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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

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

Meet The SHEs - Office Hour!

Stop by the tent in front of the Mead Art Museum to pick up gift bags, stickers, health ed supplies, and to meet several Student Health Educators in person! You will be able to get more information about the virtual "Meet the SHEs" event this Friday and have any questions about alcohol, sexual health, managing stress, and other well-being related topics answered here.

Student Health Educators Office Hours

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Mead Art Museum, Student Activities Tend #2(outside Mead)

Come by Student Activities Tent #2 (outside the Mead) from 1-3 p.m. to meet the on-campus SHEs EJ and Kathleen! These student health educators are ready to chat about health-related topics for college students, meet new students and reconnect with returning ones, and talk about some of the health resources and programming for the semester. Curious how the condoms show up in the bathroom, want to brainstorm ideas on how to prioritize sleep, or just want to meet two cool people? Swing by!

Can't make it? Come to the Meet the SHES virtual event Friday, Sept. 25, from 4-5 p.m. Link below to register.

Students Only
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 or call 413.542.5964

Students Only

CHI Salon: Exploring Afro-Asian Solidarities in the Aftermath of George Floyd

In conversation, Karin Aguilar-San Juan and Lili Kim will explore the contexts for Afro-Asian solidarities with reference to the brutal police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the end of May 2020. One of the four officers charged with the killing is Hmong, leading Hmong and Asian American communities to a painful self-inquiry on the nature and scope of our anti-Black racism. Essential to that inquiry is knowledge of the U.S. wars in Asia, reaching as far back as the Philippine-American War. From the Philippines all the way to Laos and Cambodia-- where the US/CIA coerced Hmong villagers into accessory roles in a "Secret War" --BIPOC communities have been presented with a limited menu of options for good citizenship. How will we deal with that menu today?

Karin Aguilar-San Juan is professor and chair of American studies and associate director of the Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching at Macalester College. She is also a leader within the Race, Love, and Liberation Laboratory (for growing spiritual things) based at Clouds in Water Zen Center, St. Paul, Minn.

Lili Kim is a CHI Fellow, Visiting Lecturer in the Department of History at Amherst College, and an Associate Professor of History and Global Migrations at Hampshire College.

This event is open to the public over Zoom. Co-sponsored by the Department of History at Amherst College. Pre-registration is required.

Registration Required