Event Calendar

Today - Thu, Oct 22, 2020

2020 Presidential Election Post Debate Discussion

10:30 pm on Oct 22, to 12:00 am on Oct 23 Held via Zoom, Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.u

You are invited to join members of the Political Science Department, including Professors Austin Sarat and Jonathan Obert, for a debate discussion following the last Presidential Election Debate.

This event will be held via Zoom. Here is the link:

https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/92934127720?pwd=eFpGaTQ2MHR6eE03WU9rRkl...

Tomorrow - Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Swipe to see a video message from a resource working to support survivors and end Sexual Violence at Amherst!

Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect Resource Panel

All day Peer Advocate Social Media Pages

Join the Peer Advocates as we provide on- and off-campus resources on our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram)! We will be spotlighting members of the community who have done significant work in the fields of sexual respect and survivor support weekly on Fridays.

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

The OHR Learning & Development invites you to set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

The Five College Clothesline Project Display

The Five College Clothesline Project

Tomorrow - Fri, Oct 23, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Green between Williston Hall & The Octagon

Join the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect for the Five College Clothesline Project on the green between Williston Hall and the Octagon.

The Clothesline Project is a part of a national project to break the silence around sexual violence by providing space for people to create shirts that give voice to personal experience(s). The shirts are then hung shoulder to shoulder on a clothesline for public viewing. The 5-College Clothesline Project has over 800 shirts that have been created by survivors, as well as friends and family members of survivors.

We embrace the Clothesline as a healing and emotional tool for people of all genders. We recognize this project can be a crucial and much needed part of an individual healing process. We also recognize that seeing the Clothesline can be difficult so we encourage you to take care of yourself. Resources, giveaways, activities, and refreshments provided.

Please refer to the Peer Advocates' social media pages for up-to-date information re: inclement weather (Facebook: @peeradvocatesamherstcollege | Instagram: @amherst_pa).

Questions? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, at lakelly@amherst.edu or 413-542-2760

Health Education Office Hours with the Sexual Respect Educator

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Val Quad Tent #4

The Department of Health Education will be holding weekly office hours. Stop by to meet with a member of the Health Education team and ask a question, find out about upcoming programs centered around student well-being, get some free resources!

Sexual Respect Educator Lauren Kelly will be available every Friday from 11 AM-1 PM on Val Quad Tent #4 with resources, swag, and information related to a range of sexual respect topics including bystander intervention, consent & healthy communication, survivor support, and healthy relationships. Stop by and say hello!

French Table

Please join your French Language Assistants for the virtual weekly meeting of French Table. French Table is an opportunity for informal conversation in French, and is open to students, faculty, and staff. French speakers of all levels are welcome! You are welcome to join for part or all of these sessions. If you are not currently enrolled in a French course, but would like to participate, please email eaeddy@amherst.edu to receive the pre-registration link.

Virtual Write-on-Site

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Enhance productivity. Find mutual support. Maintain a regular practice. Write with others. Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual Write-on-Site over Zoom each Friday during the fall semester between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Professor of Art History Nicola Courtright, and CHI Fellows Ashley Smith and Sam Presnal.

Open to the Amherst College community. Please login to Zoom with your Amherst ID and password:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/92776199071?pwd=Z1lpRDc2Y21sQjlKckgyc1o...

Meeting ID: 927 7619 9071
Passcode: 335098

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Your weekly exhale: Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m. on Zoom through Nov 20
A little bit of meditation. A little bit of conversation. A little bit of affirmation. Join us as we gather for presence, connection, and a deep exhale. Students, faculty, and staff welcome. Contact Harrison Blum, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, for more info (hblum@amherst.edu).

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Loeb Center Cover Letter Clinic — Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you seeking some extra support in completing your cover letters and internship applications? Our biweekly virtual drop-in clinics are the perfect way to gain feedback from Loeb Center staff.

(Note: If you are seeking support with personal statements, please make an appointment with a career community advisor or with the Writing Center.)

Please RSVP in advance! We will confirm Zoom login and additional information via e-mail.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

Every other week, 4-5

QRC: Pan, Bi and Joy

Students Only

Interested in Architectural Studies?

