"Intergroup Dialogue: Pedagogy of Possibilities" is the theme for the 3rd Biennial Conference on Intergroup Dialogue. The conference is co-sponsored by UMass Amherst, as well as Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke Colleges. The mission of the 3rd Biennial Conference on Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) is to share knowledge, skills, stories and practices that illustrate how dialogue can be a catalyst for envisioning new possibilities for collaboration and solidarity across differences.
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College, widely known for her expertise on race relations, will join us alongside other invited guest speakers.
Please register for the conference at tinyurl.com/IGDconference2019
Celebrate the beauty of spring during Garden Days at the Emily Dickinson Museum!
As warmer temperatures arrive in Amherst, Emily’s garden begs to be tended. On June 7 and 8, join our 2018 Gardener-in-Residence Marta McDowell and a group of volunteers to aid in the cultivation and growth of the historic Dickinson family landscape. You do not need to be an expert gardener for this “all levels” program. Learn from volunteers who have tended the gardens in the past and become part of a new generation of caretakers for this precious piece of land.
From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, visitors to the Museum can tend the historic landscape, discuss nature poetry under the great white oak tree, learn about the ongoing archaeological work, and enjoy gatherings in the garden all weekend long. Those who wish to volunteer are asked to sign up in advance for either or both days by emailing EDMPrograms@EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org.
Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative
Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.