Five College Consortium

Life Sciences Colloquium Series

Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
Mon, Oct 23 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Mon, Oct 30 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Mon, Nov 6 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Mon, Nov 13 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
McConnell 103

Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley

Lectures are held on Monday afternoons durning the semester. Tea and cookies are served at 4 p.m. in the McConnell Foyer. All lectures are at 4:30 p.m. in McConnell 103, unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule is below in the calendar.

Campus: 
Smith College
Not accessible
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Film Screening: 'Free CeCe!'

Tue, Oct 31 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Student Union Ballroom

CeCe McDonald survived a brutal attack, only to be incarcerated in a men's prison for defending her life. After an international movement to free her, CeCe emerged as a leader to interrogate the prison industrial complex and inspire women to fight back when attacked.

Sponsored by the UMass Stonewall Center, CEPA, CMASS, Racial Justice Coalition, PAC, SGA, and Res Life.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-545-4826
Contact email: 
stonewall@umass.edu

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons

Tue, Nov 14 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons
an interactive presentation and workshop with Tom Llewellyn, Strategic Partnerships Director at Shareable.net

The most pressing challenges cities face today, including wealth inequality, environmental pollution, and social isolation, have the potential to be mitigated by the efficient and equitable sharing of vital resources with each other. This interactive presentation and workshop will illustrate a commons-based vision for Sharing Cities, building upon Shareable’s years of experience covering the ecosystem and the 133 model policies and case studies from 80 cities in 35 countries curated for their new book, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons. A short presentation will begin with a ‘state of the movement’ before discussing 11 core city sectors with clear commons-based solutions on the topics of food, housing, mobility, work, waste, energy, land, water, finance, governance, and information and communications technology. Attendees will then participate in a World Café style discussion, working together to outline strategies for what we can do to meet the challenges of our time while improving equity, justice, community resilience, and trust by activating the urban commons. This event is part of a series on Solidarity Economies in collaboration with Hampshire Entrepreneurship and Community Partnerships for Social Change.  

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: 
tvandyck@hampshire.edu
Campus contact: 

A Talk on Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment and African Economic Development

Thu, Nov 2 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
West Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Building

On Economic Development in Africa: How relevant is gender equality and women’s empowerment? 

Gender equality remains a key challenge in Africa. Although women constitute more than 50 percent of the population in most African countries, African women are severely under-represented in important sectors of the economy.  In this talk, Dr. Elizabeth Asiedu will explore the reasons for the shortage of African women in decision-making units and discuss the implications for the continent’s development.

Dr. Elizabeth Asiedu is a Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas (KU). She is also an associate faculty member in the Department of African and African American Studies; the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; the Center for Global and International studies and the Institute for Policy and Social Research at KU. She is the President and Founder of the Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists (AAAWE) and the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of African Development (JAD).  Her research, which focuses on issues relating to gender, foreign direct investment and foreign aid, has gained national and international prominence and has been published in leading scholarly journals.  Her work is also cited in several international publications, including The Report of the Commission for Africa (The Tony Blair Report) presented at the G8 Summit in 2005. She has consulted for many international organizations, including The United Nations University/World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), International Labor Office, and the African Development Bank.  Dr. Asiedu is also the recipient of several teaching, mentoring and research awards.

The talk is open to all members of the Five College community as well as members of the public.

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: 
lpickbourn@hampshire.edu
Campus contact: 

20th Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture Featuring Kelly Lytle Hernandez and Fahd Ahmed

Thu, Nov 9 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Robert Crown Center (Nov. 9); FPH Main Lecture Hall (Nov. 10)

20th ANNUAL EQBAL AHMAD LECTURE

Enemies of the State: Immigration Control, Mass Incarceration, and the Fight Back

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Robert Crown Center

Featuring:

Kelly Lytle Hernández is a professor of History and African American Studies as well as Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. She is the research lead for Million Dollar Hoods, which maps how much is spent on incarceration per neighborhood in Los Angeles County. She is also the author of the award-winning book, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (University of California Press, 2010) and recently published, City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

Fahd Ahmed is a grassroots organizer on the issues of racial profiling, immigrant justice, police accountability, national security, and educational justice over the last 17 years.  He is the Executive Director of DRUM-Desis Rising Up & Moving of New York City (http://www.drumnyc.org) where he has served in various capacities since 2000. DRUM has mobilized and built the leadership of thousands of low-income, South Asian immigrants to lead social and policy change that impacts their own lives- from immigrant rights to education reform, civil rights, and worker’s justice.

