Five College Consortium

Mending Masculinity: A Poetry-Centered Exploration featuring Kavi Ade and Vision

Sat, Apr 14 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

This event will “cultivate a conversation on all forms of masculinity, the performance of gender, and the toxicity of gendered binaries.” Five College Students: $3.00, General Public: $5.00

 https://www.facebook.com/ConsciousPoetsSociety/

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact email: 
stalk22s@mtholyoke.edu

NS DIV III Symposium

Thu, May 10 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 
Cole Science Center Room 333

Please join the School of Natural Science as we present  the "NS Div III Symposium" to be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 9-4 in room 333 of Cole Science.

Come see all the great things our students are doing. Lunch will be served at noon.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Campus contact: 

Group Body As A Whole We Felt Like Home

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 5:00pm to Sat, Apr 21 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Outdoor Event Location: The Hitchcock Center 845 West Street, Amherst MA 01002 Rain Location: The Kern Center at Hampshire College 893 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

GROUP BODY AS A WHOLE 
WE FELT LIKE HOME
A Collaboratively Made
Performative Dance Reception
Division III Thesis by Alice Grendon April 19th-21st at 5:00pm

Outdoor Event Location: The Hitchcock Center 845 West Street, Amherst MA 01002
Rain Location: The Kern Center at Hampshire College 893 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

This event is outdoors please come dressed for the weather. There are restrooms on-site.
Assume the outdoor location unless you are contacted via e-mail ahead of time. 

This event includes a simple meal. 
Please feel free to bring a dish to share!  

Campus: 
Hampshire College
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Hampshire Office of Accessibility Resources and Services for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public! Walk-ups welcome as seating is available. Reservations are Encouraged.
Contact email: 
sfg14@hampshire.edu

Loretta Ross Workshop: White Supremacy and Science

Wed, Apr 18 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Roos Rohde House

Join brilliant speaker, activist, and expert on White Supremacy, Loretta Ross, on Wednesday, April 18th, from 11:30-1:00 PM to discuss the relationships between White Supremacy and the modern scientific project. 

FREE FOOD will be provided at this event in the Roos Rohde House. Please join us and bring a friend! 

Campus: 
Hampshire College
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact email: 
afbNS@hampshire.edu

Braiding Critical Frameworks for Social Justice Education: Universal Design for Learning, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and the Four Pillars

Mon, Apr 16 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Franklin Patterson Hall, Lounge

Description: This presentation introduces three critical theoretical frameworks for understanding equity and social justice in educational programs, curriculum and practice. The frameworks aim to integrate interests in supporting students with learning differences, English language learners, youth of color, and other minoritized groups. Access to high quality education is a matter of social justice, and the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provide opportunities for learners, regardless of socioeconomic, cultural, gender, language, cognitive, physical, and emotional background, to overcome barriers, achieve their potential, and ensure that “learning has no limits.”  Critical Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) promotes social justice and equity, because it approaches education from a sociocultural and sociopolitical context, and recognizes the centrality of power relations.  The Four Pillars of Culture, Identity, Language and Equity is a framework to adopt a critical lens in understanding planning and and programming for educational practices. Participants will identify a social justice issue of personal meaning to explore the ‘braided principles’ of UDL and CRP as frameworks to design accessible and equitable learning, with goals for taking action.

Co-presenters:

Dr. Floris Wilma Ortiz-Marrero is an Associate Professor at Westfield State University, Education Department and is the Co-director of WMWP LCD initiative. She is the 2011 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year and taught for twenty years ESL, SEI and ESL science at the secondary level. Has presented/co-presented at local, state, national and international conferences. Co-teaches a travel study course in Puerto Rico, co-authored various articles, and has received numerous professional awards.

Momodou Sarr retired from Amherst Regional High School as a Special Education teacher.  He is now a teacher consultant with the Western Massachusetts Writing Project at the University of Massachusetts.   He is also the Co-Directors of the new Language, Culture, and Diversity Program for the WMWP, UMass. Momodou Co-facilitates “Reaching and Teaching All Learners” course offered by the WMWP.  He is very active in the community, serving on several local area boards and commissions as an advocate for Social Justice and Human Rights. He is the recipient of the Robert Frost Excellence in teaching award as well as the Norma Jean Anderson award for Education and Civil Rights. Momodou is the Co-author of a Non-Western Language text (Ay Wa Ci Wolof). Momodou is interesting in the study of the politics and sociology of education.

Dr. Andrew Habana Hafner is an Assistant Professor of Education at Westfield State University teaching courses on ELL education, critical multicultural education, urban education, and an environmental education study abroad course to Costa Rica. He has 25 years of U.S. and international experience in bilingual, ESL/ELL, and literacy education, as a classroom teacher, trainer, curriculum developer, program evaluator, presenter, and research

This event is sponsored by the Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth and Learning (CYL) program, with support from the Shufro Steuer Fund for Inclusion in Education.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact email: 
emattison@hampshire.edu

Unconventional Love with Stas Schmiedt and Lea Roth

Mon, Apr 16 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Center For Feminisms

This workshop explores the challenges and possibilities in emerging relationship structures including cross cultural dating, polyamory, and asexuality. We will explore alternative relationship structures and innovative models of intimacy. Participants will learn to map how power is distributed in unconventional relationships, how to communicate clearly about boundaries and agreements, empathize and grow across difference, as well as face and navigate jealousy, expectations, and competition. Together we will design agreements and communication plans for sample relationships.

