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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call 413.542.5964
Join the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect for a presentation and conversation with Amherst College Psychology Professor Catherine Sanderson on her new book, Why We Act: Turning Bystanders Into Moral Rebels on Wednesday, September 30, from 4-5 PM EST on Zoom. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a signed copy of the book! Questions? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, at 413-542-2760 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Department of Health Education, Centering Student Wellbeing.
Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/whyweact
Meeting ID: 952 9267 8176
Join Monique Roelofs in a discussion of her new book Arts of Address: Being Alive to Language and the World (Columbia University Press, 2020).
Modes of address are forms of signification that we direct at living beings, things and places, and they at us and at each other. Seeing is a form of address. So are speaking, singing and painting. Initiating or responding to such calls, we participate in encounters with the world. In readings of writers and artists ranging from Julio Cortázar to Jamaica Kincaid and from Martha Rosler to Pope.L, Roelofs demonstrates the centrality of address to freedom and a critical political aesthetics. Hume, Kant and Foucault enter into conversation with Fanon and Anzaldúa. Drawing on a wide array of artistic and theoretical sources and challenging disciplinary boundaries, the book illuminates address’s significance to cultural existence and to our reflexive aesthetic engagement in it.
Monique Roelofs is currently a visiting scholar in the political science department at Amherst College and a professor of philosophy at Hampshire College. Please also join us in congratulating Monique and wishing her well before she moves onto a new position as professor of philosophy of art and culture in the philosophy department at the University of Amsterdam. She will also be chairing the department's Critical Cultural Theory Group.
This event will take place over Zoom. Pre-registration is required.
The Department of Political Science would like to invite the entire Amherst College community to a panel discussion on "Why Democracy Matters." Hop on Zoom to hear Profs. Javier Corrales, Jonathan Obert, Ruxandra Paul, and Austin Sarat share their views. Following the panel, breakout rooms will be available for Zoom participants to ask questions and discuss issues further. Panel discussion starts at 8pm. Break-out rooms open at 9pm. This is part of a series of events the department is organizing this semester in relation to the 2020 elections in the United States.
Registration in advance is required for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.