Five College Consortium

Author Panel: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, and Scott Westerfeld

Tue, Sep 11 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Art Building, 106A
Holly Black and Cassandra Clare will launch The Golden Tower, #5 in the Magisterium Series and Scott Westerfeld will return to the world of his bestselling Uglies series with the launch of ImpostersHolly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi) and the Newbery Honor-winning novel Doll BonesCassandra Clare is the author of City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Scott Westerfeld is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series, which has been translated into 35 languages; the Leviathan series; AfterworldsHorizon; and many other books for young readers.
 
The event will be moderated by David Levithan, a children's book editor in New York City, and the author of several books for young adults, including Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (co-authored with Rachel Cohn).
 
Cosponsored by the Mount Holyoke College English Department and the Odyssey Bookshop. 
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Mount Holyoke College
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Fritz Horstman

Fri, Sep 14 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Art Building, 106B

Fritz Horstman has shown his photographs, sculptures, drawings and videos in recent exhibitions in France, Russia, Japan, Norway, California, Massachusetts and Brooklyn. His interdisciplinary practice addresses the ever-moving seam between nature and culture, exploring ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions determine our relationship with and knowledge of nature.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Adjunct Faculty Concert: Chonghyo Shin, Piano

Fri, Sep 14 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Buckley Recital Hall

Amherst College adjunct faculty member, Chonghyo Shin, presents an evening of solo piano at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building.

Presenting works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Debussy.

A native of Seoul, Korea, Shin received bachelor's and master's degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she also taught in the preparatory division. A former teacher at the Preparatory Division of the New England Conservatory and at Keene State College, Chonghyo teaches at Amherst College and the Brattleboro Music Center Music School. She has been a soloist with the Boston Pops, the Pioneer Valley Symphony, the New England Conservatory Orchestra, and the Windham Orchestra.

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Amherst College
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"Why Is Trump So Enjoyable?" with William Mazzarella

Thu, Sep 13 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Frost Library, 210

How can we begin to explain the apparent imperviousness of Trump’s popularity to gaffes and scandals that would long since have brought down any other politician? In order to begin to answer this question, we need to come grips with the dimension of enjoyment that drives attachment – as well as opposition – to the Trump phenomenon. One of the most important implications of interpreting politics through the lens of enjoyment is the necessity of moving beyond merely interest-based and utility-based analyses of public life.

Join us as William Mazzarella, professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago, speaks on "Why Is Trump So Enjoyable?" This talk will include responses from Kenneth Tucker of Mount Holyoke College, Monique Roelofs of Hampshire College and Andrew Poe of Amherst College.

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Amherst College
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German Film Series: "Good Bye, Lenin!"

Thu, Sep 13 2018 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Stirn Auditorium, Mead Art Museum

There will be two screenings of "Good Bye, Lenin!", one at 4 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m.

"Good Bye, Lenin!" is an award winning international smash hit comedy about the hilarious complications that arise when a young East Berliner, trying to protect his mother—an ardent communist who went into a coma in the fall of 1989—sets out to maintain the illusion that East Germany continues to exist, in their own little apartment. This film will be shown in German with English subtitles. Please contact mhowes@amherst.edu for more information.

Additional Info: German Film Series 1819 Fall

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Amherst College
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Feinberg Series Opening Event: Reawakening the Black Radical Imagination

Thu, Sep 6 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Mahar Auditorium

A panel conversation with Mary Hooks, Kali Akuno and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.

The past decade has been marked by a resurgence of the Black Freedom Struggle. Mary Hooks of Southerners on New Ground, Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation and How We Get Free, will explore the emergence of new ideas – Freedom Dreams – of the world to be won. Moderated by Toussaint Losier, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies. Presented by the UMass Amherst History Department Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series.

Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

Kali Akuno is the Director of Cooperation Jackson, which is an emerging network of worker cooperatives and supporting institutions. Cooperation Jackson is fighting to create economic democracy by creating a vibrant solidarity economy in Jackson, MS that will help transform Mississippi and the South. Kali served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. His focus was supporting cooperative development, sustainability, human rights and international relations. He is an organizer, educator, and writer for human rights and social justice. Kali is the former Co-Director of the US Human Rights Network. Kali also served as the Executive Director of the Peoples' Hurricane Relief Fund (PHRF) based in New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.

Mary Hooks is a 36 yr old, Black, lesbian, feminist, mother, organizer and co-director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG), a political home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. SONG builds, sustains, and connects a southern regional base of LGBTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, coalition and alliance building, intersectional analysis, and organizing. Mary joined SONG as a member in 2009 and begin organizing with SONG in 2010. Mary’s commitment to Black liberation, which is encompasses the liberation of LGBTQ liberation, is rooted in her experiences growing up under the impacts of the War on Drugs. Her people are migrants of the Great Migration, factory workers, church folks, Black women, hustlers and addicts, dykes, studs, femmes, queens and all people fighting for the liberation of oppressed people. “The mandate; to avenge the suffering of our ancestors, to earn the respect of future generations, and to be transformed in the service of the work. Let’s get free ya’ll!" - Mary Hooks

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Taylor is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket Books, 2016), an examination of the history and politics of Black America and the development of the social movement Black Lives Matter in response to police violence in the United States. Taylor has received the Lannan Foundation’s Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book. Taylor’s most recent book, How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, also with Haymarket Books (2017) won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction. Taylor’s research examines race and public policy including American housing policies. Dr. Taylor is currently completing a manuscript titled Race for Profit: Black Homeownership and the End of the Urban Crisis, which looks at the federal government's promotion of single-family homeownership in Black communities after the urban rebellions of the 1960s. Taylor looks at how the federal government's turn to market-based solutions in its low-income housing programs in the 1970s impacted Black neighborhoods, Black women on welfare, and emergent discourses on the urban “underclass”. Taylor is interested in the role of private sector forces, typically hidden in public policy making and execution, in the “urban crisis” of the 1970s. Taylor’s research has been supported, in part, by a multiyear Northwestern University Presidential Fellowship, the Ford Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation. Taylor was the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013-2014. Taylor received her Ph.D from the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University in 2013.

Toussaint Losier (moderator) is Assistant Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dr. Losier holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago, with his research focusing on grassroots responses to the postwar emergence of mass incarceration in Chicago. At the UMass Amherst, he teaches courses on African American History, Black Politics, Criminal Justice policy, and transnational social movements. His writing has been published in Souls, Radical History Review, The Journal of Urban History, Against the Current, and Left Turn Magazine. He is co-author of Rethinking the American Prison Movement with Dan Berger and preparing a book manuscript titled, War for the City: Black Chicago and the Rise of the Carceral State.

Event Details

Location Information: Mahar Auditorium is located just behind Isenberg School of Management and nearby the Robsham Visitors Center (300 Massachusetts Ave) on the southern part of the UMass campus.It is a short distance from lot 34 (located on Massachusetts Ave directly west of the Visitors Center) which is free and open to the public after 5pm. There are several bus stops nearby. More information: bus schedulecampus map with Mahar and nearby parking indicated

Accessibility: Mahar Auditorium has accessible entrances, restrooms, lifts, and seating. More information: accessible parkingcampus accessibility map.

Young People Welcome: Young people of all ages are welcome at this event and all Feinberg Series events. There will be coloring books and crayons available for children. Stipends are available to support transportation for bringing groups of young adults to the event. Contact outreach@history.umass.edu for details.

If you need directions or additional assistance to plan your visit, please contact the History Department's communications assistant, Adeline Broussan, at communications@umass.edu.Links:

About the Feinberg Series

The 2018 Feinberg Series theme is Another World Is Possible: Revolutionary Visions, Past and Present. Series events and initiatives will explore the radical imaginations of intellectuals, artists, political leaders, renegade thinkers, community organizers, and everyday people who have worked to make another world possible. All events are FREE and open to the public. The Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series is offered every other academic year by the Department of History at UMass Amherst and made possible thanks to the generosity of UMass history department alumnus Kenneth R. Feinberg ’67 and associates.

Visit the Feinberg Series webpage for more information about the series.

Feinberg Series Co-sponsors and Community Partners: Amherst College: Department of American Studies and Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Hampshire College: Ethics and the Common Good and Hampshire College Art Gallery. Mount Holyoke College: Department of English. Smith College: Department of History and Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program. UMass Amherst: Anthropology Department, Center for Research on Families, Civic Engagement and Service Learning, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Commonwealth Honors College, Communications Department, English Department, Fine Arts Center (keynote), Graduate School (keynote), Institute for Social Science Research, James Baldwin Lecture (keynote), Labor Center, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies, Massachusetts Society of Professors, Office of Equity & Inclusion (keynote), Office of the Provost (keynote), Political Science Department, Public History Program, Prison Abolition Collective, Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Social Thought and Political Economy Program, Student Affairs and Campus Life (keynote), Student Government Association, University Museum of Contemporary Art, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies. Community Organizations: Arise for Social Justice, All Hamptons Reads, Collaborative for Educational Services, David Ruggles Center, Great Falls Books Through Bars, Historians for Peace and Democracy, International Socialist Organization Western Mass, Massachusetts Peace Action, Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars, Out Now, Pa’lante Restorative Justice, Pioneer Valley Democratic Socialists of America, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Racial Justice Rising, Resistance Center for Peace and Justice, Springfield No One Leaves, Western Mass Jobs with Justice, Western Mass Prison Abolition Network, and Western Mass Showing Up for Racial Justice. 

This event was organized by the Feinberg Series with leadership from committee members from the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies.

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UMass Amherst
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Fall Orientation Dance Concert and Dance Party

Fri, Sep 7 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Kirby Memorial Theater

Join the theater and dance department as we us kick off the new school year with original performances by Amherst and Five College faculty members Dante Brown, Leslie Frye Maietta, Katie Martin, Jake Meginsky and Jen Polins, as well as dancing and stepping at Amherst College (DASAC)!

A dance party for students will immediately follow in Holden Theater with D.J. Jake Meginksy. Join us for a meet-and-greet with pizza, music and dancing!

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Amherst College
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Jackie Pritzen Annual Lecture

Tue, Sep 25 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Seelye 106

The theme of this talk is connections - in the universe through space and time and connections in the Five Colleges through collaborating institutions and departments. 

Edwards arrived at Smith College and the Five College Astronomy Department in 1980. For most of that time she served as Chair of the Five College Astronomy Senate and more recently as Chair of the Five College Astronomy Department. Her scientific research is on the formation of young stars and proto-planetary systems using space and ground-based telescopes.

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Smith College
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Free and open to the public.
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Brian Omar Acevedo
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413-542-4013
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bacevedo@fivecolleges.edu
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Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action

Fri, Sep 21 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Campus Center, Amherst Room

Join us for a day of dialogue between local community leaders/partners, faculty and students who are developing social justice approaches to university-community partnerships within Latinx communities in Western Massachusetts. Community members will be co-presenting with their academic/scholar collaborators, and each panel will highlight the importance of developing collaborative higher education pedagogies that recognize Latinx communities as specific sites of creative and dynamic civic engagement. 

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UMass Amherst
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FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You may register for the entire day or for specific panels.
Event contact: 
Mari Castañeda
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mari@comm.umass.edu
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Anti-Colonial Feminisms Faculty Reading Group

Thu, Sep 27 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
83 College Street, South Hadley

Five College faculty are invited to gather for a discussion on selections from Feminist Studies Vol 43, No 3, a special issue on "Decolonial and Postcolonial Approaches: A Dialogue"

 

The reading group will be facilitated by Kiran Asher (Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst) and Michelle Joffroy (Associate Professor of Spanish, Smith College)

 

Dinner provided - RSVP requested:

https://anticolonialfeminisms.eventbrite.com/

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fcwsrc/directions_parking
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