Solidarity Spaces and Support Circles

Resource Center teams will offer a series of solidarity spaces and support circles:

Monday, July 20th @ 3:00 p.m. EDT—Release 

An open forum for conversations that center the experiences and voices of students of color with Dr. Darien and Eboni.

Thursday, July 23rd @ 3:00 p.m. EDT—Doing the Work: White people in solidarity for Black Lives
Topic: Intergenerational Conversations

Join us as we hold space for ourselves, our fellow white people, and those who hold whiteness as part of their identity to engage in an intentional reflection about how to show up for racial justice. Together, we hope to begin the process of learning and unlearning ways we are socialized to uphold and protect violent and harmful structures, and share ways of showing up in the Movement for Black Lives. Hosted by Hanna Bliss, Director (CISE), Jxhn Martin, Director QRC and Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center.

Wednesday, July 29th @ 3:00 p.m. EDT—Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for an open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

Friday, July 31st @ 3:30 p.m. EDT—Black @ Amherst

ODI will hold space centering the voices of black-identified staff. We also welcome any feedback you'd like to share with the college regarding our conversations around antiracism and confronting anti-black sentiment. We invite everyone to join and look forward to being in community with one another. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. If you would like to attend, please register by Wednesday, July 29th. Zoom information will be sent to all registrants at that time.

Future Events

  • The RCT and Counseling Center will host additional support spaces during the coming weeks.
  • The Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty and ODI will offer an academic presentation on race and racism.
  • We will follow our successful COVID Conversations series with new live-stream events exploring protest and civil unrest.