Trying to carve out time to write, away from distractions and in a comfortable space? The Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites faculty and staff to participate in an informal writing group every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the CHI during the fall semester. The Dean of the Faculty is sponsoring all drinks for writers gathered at CHI on Wednesday mornings, available from Frost Café. Just mention that you are part of the faculty/staff writing group.
Join us as we celebrate Indigenous People’s Day! Indigenous People’s Day reimagines Columbus Day to recognize the oppression of Native people on this land, honor their position in American history and celebrate indigenous resistance. Stop by our table in Keefe Atrium to learn more about this day and help yourself to some cupcakes!
Release is an open forum for Amherst community members to talk about race, ethnicity, cultural identity, and current events impacting us at Amherst and beyond. Conversations center the experiences and voices of people of color.
In 1929, the Victor Talking Machine Co. of Japan released a record featuring “Tokyo March,” which ultimately became one of the very first “hit” songs produced by the Japanese pop music industry. Almost 20 years later, in 1947, Columbia Records Japan released “Tokyo Boogie-Woogie,” which is recalled to this day as a song that emblematized Japan’s transformation under the Allied Occupation. Between the release of these two songs, Japan, and the world, experienced two turbulent decades that witnessed the emergence of mass consumer societies as well as a World War. This talk highlights how paying attention to these songs and, more generally, the sounds that went into the ears of Tokyoites as they walked about their streets reveals both surprising and enduring dynamics within the politics of culture in modern Japan.
Presented by guest speaker Hiromu Nagahara, associate professor of history at MIT
Free and open to the public
Join President Biddy Martin and the Amherst College Stonewall Committee. All members of the Amherst College community are invited to come together at the President’s House to kick off a year of programming with the Amherst College Stonewall Committee. Celebrate with food, conversation and community at this inaugural event!
The Stonewall Committee (SWC) is a college-wide group of staff, faculty and students dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion (Stonewall). Stonewall is seen by many as the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ Rights Movement.
The SWC hosts and co-sponsors a range of events, conversations, and learning opportunities for the campus community to investigate and engage with the legacy of Stonewall in the United States and around the world.
The Stonewall at 50 Soiree is hosted by the Office of the President and the Stonewall Committee. Questions? Accessibility concerns? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-542-5443.
RSVP by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 11, at bit.ly/swcsoiree or by using the link below.