Event Calendar

December 2020

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

The OHR Learning & Development Team 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.

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Headshots of Imani Perry and Anthony Jack '07

President’s Colloquium on Race and Racism: A Conversation with Imani Perry and Anthony Jack '07

7:00 pm Virtual

The President’s Colloquium on Race and Racism, a series of conversations with nationally renowned scholars studying the intersections of race and American democracy, debuts with a conversation between Imani Perry and Anthony Jack ’07.

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and a faculty associate with the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Jazz Studies. Anthony Jack ’07 is an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

IMANI PERRY is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and a faculty associate with the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Jazz Studies. She is the author of six books, including Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, which received the Pen Bograd-Weld Award for Biography, the Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award for outstanding work in literary scholarship, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction and the Shilts-Grahn Award for nonfiction from the Publishing Triangle. Looking for Lorraine was also named a 2018 notable book by The New York Times and an honor book by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. It was a finalist for the African American Intellectual History Society Paul Murray Book Prize. Her book May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem was the winner of the 2019 American Studies Association John Hope Franklin Book Award for the best book in American studies and the Hurston Wright Award for Nonfiction, and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award in Nonfiction. Her most recent book is Breathe: A Letter to My Sons (Beacon Press, 2019), which was a finalist for the 2020 Chautauqua Prize and a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Excellence in Nonfiction.

Perry is a scholar of law, literary and cultural studies and an author of creative nonfiction. She earned her Ph.D. in American studies from Harvard University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an L.L.M. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Yale College in literature and American studies. Her writing and scholarship focus primarily on the history of Black thought, art and imagination crafted in response to, and resistance against, the social, political and legal realities of domination in the West. She seeks to understand the processes of retrenchment after moments of social progress, and how freedom dreams are nevertheless sustained. Her book Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation (Duke University Press 2018) is a work of critical theory that contends with the formation of modern patriarchy at the dawn of capitalism, the transatlantic slave trade and the age of conquest, and traces it through to the contemporary hypermedia neoliberal age. Her book More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States (NYU Press, 2011) is an examination of contemporary practices of racial inequality that are sustained and extended through a broad matrix of cultural habits despite formal declarations of racial equality.

Perry’s forthcoming book under contract with ECCO Press is a narrative journey through the South, arguing that it is the nation’s heartland for better and worse. Future planned projects include an examination of African American theories of law and justice, and a meditation on the color blue in Black life.

ANTHONY ABRAHAM JACK ’07 received his B.A. in women’s and gender studies and religion cum laude from Amherst College and an A.M. and Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University. He is an assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He holds the Shutzer assistant professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. His scholarship appears in the Common Reader, Du Bois Review, Sociological Forum and Sociology of Education and has earned awards from the American Educational Studies Association, American Sociological Association, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Eastern Sociological Society, and Society for the Study of Social Problems. Tony has held fellowships from the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation and was a National Academy of Education / Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow. The National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan named him an Emerging Diversity Scholar. In 2020, Muhlenberg College awarded him an honorary doctorate for his work in transforming higher education.

The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Nation, American Conservative Magazine, The National Review, The Washington Post, Vice, Vox, and NPR have featured his research and writing as well as biographical profiles of his experiences as a first-generation college student. His first book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, was awarded the 2020 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, the 2019 CEP Mildred Garcia Award for Exemplary Scholarship and the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize and was also named a finalist for the 2019 C. Wright Mills Award and an NPR Books Best Book of 2019.

Registration Required

Fri, Dec 4, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

The OHR Learning & Development Team 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.

How Hip Hop Became Hit Pop

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Held Via Zoom, Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.u

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2020-21 presents a lecture entitled "How Hip Hop Became Hit Pop" presented by Amy Coddington, Assistant Professor of Music. This lecture will be held via Zoom (see link below). Faculty Colloquium events are sponsored by a group of faculty colleagues who meet informally with the purpose of supporting and promoting the College’s commitment to faculty research. The event is open to the Amherst College Community. For more information about the Faculty Colloquium Series please visit this link https://www.amherst.edu/mm/597044

LINK TO THE ZOOM MEETING:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/95865909384?pwd=WlhhTVhCZ0FDWXJxWU1Bd3V...

Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

The OHR Learning & Development Team 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.

Tue, Dec 8, 2020

Workday Training - Purchasing

Learn how to purchase goods and services using Workday. Shared Services is offering five classes between December 2nd and December 18th. View the full schedule on amherst.edu/go/big

Fri, Dec 11, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

The OHR Learning & Development Team 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.

Ayurvedic Tools for a Thriving Winter

Winter can feel intimidating to many of us, but there are ways to approach it with ease. Ayurveda--an ancient system of health and wellness from South Asia--provides us with a helpful perspective on seasonal changes, with tools that are easily applicable and relevant to modern life. Learn simple ways to stay physically and mentally healthy through the long, cold months of winter.

Workday Training - Purchasing

Learn how to purchase goods and services using Workday. Shared Services is offering five classes between December 2nd and December 18th. View the full schedule on amherst.edu/go/big

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

The OHR Learning & Development Team 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.

Tue, Dec 15, 2020

Workday Training - Purchasing

Learn how to purchase goods and services using Workday. Shared Services is offering five classes between December 2nd and December 18th. View the full schedule on amherst.edu/go/big

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Embracing You: The Power of Acceptance

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
We can often be the most critical of ourselves, which can impact our mental and even physical health in the long run. Accepting ourselves, others and situations encourages a healthy heart and mindset. Discover how to embrace you as you, and the value of acceptance in daily living.

Preventing burnout during this challenging time

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to a webinar presented by Care.com. Executive Coach Lisa Abramson will teach you how to develop a more resilient mindset through five key strategies. She’ll share actionable strategies you can start using immediately to avoid burnout, “reset” and better cope with the stress of the holidays in the time of COVID-19. In this session, we’ll actively practice proven stress management techniques to help you re-center, refocus, and be more productive.

Embracing You: The Power of Acceptance

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
We can often be the most critical of ourselves, which can impact our mental and even physical health in the long run. Accepting ourselves, others and situations encourages a healthy heart and mindset. Discover how to embrace you as you, and the value of acceptance in daily living.

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

The OHR Learning & Development Team 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.

Workday Training - Purchasing

Learn how to purchase goods and services using Workday. Shared Services is offering five classes between December 2nd and December 18th. View the full schedule on amherst.edu/go/big

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!

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!

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!