4:00 pm Virtual

Are you curious about Architectural Studies? Would you like more information about courses that will be taught in the spring semester? Join members of the department on Zoom to learn more about the department, our courses, and the ARCH major. See you then!
Zoom link ~ https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96562501946?pwd=eDFQR09Xa2FZNUNNV1pvNXd...
Meeting ID: 965 6250 1946
Passcode: 066336

The CHAT Presents Friday Night Escape Rooms

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

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Fall Festival

Established in October 2013 by President Biddy Martin, Fall Festival is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to experience the tastes and traditional activities of a New England fall. This year's Fall Festival will feature local food vendors, live music, pumpkin carving (registration required), a scavenger hunt and opportunities to engage on social media.

The design of the event has been modified for 2020 to comply with pandemic public health guidelines. Most notably, students are assigned a one-hour block of time to participate in the food locations based on their residence hall. Assignments are as follows:
GROUP A: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Appleton, Charles Drew, Charles Pratt, James, North, South, Stearns and Williston
GROUP B: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Ford, Greenway B, Greenway C, King and Nicholls Biondi
GROUP C: 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Moore, Morris Pratt, Morrow, Valentine and Wieland
GROUP D: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cohan, Garman, Hitchcock, Lipton, Mayo Smith, Newport, Porter, Seelye and Seligman

Students Only
Every other week, 12-1

QRC: Ace/Aro/Gray

Students Only

Sun, Oct 25, 2020

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Muslim Student Association Weekly Gathering

1:00 pm Virtual

Join us for an informal space to meet the Muslim community, to check in and to share plans and ideas. Facilitated by Muslim Advisor Liza Lozovaya. Zoom links will be emailed to the MSA email list weekly and sent via group chat. Please email MSA co-chairs Basma Azzamok (bazzamok22@amherst.edu) or Ala Kaymaram (akaymaram21@amherst.edu) to be added to the group chat.

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Understanding Sex Work and Ethical Porn: A SHE Sex Week Social Media Campaign

Get to know about sex work and ethical porn consumption with the SHEs! Follow the Student Health Educators Facebook page and Instagram account, @ac_she, to learn more about what sex work is and ways to ethically engage with pornography as part of our second Sex Week social media campaign.

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

The OHR Learning & Development invites you to kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation with Molly Kitchen. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

German Table

German Table

German Table on the Zoomklatsch channel!
Please join us every Monday anytime from 11:45am-1pm EDT for our zoom German Table gathering, an hour of fun chatting auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome, including German 101 students!
If you would like to participate please email your request to german@amherst.edu with your name and email address. You will then receive an invitation to join each weekly German Table zoom meeting on our Zoomklatsch channel at the appropriate time, which you can accept or decline as always. You can also remove yourself at any time from the Zoomklatsch channel.

Ongoing Events

PA Self-Care Story Takeovers!

Get to know the PAs' self care routines and strategies, and learn about survivor support tips and resources! Every Wednesday on our instagram story, @amherst_pa, one of our very own PAs will be taking over the story to showcase their favorite self-care activities and tips, as well as highlighting survivor support resources! Get inspired by our go-to strategies, try out some new ways to treat yourself, and remember that the Amherst community is here for you!

PA Self-Care Story Takeovers!

Get to know the PAs' self care routines and strategies, and learn about survivor support tips and resources! Every Wednesday on our instagram story, @amherst_pa, one of our very own PAs will be taking over the story to showcase their favorite self-care activities and tips, as well as highlighting survivor support resources! Get inspired by our go-to strategies, try out some new ways to treat yourself, and remember that the Amherst community is here for you!

DVAM Week 3: Domestic Violence Overview

DVAM: Domestic Violence Overview

For the third week of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), the Peer Advocates are defining domestic violence and sharing some information and statistics on its prevalence in general, among marginalized identities, and among college students. Additionally, we will be posting a video interview with representatives from Safe Passage discussing how identity influences individual experiences with DV. Make sure to follow us on social media (IG: @amherst_pa | FB: @peeradvocatesamherstcollege) if you don’t already! Keep an eye out for more weekly updates on DVAM and email peeradvocate@amherst.edu with any questions.

