Center for Community Engagement

Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 7

9 a.m.
"24 at 24," 24-hour Habitat for Humanity Build Party, Amherst College Habitat for Humanity Home

3 p.m.
Community Engagement Fair featuring the Herrell’s Ice Cream Magic Bus, Valentine Quad

5:30 p.m.
Center for Community Engagement Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Keefe Campus Center. Remarks by President Anthony W. Marx, John E. Abele ’59 and CCE Director Molly Mead. A celebratory barbecue will follow.

Saturday, September 8

9 a.m.
Wall-Raising at Amherst College Habitat for Humanity Home
Stanley St., Amherst

10:30 a.m.
Address, Gov. Deval Patrick, Johnson Chapel. Tickets required.

Tickets are no longer available for Gov. Patrick's address. A live simulcast of the event will take place in Stirn Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. for those who were unable to reserve tickets.

Panels of Engagement: Campus-wide Presentations

Free and open to the public

11:45 a.m.
Inside-Out: Educating America’s Prisoners
• Phil Scraton, Professor of Criminology, Institute of Criminology and Social Justice, Queen’s University, Belfast
• Kristin Bumiller, Professor of Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies
Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall

Pathways to College: Feeding the K-16 Pipeline
• Wendy Kohler, Executive Director of Program Development, Amherst Regional Public Schools
• Mike Morris ’00, Assistant Principal, Crocker Farm Elementary School, Amherst
• Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Professor of English and Black Studies.
• Ian Kalafatis ’08
Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

2:30 p.m.
Affordable Housing: Transforming People, Buildings and Communities
• Rosanne Haggerty ’82, Founder and President, Common Ground
• MJ Adams, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity
• Scott Laidlaw, Director of Community Partnerships and Public Service Internships
Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall

Planning for Healthy Communities
• Tom Wolff, Founder, Healthy Communities Massachusetts
• Betty Medina Lichtenstein, Executive Director, Enlace de Familias
• Carleen Basler, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Sociology
Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115