Dorceta Taylor is professor of environmental justice at the University of Michigan. She is also the program director of the Multicultural Environmental Leadership Development Initiative and the University’s director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has successfully worked with students and organizations to collaborate across difference to address interrelated social and ecology issues. Professor Taylor is an extremely distinguished and leading scholar. She was the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Professor Taylor is the founder of the Minority Environmental Leadership and Diversity Initiative and is one of the world’s foremost experts on diversity and inclusion in environmental fields, including in the academy and in workplaces (public and private).
Come see hip-hop group Blackalicious perform and get a chance to ask them about their music and career. Acclaimed for the sublime combination of rapper Gab's verbal dexterity and lyrical eloquence and producer X's bracing beats and distinctive soundscapes, Blackalicious has earned widespread respect, both inside and outside of the hip-hop community, for the wildly inventive, personally charged innovations of its first three albums, 1999's Nia, 2002's Blazing Arrow and 2005's The Craft.
Klára Móricz is the Joseph E. and Grace. W. Valentine Professor at Amherst College. Her book Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music, was published by University of California Press in 2008, and the volume Funeral Games in Honor of Arthur Lourié, which she co-edited with Simon Morrison, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013.
This talk is sponsored by the Amherst Center for Russian Culture. The event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
As part of LitFest 2019, Daniel Gallant, a playwright and executive director of New York’s famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe, hosts a spoken word slam for Amherst College students. All students are invited to attend. Keep an eye out for sign-up information.
The LitFest 2019 schedule has additional event information and biographies of each guest.
Hosted by David Gallant of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City. First place winner will receive a trip to NYC and a guest of honor appearance at the Nuyorican. Second place wins an iPad, and third place will get a free writing session at the Emily Dickinson House. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.