Then on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 10:00-12:00 in the FPH Main Lecture Hall, please join an activist panel continuing the conversation, entitled Resisting State Power and State Violence, Defending our Communities and Our Lives.

The Eqbal Committee has invited to the panel representatives from Movimiento Cosecha (a movement of undocumented immigrant youth that propelled the recent protests in defense of DACA in Washington DC), BAJI (Black Alliance for Just Immigration) in New York; and the local Pioneer Valley Workers Center.

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: 
president@hampshire.edu
Campus contact: 

"The Urgency of Teacher Racial/Ethnic Diversity in an Increasingly Diverse Society" - Presented by Travis Bristol '03

Fri, Nov 10 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI)

At the very moment policy-makers call for increasing the racial/ethnic diversity of the teaching force, teachers of color continue to leave the profession at higher rates than their white colleagues. This talk will highlight research that points to the "added-value" for students of color when taught by a teacher of color. Additionally, this talk will provide guidance for researchers, policy makers and practitioners looking to recruit, support and retain teachers of color.

Amherst College alumnus Travis J. Bristol '03, a former high school English teacher and World Bank consultant, is an assistant professor in English education at Boston University School of Education with an affiliation in educational leadership and policy studies.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with Accessibility Services on campus for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2265
Contact email: 
prietkerk@amherst.edu

Trump: Point/Counterpoint series - After Trump

Thu, Nov 16 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Stirn Auditorium, Mead Art Museum

The "Trump: Point/Counterpoint" conversation series features Amherst College Professor, and host of NEPR's "In Contrast", Ilan Stavans and a guest engaging in thoughtful discussion and attempting to bridge the ideological divide growing in our nation.

For the final conversation, join Ilan and his guest, William Kristol, as they discuss "After Trump".

William Kristol is founder and editor at large of The Weekly Standard, he appears frequently on all the leading political commentary shows. Before starting the Weekly Standard in 1995, Mr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. Before that, Mr. Kristol served in senior positions in the Reagan and Bush Administrations, and taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by the Amherst College Class of 1970.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with Accessibility Services on campus for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-5728
Contact email: 
dbannister@amherst.edu

Russian Film Screening: Mister Designer (Господин Оформитель)

Thu, Nov 16 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

A famous artist strives to find the secret of eternal life through the beautiful mannequins he creates in this stylized homage to Russian modernism’s fascination with decadence. Directed by Oleg Teptsov and completed in 1987.

This movie is 103 minutes long and will be screened at both 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with Accessibility Services on campus for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2350
Contact email: 
tvallaste@amherst.edu

M@A Chamber Series: Angela Hewitt, piano – Bach Odyssey

Fri, Nov 10 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Buckley Recital Hall

Program:
Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827
Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829
Partita in A major, BWV 832
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830

One of the world’s leading pianists, Angela Hewitt appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her renditions of Bach have established her as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time.

“It was a positive sensation. The Canadian pianist is one of the reliably mesmerising musicians of the day. You sit entranced…. It would have been more accurate to say I was floating just below the ceiling.”
—The Sunday Times

Tickets go on sale two weeks before each performance. Evening box office opens one hour prior to concert begin. Free Amherst Student rush tickets are available on the night of the performance.
Ticket Website: https://amherst.universitytickets.com

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with Accessibility Services on campus for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
General Public: $28 Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $22 Students, with valid ID: $12 Free Amherst Student Rush on the night of the performance
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2195
Contact email: 
concerts@amherst.edu

Contra Dance

Fri, Nov 3 2017 - 8:30pm to 11:30pm
Location: 
Blanchard Hall Great Room

A fun, beginner-friendly night of live music and lively social dances called by George Marshall. Hosted by the Folk Music and Dance Society. Free to MHC students, $5 for community members.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
Not accessible
Event contact: 
Eileen Grady
Contact email: 
fmds.board@gmail.com
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