Nastassja (Stas) Schmiedt and Lea Roth are intersectional community organizers, storytellers, and healers based in Miami, FL. They are the co-founders of Spring Up, a social enterprise cultivating a culture of consent and liberty for all (timetospringup.org). Stas & Lea started as student activists at Dartmouth College and have since presented workshops to students from over 50 universities and high schools. They've given two TEDx talks: "Cultivating a Culture of Consent" and "The Millennial Mindset Can Save the World." They are the authors of "Millennial Sex Education" and are published in the critically acclaimed anthology "We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out." Their writing on gender, sexuality, and sexual violence has been featured on Huffington Post,  Blavity, and Feministing. They appeared in the documentary "The Hunting Ground" and on stage with Lady Gaga at the 2016 Oscars.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Hampshire Office of Accessibility Resources and Services for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact email: 
erSA@hampshire.edu

Spring Abortion Doula Training

Sat, Apr 21 2018 - 10:30am to Sun, Apr 22 2018 - 1:00pm
Location: 
TBD

WHAT?
Doula Association of Reproductive Loss and Abortion (DARLA) is hosting our Spring on-campus abortion doula training! A "doula" is someone who provides emotional, informational and physical support to another person during a potentially tough experience. In this training, you will learn about abortion and birth control procedures, reproductive justice, and many many emotional support techniques. 

DARLA is committed to providing emotional, physical and informational support to people who are experiencing pregnancy termination or loss in Western Mass. 

WHERE? 
UMass Amherst campus - exact location provided upon registration.

WHEN? 
Saturday April 21st 10:30am - 5:30pm & Sunday April 22nd 10:30am-1:00pm  
(Snacks provided on both days and brunch provided on Sunday)

WHO?
Anyone (students, community members, staff, faculty etc.) who is interested in becoming an abortion doula or just wants to learn how to be better at emotional support!

WHY? 
If you want to volunteer with DARLA as an abortion doula in-clinic, you are required to attend this training. However, you are not required to work with DARLA if you attend the training - you are allowed to attend to expand your own personal understanding of the issues and your view without committing.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Sliding scale of $5-$25. Please let us know if this is a barrier.
Contact email: 
darladoulas@gmail.com

Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Poland and Israel: The Challenge From Right–Wing Regimes

Fri, Apr 27 2018 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
IHGMS, 758 N Pleasant St, Amherst
Friday, April 27 at 4:30pm, the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory
Studies at UMass Amherst presents “Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Poland
and Israel: The Challenge From Right-Wing Regimes,” a panel discussion with
Jan Grabowski (University of Ottawa), Elżbieta Janicka (Polish Academy of
Sciences), and Raz Segal (Stockton University), and moderated by Alon
Confino, Director of IHGMS and Professor of History and Jewish Studies and
Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies at UMass Amherst. Reception will
follow.

The recent rise of right-wing populist movements and regimes in Europe,
Israel, and the United States has changed the memory of the Holocaust in ways
we could not have imagined only ten years ago. This event sets out to map how
Holocaust memory has been recently reframed in Poland and Israel, and how it
has been used politically and to what ends.

The panel will include:

Jan Grabowski
"The Origins and the Meaning of the Polish 'Holocaust Law'"
Jan Grabowski is Professor of History of the Holocaust at the University of
Ottawa, and founding member of the Polish Center for Holocaust Research in
the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Elżbieta Janicka
"Identity Panic: Counter-narratives of the Holocaust and their
Institutionalization Beyond Political Cleavages (the Case of Poland)"
Elżbieta Janicka is historian of literature at the Institute of Slavic
Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Raz Segal
"Self-Devouring Memory: The Holocaust in Israeli Society and Politics"
Raz Segal is Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Sara
and Sam Schoffer Professor of Holocaust Studies at Stockton University, where
he also serves as Director of the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide
Studies.
Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-835-0221
Contact email: 
dnoto@umass.edu

“Mixtape”- The Stories Behind Israel’s Ultimate Playlist

Sun, Apr 29 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Integrative Learning Center N151

Israeli podcast and radio show, Israel Story, will be coming to the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Sunday, April 29 as the last stop on their Spring 2018 US tour.They will be performing their brand-new show “Mixtape” in honor of Israel’s 70th Birthday. It will feature live music, dance, storytelling, and visuals.

“Mixtape”- The Stories Behind Israel’s Ultimate Playlist will take the audience behind the scenes of some of Israel’s most (and least…) iconic songs, and unpack the dramas, complexities and social tensions involved. Israel Story strives to shine a spotlight on the dramas that comprise Israeli life through the use of long-form non-fiction content about Israel. Since 2014, Israel Story has been creating content in both English and Hebrew on Galei Tzahal, Israel’s leading national radio station.

Registration is required.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Directions and parking info: 
UMass parking garage
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Tickets are free, but registration is required.
Contact phone: 
413-549-1710 x 202
Contact email: 
rschy@umass.edu

Five College Jewish Studies Senior Thesis Celebration

Mon, Apr 23 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Applebaum-Driker Theater at Yiddish Book Center

Five College Jewish Studies Senior Thesis Celebration.

Light Refreshments will be served

Campus: 
Hampshire College
Directions and parking info: 
1021 West St Amherst MA
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-538-2876
Contact email: 
benjamin@mtholyoke.edu

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