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Event Calendar

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wed, Apr 3, 2019

Get Yourself Tested

Come by our tables and sign up to get yourself tested for STIs!

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance, for a weekly informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Psychology Club

Join psychology club for an informal project meeting. All majors and class years welcome!

Event poster showing a blurry photo of a bridge and its reflection in a body of water

Film Screening of "Perpetual Journey"

Perpetual Journey is a documentary film by Douglas and Laurie Challenger about students and their teachers on the road to Santiago. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and trip leaders.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Eastman Fund and the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund.

Education Studies Initiative Presents Mari Castañeda and Joseph Krupczynski: “Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action”

Education Studies Initiative presents “Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action.”

Mari Castañeda, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joseph Krupczynski, Department of Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Students, faculty and community partners alike will find "Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities: Learning From Social Justice Partnerships in Action" accessible not only because it includes an array of examples regarding Latinx civic engagement, but also because it demonstrates that personal experiences are powerful tools for the production of new knowledge. This talk, and the book on which it is based, reveals an epistemology of social justice that aims to investigate and develop a new Latinx community-university praxis for how to engage with diverse communities in the 21st century.

Event flyer featuring a photo of a crowd marching in protest and a headshot of Elvira Sánchez-Blake

"Memory and Peace Building: Women’s Resistance in Latin America"

This presentation explores the aesthetic and expressive practices that women's groups have appropriated to build peace toward reconciliation in Latin America. Dr. Sánchez-Blake explores women’s resistance and political organizations from Argentina (Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo); Chile (Arpilleras); Central America (Las Dignas); and Chiapas, Mexico (FOMMA Theater troupe), along with an exploration aimed at better understanding of the role that women’s organizations have played in the recent Colombian peace process. She particularly discusses the role of Colombia’s Women’s Pacifist Route (Mujeres de la Ruta Pacífica) in raising awareness about women’s rights through art, testimonials, expressions and performances in order to transform victims of violence to agents of peace in their communities. She will conclude with cases of women's organizations having a key role in ending or stopping bloodshed on the battlefield. This presentation will address issues of historical memory, gender studies, artistic expressions and conflict resolution.

JM Holmes

Fiction Reading: JM Holmes '12

In JM Holmes’ debut collection, How Are You Going to Save Yourself, four friends, coming of age in postindustrial Rhode Island, struggle to liberate themselves from the legacies left to them as black men in America. Michael Schaub at NPR described the book as a “stunning accomplishment” and "a shockingly powerful debut collection from a writer whose talent seems almost limitless. [...] It's hard to overstate what an incredible writer Holmes is.” Holmes was born in Denver and raised in Rhode Island. His literary prizes include the Burnett Howe Prize for fiction at Amherst College, the Henfield Prize for literature and a Pushcart Prize.

The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by refreshments.

Ongoing Events

Bodies Week

Join the Student Health Educators for two weeks of events that focus on exploring your relationship with your body and celebrating what it does for you. See a full list of events on our Facebook!