The SHEs Present: Sex Week 2020

Join the Student Health Educators in the Department of Health Education for Sex Week, an annual period of programming to bring awareness to sexual health, diversity, and pleasure.

Sex Week(s) is taking place between Monday, October 19, and Friday, October 30, and there are many different opportunities for all types of engagement. Please see the list below (and the attached Sex Week calendar) for more information!

Sex Week Programs:
Graphically Yours, Graphic Sex Project Co-sponsored with Student Activities
Monday, October 19th
In Person: Main Quad, Tent #3 (Rain Location: The Powerhouse) 3-6 PM
Virtual: 8-9 PM Eastern / Zoom: tinyurl.com/graphic-sex-project
Description: Graphs and grids have never been so sexy! As part of Sex Week 2020, stop by the Graphically Yours event to view the national Graphic Sex Project gallery and the growing Amherst College collection. See how others have mapped and graphed their own sexualities, and pick up a kit to graph your own! For students who are remote or want to participate virtually, join the SHEs on Zoom at 8pm EST.

Getting Sexy, Not Sick During COVID-19
Thursday, October 22nd - 8-9 PM Eastern
Zoom: tinyurl.com/sex-and-covid
Description: Stop by for an open conversation about safe and pleasurable sexual experiences during the pandemic. During this virtual workshop, we will provide resources and tools for students both on and off-campus so that they can make the most informed decisions when it comes to having safer and more pleasurable sexual experiences and maintaining safe COVID-19 practices.

Now That's the LGB-Tea Co-sponsored with the QRC & Pride Alliance
Monday, October 26th - 7-8 PM Eastern
RSVP Required for Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/lgbteaRSVP
Description: A discussion-based workshop on sexual pleasure and safe sex practices for LGBTQ+ people.

Self-Serve Workshop
Wednesday, October 28th 7-8 PM Eastern
Zoom: tinyurl.com/self-serve-workshop
Description: Join the Student Health Educators for a Sex Week workshop about self-pleasure, orgasms, sex toys, and more! Attendance enters you into a raffle to win Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown! Feel free to bring a sweet treat!

Attendees at each program can enter a raffle for a different book on sex & sexuality.

Sex Week Social Media:
In addition to our virtual and in person programs, the SHEs will be promoting Sex Week on their social media accounts in various ways. Follow the SHEs on Instagram @ac_she and on Facebook.com/ACSHEs to engage!

Sex Week Social Media Campaigns
Week 1 (Oct 19-23) Topic: All About Digital Sex - What it is, how it works, and how to do it safely
Description: Stay tuned for cybersex-related posts throughout the week & learn how digital sex can keep things fun during COVID-19.

Week 2 (Oct 26-30) Topic: Sex Work & Ethical Porn
Description: This week will center posts related to better understanding sex work and how to consume porn ethically.

Weekly Sex Week Trivia
At the end of each week the SHEs will post trivia questions related to that week's social media and program topics. Participants who answer correctly each week will be entered in a raffle for a sex & sexuality related book.

Instagram Live Q&A with the SHEs
Thursday, October 29th, Time TBD
As Sex Week 2020 wraps ups, the SHEs are hopping on Instagram live to answer students' sex-related questions.

All About Digital Sex: A SHE Sex Week Social Media Campaign

COVID-19 has prompted many things to move online - and sexual activity is no exception. Follow the Student Health Educators Facebook page and Instagram account, @ac_she, to learn about different types of cybersex & digital sex safety as part of our first Sex Week social media campaign.

PA Self-Care Story Takeovers!

Get to know the PAs' self care routines and strategies, and learn about survivor support tips and resources! Every Wednesday on our instagram story, @amherst_pa, one of our very own PAs will be taking over the story to showcase their favorite self-care activities and tips, as well as highlighting survivor support resources! Get inspired by our go-to strategies, try out some new ways to treat yourself, and remember that the Amherst community is here for you!