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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Weekly Writing Group

Trying to carve out time to write, away from distractions and in a comfortable space? The Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites faculty and staff to participate in an informal writing group every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the CHI during the fall semester. The Dean of the Faculty is sponsoring all drinks for writers gathered at CHI on Wednesday mornings, available from Frost Café. Just mention that you are part of the faculty/staff writing group.

Yom Kippur Morning Services

Join Amherst's Jewish community for campus-style Yom Kippur services led by Jewish Advisor Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer and Rabbi Tracy Nathan. Open to the entire campus community dressed as they are.
Feel free to arrive late or leave early.


Release is an open forum for Amherst community members to talk about race, ethnicity, cultural identity, and current events impacting us at Amherst and beyond. Conversations center the experiences and voices of people of color.

Students Only

Yom Kippur Afternoon and Concluding Services

As the 25 hour fast day comes to a conclusion, read Jonah and experience the beautiful Neilah concluding service.
Join Amherst's Jewish community for campus-style Yom Kippur Afternoon and Neilah (concluding) services led by Jewish Advisor Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer and Rabbi Tracy Nathan. Open to the entire campus community dressed as they are. Feel free to arrive late or leave early.
Services conclude at 7:10 p.m. with the final blowing of the Shofar followed by a Break-Fast in Lewis-Sebring.

QTPOC Dinner and Affinity Space Poster

QTPOC Affinity Space and Dinner

The Amherst College Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Space centers students from Amherst College and within the Five Colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. Presented by the QRC and MRC.
Staff and faculty who identify with the QTPOC community are welcome to attend!
Dinner will be served on: 09/25*, 10/23*, 11/20* (in the QRC)
Just discussion will be hosted on: 10/09, 11/06, 12/04 (in the MRC)

Reading and Open Mic: Ross Gay, featuring The Tenderness Project

“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us,” said Tracy K. Smith, describing Gay’s recent collection of essays, The Book of Delights. Gay is also the author of three books of poetry, including Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem and the Guggenheim Foundation and teaches at Indiana University. He is the co-founder of The Tenderness Project, an online archive of radical empathy.

Yom Kippur Break-Fast

Everyone is invited to join us as we conclude our fast with a traditional Break-Fast meal (bagels, lox, and more). Please join us even if you are not at our Concluding Services.

Ongoing Events

“Do Things to Images”: An Exhibition by Odette England

Do Things to Images presents for the first time a selection of photographs from 2014 to 2019 by the artist Odette England. It includes images from her newest series Love Notes.

England’s parents’ former dairy farm, and the archive of snapshots her family made there, serve as raw material for England’s practice. Many of her photographs are unique pieces. By mixing preciousness with low-fi, unrepeatable processes, England highlights the infidelity of memory.

This exhibition includes prints from negatives that England buried and then dug up, and hand-torn paper prints. It features pages ripped from family photo albums, and vintage snapshots that have been hole-punched, among other works. Her need to cut, crop, sand, fold and otherwise manipulate photographs is in contrast to the French meaning of her name, Odette, “Lover of Home.”

Join Odette England for a lecture and the opening of her exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather.