Black Student Activism and the Struggle for Institutional Change in Higher Ed
November 12 marks the fifth anniversary of the Amherst Uprising, a weekend long occupation of Frost Library during which students of color, among others, gave testimony about their struggles and marginalization at Amherst. In response to the Uprising, the College enacted several measures designed to foster a more inclusive campus environment. Student activism continues through Black Amherst Speaks and the call to Reclaim Amherst. This event, feature Stefan Bradley, author of Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power and the Ivy League, in conversation with Amherst College student activists Jeremy Thomas '21 and Kyndall Ashe '18 will explore the history and impact of student activism at elite colleges. This discussion will kick-off several events commemorating the Fifth anniversary of the Amherst Uprising.
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Chi Salon: Inequality as Comorbidity
Wednesday, May 6 at 4:30 PM
Please join us for a virtual CHI Salon! The American Studies research group will be facilitating a discussion on how different communities in our society have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Panelists: Kiara Vigil, Jallicia Jolly, Lloyd Barba, Lili Kim, and Sony Coráñez Bolton. This event is restricted to the Amherst College community.