INNOVATION GRANT PRESENTATION
Chris Aiken (faculty), Melinda Buckwalter (staff)
UNDER|STAND is a public dialogue on racism hosted by Dana Caspersen, conflict mediator and choreographer, and the SC Department of Dance. **There is no dancing or dance experience required or expected.**
The event is a social action that brings people together to engage in physical and spoken conversations about race. It is a physical engagement model in which participants take part in several action modes of exchange in small and large groups. By coming together to share experience, to learn and listen, and to ask questions, we engage on one of the most difficult and important issues we face as humans living in the world today. This project is intended as a spark to support a safe space to connect and hopefully, in some small way to under | stand.
Maho A. Ishiguro, director, with Darsono Hadiraharjo, artist-in-Residence at Bates College and Tufts University.
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.
Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder present an illustrated history of their "Expanded Cinema" practice, which encompasses expanded cinema performance, gallery/museum based. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Film Studies Program. Cosponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Art History Department, Art Studio Department.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member/recording artist Pat Alger and Grammy Award winning producer/author/musician Jim Rooney present a lively 90 minutes lecture and performance illustrating the differences and similarities between contemporary popular song lyrics and poetic verse.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsors: Hampshire College Music Program, Amherst College Music Program, The Poetry Center at Smith College, the Five College Lecture Fund, Watermelon Wednesdays
Moderated by Jazmine Hughes
Known for her breakout roles in the critically-acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale and Orange Is the New Black, Samira will talk about her career, share her experience as an actor and woman in the entertainment industry, and discuss how she has recently become a model for young people around the world, championing the rights and safety of the LGBTQ community and people of color.
As part of its "Get With The Times" series, the Times is hosting viewing parties on college campuses across the nation in an effort to connect with its younger audiences and bring people together to discuss critical issues facing our country today. At Amherst, we'll be streaming the conversation live at the Powerhouse and providing a space for students to have discussions related to topics covered during the event.
There will be free food and New York Times swag, and students will have the opportunity to submit questions to Samira through our "Get With The Times" social media promotions.
Make sure you bring your student/staff/faculty ID — we'll be checking in attendees on the Times' GWTT website.
Doors open at 7:45 p.m. Invite your friends!
For any questions or concerns, email Shawna Chen, New York Times collegiate event coordinator at Amherst, at email@example.com.
Monday, March 19: MOLASSES
Synopsis: Masry is an Egyptian who left his country when only 10 years old. He returns to Egypt 20 years later following the death of his father. Masry desires to get back in touch with his roots and to revive his nostalgic memories of how Egypt used to be. However, he quickly becomes disenchanted upon experiencing first hand the chaos that Egypt has descended into. He learns the hard way that Egyptians citizens have very few rights and that they live a very tough life where foreigners are often treated with more respect than Egyptians themselves. Despite the fact that this production discusses very serious issues, the film is nonetheless a mix of comedy and light drama and serves as a poignant reminder of our current times.
Monday, April 9: THE IDOL
Synopsis: After bringing a grim, laserlike focus to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his Oscar-nominated thrillers “Paradise Now” (2005) and “Omar” (2013), director Hany Abu-Assad makes a welcome foray into more crowdpleasing territory with “The Idol.” A simply told but thoroughly captivating portrait of Muhammad Assaf, the Gazan singer who won “Arab Idol” at age 23 and became an irresistible symbol of hope for Palestinians worldwide, the movie largely benefits from Abu-Assad’s natural talent for building suspense and rhythm.
Monday, April 30: A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA
Synopsis: Tal (Agathe Bonitzer) is the 17-year-old daughter of recent French immigrants to Israel who live in Jerusalem. Following a bomb attack on a local café, she throws a bottle into the sea near Gaza with a message asking for an explanation. Naïm (Mahmoud Shalaby), a sensitive but aimless 20-year-old Palestinian living in Gaza, discovers the bottle and tries to answer Tal's question by initiating an email correspondence. Their mutual suspicion soon develops into a tender friendship.
5:30-7:30pm in Kern 106
NO ACOUSTIC GUITARS ALLOWED
We think you're funny!
Join us for a free open-mic at Hampshire College. Put your name on the list or just hang out and watch. Performers get five minutes and a microphone. Comedy is preferred, but deviance from that theme is allowed.
The Centrum Gallery is located upstairs in the center of Greenwich Doughnut 1, above the Goodreads Library.
We reserve the right to kick any performers off stage for offensive material, and audience members are expected to respect the performers and not heckle.
We're hoping to do this weekly.
Student curated temporary exhibit, On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions, is available for public viewing from Thursday, April 19 until May 20. Step into the Beneski and discover the history of the five mass extinctions that have ravaged the species living on Earth. We are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction, this time caused by our human impact. What can we do to mitigate the effects of this mass extinction? Learn more about what you can do in this interpretive exhibition.
Spanning all three floors, the exhibition will take you through all previous mass extinctions and the theories on how they were caused. What kinds of species did they affect? What information can we take from these previous mass extinctions to learn about the sixth one? Come for a guided tour with the student curator, Antonella Dominguez ‘18, on April 19 at 2:30 p.m. The small steps we take now to reduce the effects of our human impact can only help now with the trajectory of the six mass extinction we have caused.
Brandon Terry, of Harvard University, will present the fourth and final lecture in the 2017-2018 Forry & Micken Lecture Series on "Racial Justice and Injustice". The title of his talk is "Martin Luther King Now," and will take place on Thursday, April 26 at 5 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. This event is free and open to the public and wheelchair-accessible. For further information, please contact the Department of Philosophy at (413) 542-5805.