Stonewall at 50 Events at Amherst College

Save the dates for this semester’s Stonewall program offerings! Meet members of the Stonewall Committee and learn more about the 50-year-legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion through a range of programs and events.

Spring 2020


Feburary 17th | Transnational Queerness in the Philippines & the Filipino Diaspora

Queer Resource Center 

A conversation on queerness in the context of Philippine society and the Filipinx diaspora between Proffessor Sony Coráñez-Bolton + Amherst alum Cristina Rey '19E. the shifting meanings of queerness in transnational experiences and communities. 

Co-sponsored by: Student Activities, American Studies, Latin and Latin American Studies, Spanish, Resource Centers Team, Asian Students' Association, Pride Alliance. 


Past Events: Fall 2019


Social Media Poster for Stonewall at 50 Soiree. Fall Foliage in background with purple rectangle in foreground, white text.

October 16 | Stonewall at 50 Soiree: A Community Celebration with President Biddy Martin 
5:00- 7:00pm, President's House

hosted by the Office of the President and the Stonewall Committee

All members of the Amherst College community are invited to come together to kick off a year of programming with the Amherst College Stonewall Committee. Celebrate with food, conversation, and community at this inaugural event!

RSVP by October 11 at


November 13 | Sounds of Stonewall Concert 
8:00- 9:00pm,  Mead Art Museum 

In collaboration with the Amherst College Choral Society and the Mead Art Museum

November 14-15 | Keynote and Artist Residency — Tourmaline

  • November 14 |  5:00- 7:15pm | Stirn Auditorium 
    • Screening of Short Films: Salacia (2019), Happy Birthday, Marsha! (2018), and Atlantic is a Sea of Bones (2017)
    • Keynote Talk and Q&A 
  • November 15 | 12:00- 1:00pm | Queer Resource Center (QRC). Keefe Campus Center 213
    • Luncheon with Students


December 1-7 | A Day With(out) Art
Mead Art Museum

Presented in collaboration with the Mead Art Museum

December 3 | 

*Cancelled due to Snow Closure* The Cultural & Political Impact of HIV/AIDS through Art (Panel Discussion)All are invited to a panel discussion on the cultural and political impact of HIV/AIDS, featuring the Director of A Positive Place, Betsy Shally-Jensen, as well as local community members who are currently living with HIV/AIDs.

Presented in collaboration with Visual AIDS, A Positive Place, the Smith College Museum of Art and QRC.

December 5 | World AIDS Day Reception featuring Pre-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Instructor Jallicia Jolly

4:00pm- 5:00pm, Keefe Campus Center Atrium 

Join the RCT and Health Education in a reception recognizing the continued impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Light refreshments will be served.

Please wear Red on Thursday in further build awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and all those who it touches. For more information about why and how red, and specifically the red ribbon, became associated with HIV/AIDS, check out this page from World AIDS Day website.