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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Image shows a mammoth inside a dorm room. The mammoth, wearing a pair of headphones, is working on voter registration paperwork and is in the middle of a video call with other mammoths. The dorm room is furnished with a shelf with books and binders, a succulent, a lamp and scissors. Johnson Chapel is outside the window in the background.

Amherst Tuning In

Amherst Tuning In is a new weekly social Zoom series supporting Amherst's music community as it takes up the question of how music is related to political activism. We'll celebrate the 19th Amendment's 100th anniversary with music, and take stock of barriers that must still be overcome in order to enfranchise all the voices of our democracy.

The series features 60 minutes full of music, socializing, presentations and discussions about voting rights and ongoing challenges to voting access.

Join the first Amherst Tuning In at 5:30 p.m. EST beginning Tuesday, Aug. 18, moderated by Gil Wermeling '19, and featuring ACVote representative Virginia Ryan '22 and graduate assistant for the music department Theo Peierls '20E. Tune in and find out what makes this day in history so special.

We'll talk about voter turnout, registering to vote-- and how confusing that can be --and highlight the Amherst.turbovote.org tool. See you there!

Next up: Tuesday, Aug. 24: Stories from alums about “The first time I voted.”

Please join, using this zoom link:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/94075468472

Many thanks to Juno Son '19 for the mammoth artwork!

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."