Event Calendar

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Ongoing Events

Redefining Health: Building Skills for Radical Healthcare Workshop Series

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 she@amherst.edu 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

Registration Required

Sexual Respect Office Hours

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 Tent #4 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 lakelly@amherst.edu. Stay connected on Instagram by following @ac_healthandwellbeing and @amherst_pa

Sexual Respect Office Hours

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 Tent #4 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 lakelly@amherst.edu. Stay connected on Instagram by following @ac_healthandwellbeing and @amherst_pa

Public Works: Academics in the Arena in the Trump Era and Beyond

The Amherst College Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, The Amherst College Press and The Conversation are co-sponsoring this event. It will explore and assess the work of academics who responded to the Trump years by writing commentary and opinion pieces for public audiences. The conference will examine the motives that led scholars to take on this role in their work, reflect on the work they have done as well as discuss what they might do in the near future. We will also consider the lessons learned about writing for a public audience and the place of the public intellectual in today's academy.

Presenters:
Austin Sarat, Moderator & Presenter, Professor of Political Science and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought at Amherst College
Stephen Vladeck, Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law
Elizabeth Cobbs, Chair in American History at Texas A&M University
Bernadette Meylar, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Intellectual Life at Stanford University
Corey Brettschneider, Professor of Political Science at Brown University
Julian Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University
Sarah Binder, Professor of Political Science at the George Washington University
Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University
Eliot Borenstein, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University
Nadia Brown, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Purdue University

Jill Lawrence, USA TODAY – Commentator
Beth Daly, The Conversation – Commentator

Registration Required

Project 2020

until Apr 24 Merrill Courtyard

Project 2020 is a collaborative art installation project by six current Amherst students. The Project 2020 Team has reimagined the discarded Merrill Courtyard as our canvas for interactive projection and light sculptures. The art installation surrounds the theme of quarantine and isolation. All the projections will be interactive, responding to the viewer’s movement. Sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cafad28a6f8c16-project

Registration Required