Event Calendar

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Virtual: Wall Street 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. Log in to: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/933561165?pwd=OUxSd1BKVXhmOWYzYytlVW5vb...

Students Only
Wellness Zoom

Wellness Zoom

The Wellness Zoom provides an opportunity to gather at noon for a live zoom to engage in a different 15-minute wellness activity focused on reducing stress and improving wellbeing. You may join at https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/969215732. Open to students, staff and faculty. You are welcome to engage in conversation or chat or simply listen in.

Virtual Pop-up Series: Career Q+A with the Class of 2008: Tosin Onafowokan, Vudu Streaming Service

We know it’s a difficult time to be a student—the pandemic is disrupting all aspects of life, and the challenging economy is impacting job and internship experiences. We thought 2008 grads who graduated from Amherst during the Great Recession could relate. In this pop-up series your questions will take center stage. Join us as we:
--learn about the challenges 2008 grads faced in early career experiences
--explore how they’re navigating work during the pandemic
--and get industry-specific considerations for what’s ahead

Our second 2008 alum guest is Tosin Onafowokan, a Product Manager at Vudu who is responsible for their iOS and Android apps, Theater at Home initiative, and other exploratory technologies. Check out his alumni directory and LinkedIn profiles, and then let us know if you have any questions you'd like to ask him during our chat!

Students Only

QRC Netflix Watch Party

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm bit.ly/qrc-np20

Come join the QRC for a screening of Moonlight! Moonlight follows a queer, black man, Chiron, as he grows up and explores his identity. Originally written as a screenplay in 2003, it became a movie in 2016 and quickly rose to popularity, with critics describing it as a “historic achievement.” Just add the Netflix Watch Party extension and come have fun!

Ongoing Events

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2020 #SAAMherst

Virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Month #SAAMherst

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a month dedicated to promoting awareness and prevention of sexual violence. The Peer Advocates are gearing up for a virtual SAAM 2020 experience this year. Stay connected by following the PAs on Facebook (@peeradvocatesamherstcollege) and Instagram (@amherst_pa) and stay tuned for upcoming virtual opportunities all month long during April for #SAAMherst! Email peeradvocate@amherst.edu with any questions, keep an eye out for weekly updates, and see below for a preview of each week.

Week 1: Self-Care for #SAAMherst
Week 2: #IAsk
Week 3: Movement Makers
Week 4: PA Picks
May 1st: Virtual SAAM Vigil

Aerial view of Johnson Chapel and the surrounding Amherst College campus

Poetry in the Pandemic

In the time of uncertainty and anxiety, poetry brings us hope, inspiration and reflection. Have you been reading or writing poems in the pandemic? Do you want to share the lines you've read or written with the Amherst community? Please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/AqT9ofE76gL9edCp6 or email your response to Haoran Tong '23 at htong23@amherst.edu.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of Amherst College to participate! Help us lead a poetic life to overcome the difficult circumstances. We plan to compile all submissions into an anthology titled "Amherst Poetry in the Pandemic."

#SAAMherst presents PA Picks!

#SAAMherst: PA Picks

until Apr 29 Peer Advocates Instagram

For the final week of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the Peer Advocates are sharing various resources from pop culture (books/music/movies, etc.) relating to sexual respect and survivor support. Each day a new collection of PA Picks will be featured on our Instagram feed, so make sure to follow us (@amherst_pa) if you don’t already! Keep an eye out for more updates on #SAAMherst and email peeradvocate@amherst.edu with any questions.