore the world

Five College students and alumni/ae share their experiences.

Amherst
Katherine Pedersen ’19, Swahili

Hampshire
Brianna Bryse Deane ’19, American Sign Language 
Rebecca Thomas ’11, Spanish and Quechua

Mount Holyoke
Kate Flaherty ’19, Russian 
Evvie Halpert ’19, Italian  

Smith
Caroline Dunbar ’20, Russian 
Vivian Nguyen ’20, Arabic 
Natalie Norberg ’19, French 

UMass
Joshua Castillo ’15, Swahili  
Erica Johnston ’15, German  
Nicholas Magnolia ’16, Spanish  

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The symposium will be streamed live on the internet. You can watch online, and the stream will also be shown at the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages in Amherst and at Mount Holyoke College in the Language Resource Center. 

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Event contact: 
Rebecca Thomas
Contact phone: 
413-542-5264
Contact email: 
rthomas@fivecolleges.edu
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Systems Theory Workshop

Mon, Apr 8 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
R.W. Kern Center, Taylor Meeting Room (2nd Floor)

Come explore the Systems Theory model of thinking with Div II RWKC intern Oliver Silberstein and Professor Timothy Zimmerman. This interactive workshop will focus on developing a system model which explores the implications of the R.W. Kern Center upon equity, access, and environmental significance.

Lunch from El Comalito provided!

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Hampshire College
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