We have had a wonderful turnout and participation this spring for our caregiver sessions. A good deal of time was spent discussing the demands of caregiving and working during the pandemic. Please join us for our next session where we will be looking back to pre-Covid days and looking ahead to post-Covid days to discuss what has worked for you in the workplace as a working caregiver. These sessions are an opportunity to connect with other caregivers, share strategies, and find community with others who are similarly situated.
Faciliated by Jodi Foley and Laurie Frankl. All are welcome.
Starting during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and continuing through the end of the semester, outdoor Sexual Respect Education Office Hours will be occurring weekly on Val Quad from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Stop by to meet with Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, to access Health Education resources, ask questions about topics related to sexual respect, and find out how to get involved throughout SAAMherst! Questions or to connect directly, email email@example.com. Stay connected on Instagram by following @ac_healthandwellbeing and @amherst_pa
The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2020-21 presents a lecture titled "Manifest Disablement: Disability, Colonialism, and Sexuality in the American Frontier" by Sony Coráñez Bolton, assistant professor of Spanish. This lecture will be held via Zoom (see link below).
Faculty Colloquium events are sponsored by a group of faculty colleagues who meet informally with the purpose of supporting and promoting the College’s commitment to faculty research. The event is open to the Amherst College Community. For more information about the Faculty Colloquium Series, please visit https://www.amherst.edu/mm/597044.
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Join us to learn more about Dartmouth's Engineering Dual Degree program with Amherst. Speak with Jenna Wheeler from Dartmouth, Professor William Loinaz from Amherst, and current Amherst Dual
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DIS welcomes you to an information session to learn more about studying abroad with DIS! The first half hour will be an information presentation and the second half will be a panel with a faculty member, current student, and alumni. *Amherst only approves DIS Copenhagen, students need to petition DIS Stockholm.
The Amherst College Department of Music presents Choral Society: Past and Present, a streamed collection of new student choral compositions and highlights of past concerts on the Music Department Events Livestream page.
In light of the pandemic, the Choral Society is taking on the challenge of recreating and reclaiming our art. Students on campus and off campus have worked together in small groups to write music and create videos that showcase their virtual collaborations. We will also play never-before-seen highlights from the 2019 tour to the Baltics, as well as selections from past concerts. Students will reflect and share memories.
For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the web:
The Department of Health Education and SHES present a new workshop series on health equity! Co-sponsored with Your Embodied Sexuality (YES!), we will offer monthly workshops that expand our understandings of health and provide skills for navigating healthcare and the systems of oppression that shape it. Workshop topics will include self-managed abortion care, medical fatphobia, medical racism, misogyny in healthcare, birth control information and how to perform your own breast and pelvic exams, gender affirming healthcare, medical ableism, death positivity and planning, and more. (Registration required: sign up link will be available on the Daily Mammoth during the week leading up to each workshop.) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
February 20 at 3pm EST: Building Abortion Knowledge for Self and Community Care
Facilitated by Women’s Medical Fund’s Seneca Joyner and Brittany Chung
Come join the folks at the Women’s Medical Fund and YES! for a skill-building workshop on abortion care! The interactive workshop will offer helpful information on how to care for yourself and others before, during, and after an abortion. We will be working together to expand our understanding of the differences between various abortion methods and sharing knowledge in order to better equip ourselves and our loved ones. We’ll be looking at accessing and experiencing abortion care as whole people who are part of vital, complex communities. The workshop will be a liberation-focused space and an opportunity to discuss the realities of abortion openly and honestly.
March 20 at 3pm EST: Don’t Tell Me to Lose Weight: Navigating and Challenging Medical Fatphobia
Facilitated by Isy Abraham-Raveson
The so-called “obesity crisis” is a fatphobic myth that constructs fatness as a disease that needs to be eliminated for the good of society. In fact, fatness is not correlated to disease, and dieting to lose weight isn’t sustainable and can lead to major health problems. On top of that, this misinformation, along with discrimination and shame, prevents people in large bodies from accessing the healthcare they need. In this workshop we will challenge commonplace myths about fatness and health and develop self-advocacy strategies to use when faced with fatphobia in healthcare settings.
April 17 at 3pm EST: Subverting the Master’s Tools: Effective Strategies for Navigating Racism in Medical Care
Facilitated by Michelle Munyikwa
In this workshop, we will review the concept of medical racism and discuss its implications for folks seeking care in the medical system. After a brief review of the history and politics of racism in American healthcare, we will move on to more applicable concepts. Drawing on the experiences of the presenter and advice from local activist groups, we will discuss concrete strategies for engaging in self-advocacy and advocacy for loved ones navigating a complex, racist system.
May 15 at 3pm EST: Fertile Wounds: An Exploration of Misogyny in Medicine
more information TBD
Have you read the latest issue of Campus Well, our online wellbeing magazine? New articles are added weekly. Find the latest issue here: http://amherst.campuswell.com
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Find out which foods to eat (and which foods to go easy on) to help reduce levels of stress hormones.
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