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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wed, Oct 21, 2020

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!

Group of socially distanced Amherst Mammoths wearing masks over the text "Get a Flu Shot."

Flu Clinic

8:00 am - 2:00 pm Conway Field House

The flu clinic, staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals, is available for staff and faculty working remotely.
Registration required.

Registration Required

Swift Skills Collection: Asking for Effective Feedback

The phrase “can I offer you some feedback” can illicit some uncomfortable feelings. Together, we will talk through processes for asking for, offering, and receiving feedback that is productive and useful.

Essential Leadership Skills

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
Become a more versatile and skilled leader by connecting with the fundamentals of powerful leadership. Assess your current strengths and challenges with the goal of enhancing your current skillset. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Health Education Office Hours - Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator!

As part of the Department of Health Education’s weekly office hours, Ashley Netanel invites you to stop by and Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator! Come by Val Tent #4 in front of the Mead on Wednesdays between 1-3 p.m. to meet the AOD educator, ask any questions you may have about alcohol or other substance use, and pick up some free health resources and swag! See the calendar below for a schedule of specific AOD topics that will be highlighted during each week at Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator. Drop in to talk about the topics that peak your interest, or feel free to come during any week to chat about alcohol or other drug use, supporting a friend, recovery and sober curiosity, and wellbeing as a whole.

Ask the AOD Educator! Topic Schedule:

Wed. September 16 - Navigating AOD & COVID-19

Wed. September 23 - Meet the SHEs - Hosted by the Student Health Educators

Wed. September 30 - Sober Curious - Creating intentional relationships to substances

Wed. October 7 - Collegiate Recovery - Being in recovery (and being a recovery ally) while in college

Wed, October 14 - Cannabis & You - Everything you want know about cannabis

Wed. October 21 - Other Drugs - What to think about when dabbling in other substance use

Wed. October 28 - Sex & Substances

Wed. November 4 - AOD & Social Justice - How the story and legislation of substance use intersects with identity and activism

Wed. November 11 - AOD & Sleep - Understanding the impact of substances so you can get your best night's sleep

Wed. November 18 - AOD at Amherst - How does AOD show up in our community and how can we care for each other

Note that Health Education Office Hours will be held as long as weather permits. In the event of inclement weather, that given week’s Office Hours/Ask the AOD Educator will be cancelled. If you want to learn more about any of the above topics, reach out to Ashley Netanel, Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator at anetanel@amherst.edu.

Loeb Center Diversity Career Day

Diversity Career Day Meetup (Co-Hosted by Amherst College & Williams College)

The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning invites students of all class years to participate in our first-ever virtual Diversity Career Day Meetup, co-hosted by Amherst College and Williams College. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with organizations that offer jobs and internship programs that are actively seeking diverse student applicants.

Secure your spot by registering and signing up for one or multiple group sessions or 1-on-1 chats as soon as possible via Handshake. Spots are limited and must be secured BEFORE the Meetup's 1 p.m. EST start time.

Employers attending represent a wide range of industries, such as Education, Management Consulting, Non-Profit, Advertising, PR & Marketing, International Affairs, Investment/Portfolio Management, Fashion, Technology, Law, and Entertainment/TV/Film.

Students Only
Registration Required

Essential Leadership Skills

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
Become a more versatile and skilled leader by connecting with the fundamentals of powerful leadership. Assess your current strengths and challenges with the goal of enhancing your current skillset. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Real Talk Poster

QRC/CC: Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for a 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.

For accessibility questions or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or call 413.542.5964

Students Only
Loeb Center Diversity Career Day

Diversity Career Day Panel: Bringing Your Whole Self to Work — Amherst and Williams Alumni Share Experiences and Advice

Amherst and Williams Colleges have partnered to present our inaugural Diversity Career Day on Wednesday, October 21. Following the virtual afternoon meetup between employers and students, please join us for this alumni panel discussion on the topic of "Bringing Your Whole Self to Work."

In this discussion, student moderators Jeremy Thomas (Amherst ‘21) and Essence Perry (Williams '22) will invite alums from both schools to share experiences from their own career paths, as well as advice for current students. This event is open to all, but primarily targeted towards current students who are navigating the job search, hiring process, and entry into the workplace as diverse candidates and hires.

