In January, the Special Oversight Committee on Sexual Misconduct presented a report to the Amherst College Board of Trustees, reviewing policies and making specific recommendations aimed at improving the college's capacity to prevent and address incidents of sexual misconduct.
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, starting at 7:30 p.m., Professor Margaret Hunt and other members of the Special Oversight Committee will be available in Johnson Chapel to respond to questions about the committee’s work. President Biddy Martin and colleagues will be available to hear your ideas about how best to proceed. They will also provide an outline proposing the sequence and timeline for consideration of key recommendations from the report.
On April 5, 6 and 7 in Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall, the Women of Amherst will perform an original show about the stages we all go through, the defining moments we collectively recall that, at their core, are profoundly unique and deeply personal. Written by members of the Amherst community, "On Stage(s)" includes true stories of hilarious and harrowing experiences alike. All proceeds go to the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition, a local center for survivors of domestic abuse. For tickets, please visit www.womenofamherst.eventbrite.com.
Suggested donation: $5 for students, $10 for the general public
The Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect invite you to Healthy Relationships Week, a series of events that will take place each evening between Monday, April 15, and Thursday, April 18. (Please see daily listings on the college's Event Calendar: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events.)
We encourage members of the community to reflect on our theme: Caring for ourselves, caring for each other. How do we form healthy relationships? What kinds of relationships make up a caring, supportive and healthy community? What can we do to interrupt sexual disrespect and challenge rape culture? We will explore these and other questions in a workshop with Professor Sanderson, a dinner discussion with a faculty/staff panel, a movie night and a speed friending event. Join us!
This documentary will be screened in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115).
"The film 'It Was Rape' boldly explores sexual violence through the experiences of several survivors. In doing so, this film both challenges the audience to think about sexual violence in a deeper, more nuanced way and inspires a genuine empathy for individuals impacted by violence." —Sarah Dodd, assistant director of the Sexual Assault Prevention Programs at North Dakota State University