Event Calendar

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Care.com Webinar: How to Raise Kids to be Actively Anti-Racist

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, award-winning author, educator, and activist, will offer guidance on how to have constructive, age-appropriate discussions with children about race and racism. Whether you’re a parent who wants to advance your family’s journey of anti-racisim activism, or someone looking to foster racial justice, you’ll leave this conversation with the knowledge and tools to educate children to be empowered, active allies in the ongoing fight against systemic racism in America.

Workplace Wellness - Full Body Tune Up

There’s a common saying in the movement world: “move it or lose it.” Yet modern life does not provide most of us with the quantity and variety of movement our bodies need to stay healthy and resilient. This workshop will teach you simple ways to fill in your movement “gaps” throughout your work day, focusing on joint mobility and common areas of discomfort. Think of it as a maintenance tune-up for your most important vehicle, your body!

Amherst Tuning In

Join Amherst Tuning In, Tuesday, August 25, at 5:30 p.m. EST, where we will be chatting with some Amherst alums about their first time voting. We'll ask them about the soundtrack they'd choose for their experiences, and talk about music that celebrates the power of the voice.

See you there!

Please join using this zoom link:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/93535903114

Next week, on Tuesday, September 1, the theme is "Music theses as political statements". We'll hear from past and current music thesis writers.

Ongoing Events

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."