Our panelists' and moderators' bios are as follows:

PRINCESS ADEDOYIN (Amherst '19) is an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company and has been working in the firm’s Boston office, though now remotely, for over a year. At Bain, she serves as Diversity Lead for the Amherst recruiting team and the Volunteer Engagement Officer for its social impact consulting group, Inspire. This summer, Princess led a virtual, six-week Consulting “Summer Camp” for Black women at Amherst College, meeting weekly to prepare for the upcoming recruiting season and going through resumes, cover letters, case prep and how to obtain an offer. During her time at Amherst College, Princess was involved in a number of activities: she co-ran the popular AC After Dark Program, was heavily involved in the African and Caribbean Students Union (ACSU) as Senior Chair, was a Resident Counselor, worked as a Questbridge Telementor for 4 years, and also ran and founded her own hair braiding business to service the Black community in the Pioneer Valley.

VALERIA CUETO (Williams '09) is a first-generation American from Miami, Florida. She is the eldest daughter of Cuban and Nicaraguan immigrants and a first-generation college graduate from her alma mater, Williams College. Cueto is the Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) at Illinois College (IC). She also holds membership in Culturally Integrated Education for Latinos Organization (CIELO), Springfield Dominican Anti-Racism Team (SDART), and Sacred Heart-Griffin High School Board, and she is treasurer of the Springfield Advocacy Network (SIAN). In these positions, she has organized rallies in downtown Springfield against the inhuman treatment of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Cueto is committed to journeying with immigrant communities and fighting against systemic racism. Cueto advocates for local immigrant families; has written and delivered speeches; published op-eds in the SJR; and appeared on the local radio and television for immigrant advocacy. She lives in Springfield, Illinois, with her husband and two daughters.

ASHLEY J. FINIGAN (Amherst ’08) is an upper school History and American Studies teacher at the Berkeley Carroll School. In addition to teaching, Ashley is also a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Chicago, where she is currently at work on her dissertation – an organizational history of the National Council of Negro Women. While at Amherst, she double majored in Black Studies and History, worked as a Resident Counselor, served as a telementor, was a member of the Black Students Union and sang with the gospel choir. Building on her experiences in the Reading, Writing, Teaching program and Inside-Out Prison exchange, Ashley chose to pursue a career in education, and after graduation returned home to New York City to work as a high school global history teacher through the Teach for America program. She then moved on to earn an M.A in African American Studies from Columbia University and eventually relocated to Chicago to pursue further graduate study. While at Chicago, Ashley led summer arts education programs housed at the Smart Museum of Art, in partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority, and served as a mentor with the Minds Matter program. In her current position at the Berkeley Carroll School, Ashley has developed courses in African American and Caribbean history and served as a faculty advisor to the school’s A Capella Club and the Girls II Women student group. Through all her work, Ashley has come to think of herself as a knowledge producer and seeks to apply her skills as a historian to multiple venues as an educator.

LANDON MARCHANT (Williams ‘20) is a Global Manager at ZX Ventures (Anheuser-Busch InBev’s global innovation and investment group). They are currently working on operations and global strategy rollout for an early-stage e-commerce startup launching in eleven countries across three continents. Landon is also a disabled USAF veteran, former skilled trades apprentice, community college student, and graduate of Williams College. At Williams, they majored in Philosophy and Sociology with a concentration in Science and Technology Studies. Their advocacy work ranges from direct mentorship and resource-sharing to public speaking, writing, and research. Landon is a founding member of the active-duty transgender military group SPART*A, a Point Foundation alum (2017—2020), and has performed extensive graduate-level research examining the individual experiences and collective standpoint of transgender military service members and veterans.

ESSENCE PERRY (Williams '22) is an Economics and Philosophy major from Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Throughout her time at Williams, she has taken classes related to public policy, the relationship between capitalism and the state, and creating a more equitable future for marginalized communities. On campus, she is the Co-President of College Democrats, an organization dedicated to fostering political engagement on campus, as well as a member of the newly-formed student government, helping provide students more equitable access to funding and college governance. Generating change and creating positive social impact is something that is incredibly meaningful to her, and it guides many of the activities she does on campus and hopefully after Williams.

JEREMY THOMAS (Amherst ‘21) is a senior at Amherst College from Houston, Texas, where he graduated from William P. Clements high school. At Amherst, Jeremy is a double English and Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought major. He is currently Student-Body President and Student-Director of the Office of Student, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Previously, he has been Captain of the Mock Trial Association and President of the Black Student Union. During his summers, Jeremy has worked as an investigative intern with Georgetown Law Center’s Prettyman Clinics, as an Elizabeth Ruyter Fellow with the Southern Center for Human Rights, and as a summer fellow with Reprieve. After graduation, Jeremy plans to attend law school to pursue a career in public interest law.

Learn more about Diversity Career Day at Amherst's Loeb Center for Career Exploration & Planning website (https://www.amherst.edu/mm/632708) or Williams' '68 Center for Career Exploration website (https://careers.williams.edu/our-work-with-dei/).

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!

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.