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Friday, April 2, 2021

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Brenna Werme. Set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Dark Green box on a light green backgrounds surrounded by leaves.  Text reads  Pick up a new plant to care for for the remainder of the semester. First 150 students receive a plant to care for.

Plant Care/Self Care

Are you ready to plant? Join Health Education, the RCT and Book and Plow Farm to do some Plant Care/Self Care. We will have a collection of plants and succulents from the Hadley Garden Center (our local worker owned garden center), pick a plant, get a pot and plant your own. QR codes provided to link to information on how caring for a plant can help you care for yourself. Plants for the first 200 students.

EVERYbody Project

The EVERYbody Project: a virtual workshop series focused on body image

This two-part virtual workshop series is focused on body image for everyone and is aimed at helping people to challenge and resist the deep-rooted societal messages we receive about appearance, attractiveness and beauty, our bodies, and weight. This is an inclusive body image program that recognizes that eating and body image concerns affect everyone, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability status, and size. We hope that you will join us for this exciting series that is open to EveryBody! (The EVERYbody Project was created by Anna Ciao, PhD, and the Eating and Body Image Research Lab at Western Washington University)
Led by: Wenzhen Zhu, Ph.D., and Ashley Netanel, M.Ed., for everyone.
Email to register. Registration closes on March 25. Please note that this will be limited to 5-8 students. Participants must attend both sessions on Fridays, March 26 and April 2, 3pm-5pm.

Registration Required
Scotty Hardwig performance

Artist Talk with Scotty Hardwig

The Department of Theater and Dance is excited to host an artist talk with Scotty Hardwig! He is an experimental movement artist, performer and teacher originally from southwest Virginia. His research practice stems from the confluence of sensory media and the moving body, creating movement-based artwork through live performance, installation/site-specific, and cinematic frames. He received his MFA in Dance from the University of Utah, and has served on the faculty at the University of Utah and Middlebury College, and is currently an assistant professor in movement, performance and integrated media at Virginia Tech, where he is experimenting and creating choreographic and cinematic works at the intersection of technology and the body.

Please register in advance for the Zoom link. This event is sponsored by the Amherst College Eastman Lecture Fund.

Registration Required

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 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

Campus Well: The online health and wellbeing magazine

Have you read the latest issue of Campus Well, our online wellbeing magazine? New articles are added weekly. Find the latest issue here:
Why should you click the link?
Learn to mix up your exercise routine with a fun barre-style workout.
Learn how to stay grounded in stressful moments with a 5-minute meditation practice.
Find out which foods to eat (and which foods to go easy on) to help reduce levels of stress hormones.
Try a tried-and-true reading strategy to help retain the information you just read.
Learn to set healthy boundaries in intimate relationships begins with asserting yourself and your needs in everyday life.

Fear Less--four weeks for better understanding anxious thoughts

Sign-ups open for Fear Less: Anxious Thoughts Workshop

Join the staff of the Counseling Center in this four-week program which takes a careful look at where anxious thoughts and anxiety come from, how anxiety effects our day to day lives, and what we can do to help reduce and resolve our anxiety.

The series is open to all current students and will run remotely beginning Thursday, April 8, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Psychology of Trauma Video Series

Peer Advocates Psychology of Trauma Video Series

Check out and follow the Peer Advocates Instagram (@amherst_pa) and Facebook (@peeradvocatesamherstcollege) the week of March 29 for an online video series on the Psychology of Trauma, featuring five professors from the Psychology department! The video series will address physical and psychological reactions to trauma as well as treatment methods and healing from the perspective of different research areas in psychology (cognitive, social, developmental, and clinical). Follow us to learn more about the video series and our other upcoming events!