Nonviolence as a Means of Struggle, Change and Success

Wed, Apr 4 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Goodell Hall Room: Bernie Dallas Room
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Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in non-violent struggle for the expression rights, safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work in Yemen.

Karman, a mother of three, is a human rights activist, journalist, politician and president of the NGO 'Women Journalists without Chains' (WJWC), which advocates for rights and freedoms, and provides media skills to journalists. She is also the general coordinator of the Peaceful Youth Revolution Council, a member of the advisory board for the Transparency International and several other international human rights NGOs.

In 2007, Karman began organizing weekly protests in Yemen’s capitol, Sana’a, targeting systemic government repression and calling for inquiries into corruption and other forms of social and legal injustice. Karman’s weekly protests continued until 2011, when she redirected protesters to support the Arab Spring. Karman even brought Yemen’s revolution to New York, organizing rallies at the UN headquarters. Upon being awarded the Nobel prize, Karman became the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the second youngest Nobel Peace Laureate at that date, at the age of 32.

Sponsored by UMass Amherst Psychology of Peace and Violence Program and the UMass Lowell Greeley Scholars for Peace Studies Award

Open to everyone.  Refreshments will be served
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Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
413-545-5957
Contact email: 
peace@psych.umass.edu

All-University Orchestra

Wed, Apr 4 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Grace Episcopal Church 14 Boltwood Ave. Amherst, MA 01002
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The Department of Music and Dance presents the All-University Orchestra, under the direction of Morihiko Nakahara.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
413-577-2154
Contact email: 
music@music.umass.edu

Performances of Anthem for Unity by Freddie Bryant '87 and Darryl Harper '90 and Unraveling by Sonya Clark '89

Thu, Apr 5 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Mead Art Museum
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Join us for performances of Anthem for Unity by acclaimed musicians Freddie Bryant '87 and Darryl Harper '90. This performance will be followed by a conversation with the artists and a performance of Unraveling by Sonya Clark '89.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-5651
Contact email: 
damodeo13@amherst.edu

Poetry Reading by Diane Ackerman

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Weinstein Auditorium
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Poet, essayist, and naturalist Diane Ackerman will deliver the fifth annual Enid Mark Lecture on Poetry & Contemporary Book Arts. Reception, bookselling, and signing follow the reading in the Poetry Center. Free and open to the public.

imageThis annual lecture is in memory of book artist and publisher Enid Epstein Mark, Smith College class of 1954. The event is co-sponsored by Special Collections. This year will be a poetry reading by Diane Ackerman, followed by a book signing and a reception.

 

Campus: 
Smith College
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Accessibility info: 
Assisted listening devices for Weinstein Auditorium are available by request. Please email Jen Blackburn at jblackbu@smith.edu. For other disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services at least 10 days prior to the event at od
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact email: 
jblackbu@smith.edu

Listening and Community at the Singing College

Sat, Apr 7 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Buckley Recital Hall
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Led by Associate Professor Jeffers Engelhardt and Visiting Lecturer Greg Brown '89, and joined by faculty and students from the music department, this session will include exercises in listening as a form of musical expression and community building and the teaching of a pair of songs from Amherst College's rich tradition of choral singing.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-8094
Contact email: 
pmallen@amherst.edu

Mizrahi Sephardi Culture Night

Sun, Apr 8 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
UMass Hillel 388 North Pleasant St Amherst, MA 01002
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Panel discussion about Moroccan, Yemini and Iraqi communities in Israel.
 
Traditional desserts will be provided.
Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-549-1710
Contact email: 
valentinahom320@gmail.com

Making Things Together - Expressive Culture as Research

Thu, Apr 12 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Integrative Learning Center Room: Comm Hub, 3rd floor
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Presented by department of communication professor Lisa Henderson. Can we undertake communication and media scholarship in as broad a range of forms as the field studies? In films, on the internet, in photography, music, or computer games? This talk draws from in-depth interviews with distinguished practitioners of multi-modal research scholars, especially in studies of cultural production, who produce works other than articles and books. In the spirit of encouraging more multi-modal scholarship in our field, the talk will offer an illustrated inventory of current practices, along with a conversation about research and cultural value, expressive training and accountability to students, and the institutional investments that can support or hinder multi-modal work.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-545-1311
Contact email: 
mfuentes@comm.umass.edu

Stained by Steph Cochran: A BFA Thesis Exhibition

Tue, Apr 17 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Herter Art Gallery
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The University of Massachusetts Department of Art is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 BFA thesis exhibitions and screenings.

The exhibitions feature the thesis work of bachelor of fine arts candidates in their chosen discipline, including animation, ceramics, intermedia, painting, printmaking and sculpture. This series of solo shows and screenings provides a unique opportunity to see a variety of contemporary art practices and experience the lively and diverse creative research of the undergraduate art program at the University of Massachusetts.

The Opening Reception will be held on April 17th, 2018 at HERTER ART GALLERY from 5PM-7PM. Drinks an refreshments will be served!

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Directions and parking info: 
Herter Art Gallery is located at the north end of Herter Hall west of the Fine Arts Center. Public parking is available at all times behind the Robsham Visitors Center and at meters along Haigis Mall. Nights and weekends parking is also available in Lot #71, west of the Whitmore Administration Building.
Accessible location
Accessibility info: 
Parking available and Wheelchair Accessible.
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-545-0976
Contact email: 
hertergallery@umass.edu

2018 Jewish Film Festival

Wed, Apr 25 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Art Museum, 106A
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Full of eye-opening surprises, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story goes behind the public persona of a deeply misunderstood starlet to reveal her uncredited achievements in science and technology. 

Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke Jewish Studies Program. 

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Ticket info: 
Free, but preregistration is required: phone 413-739-4715 or email.
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"Benevolent Empire: U.S. Power, Humanitarianism, and the Modern Refugee Crisis" - Stephen Porter

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Merrill Science Center, Merrill 4
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A fierce debate rages today over what role the United States should play in the world’s nearly unprecedented refugee crisis. The issue is animated by a century of U.S. refugee aid initiatives, but ironically one we know relatively little about. University of Cincinnati History professor Stephen R. Porter uncovers this fascinating history in a public lecture. U.S. refugee affairs, he argues, once helped to shape the rise of the United States as a major world power while simultaneously revealing and reweaving America’s social and political fabric at home. The diverse array of people behind these activities typically shared a desire to portray the United States as an exceptional, benevolent world power whose objects of concern might potentially include any vulnerable people across the globe. Then, as now, these Americans wrestled with what responsibility their remarkably powerful country had to the world’s displaced and dispossessed.

Associate Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati, Stephen Porter’s research and teaching explore the intersection of humanitarianism, U.S. power, and American social and political life over the past century and a half. He is particularly interested in understanding changing conceptions of ethical responsibilities and rights as well as the collaboration of state and non-state actors in innovating strategies to manage humanitarian dilemmas.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2229
Contact email: 
trubeck@amherst.edu

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