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Event Calendar

May 2021

Sat, May 1, 2021

Choral Society: Senior Concert

The Amherst College Department of Music presents “Choral Society: Senior Concert.” Pre-recorded from Buckley with our on-campus choirs, the Choral Society performs on Saturday, May 1 at 7 PM on the Music Department Event Live Stream page.

Singing during the pandemic has been a challenge around the globe, but we at Amherst have been lucky to make music safely and in-person. The on-campus Amherst choirs share a variety of choral works including world premieres of Grey Grant's "Voice Chant II" and Brandon Waddles' "Come, Lord Jesus." We will also feature the on-campus and remote choir members on the world premiere of Colin Britt's "Unmute Yourself." We will close the concert with our traditional Senior Song. FREE, open to the public.

Mon, May 3, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Tue, May 4, 2021

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required
Cartoon of people seated in meditation

Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Wed, May 5, 2021

"The Confluence of Amherst, Art & Restorative Justice"

“There is a growing consensus that art can be a powerful tool in restorative justice processes. This is, in part, due to the therapeutic nature of art. Art, as an introspective and expressive endeavor, can encourage emotional processing and the kind of active and productive healing [toward which] restorative justice aims….” —from Art and Restorative Justice: Transformative Healing Through Expression

Join us for an evening of Amherst art as it intertwines around, with and through restorative justice. Music, dance, theater, spoken word, graphic design… all media of expression are welcomed!

Registration Required

RCT Affinity Spaces: Trans Affinity Space

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered on a rotating basis starting Wednesday 5/5. Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Trans Affinity Space: 5/5
Women of Color: 5/5
Nonbinary Affinity Space: 5/12
Queer & Trans People of Color: 5/12
Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

RCT Affinity Spaces: Women of Color

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered via Zoom (link below). Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Trans Affinity Space: 5/5
Women of Color: 5/5
Nonbinary Affinity Space: 5/12
Queer & Trans People of Color: 5/12
Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

Thu, May 6, 2021

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required
The living room of the Bailey Brown House. A painting of a village in Italy hangs above a dark grey couch. An open door leads to an outdoor patio space.

"Inside the Bailey Brown House"

5:00 pm Virtual

Join the Arts at Amherst Initiative for our final event of the semester! Arts Coordinator Ellen Mutter '18 will unveil the new virtual tour of the Bailey Brown House, which features new works by several local artists. In the second half of the event, Ellen will be joined by Professor of Art and the History of Art Dwight Carey for a conversation about preliminary research into the history of the home.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the arts coordinator for the AAI, Ellen Mutter, at arts@amherst.edu.

Registration Required

TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group

TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group is facilitated by Isabella Gitana of Survivor Arts Collective and is open to all (a)gender survivors of sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. Drop-in sessions will occur on Thursdays, April 29, May 6, May 13, and May 20 from 5-7 PM EDT on Zoom Meeting ID 890 1884 3066 | Passcode 836991. Come to one or all!

We are creating a safer space to share our stories as survivors with survivors. You are supported to explore your experiences relating to sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. You'll write or create art in response to prompts that will get your story flowing. We will share our stories together each week with positive feedback. This is not an art or writing class. Our focus is not on skill, rather the act of telling our story.

Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, at lakelly@amherst.edu. Sponsored by the Department of Health Education.

Fri, May 7, 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.

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 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Stop 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

Crochet & Connect at Book & Plow

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Book & Plow Farm

Join the Wellness Team and the staff of Book & Plow for a chance to learn to crochet and connect with Amherst community members at the scenic Book & Plow Farm. Participants will be provided with their choice of yarn, a crochet hook and a linen bag, and can keep all supplies. Sign up here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0mVwyjunkktM_NpdVDwrCIzoLyRQl...

Students Only
Registration Required
blue and white shapes with color pencils and yarn with event details around it

Self Care Fair

Join Health Education, the Multicultural Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, and Women's & Gender Center for a Self Care Fair on Val Quad (rain location: Ford Hall Event Space). Unwind and build some skills with giveaways and resources around journaling, aromatherapy, embroidery, and more! Follow @ac_healthandwellbeing, @mrcamherst, @amherstqrc, and @amherstwgc for some virtual resources! Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact healthed@amherst.edu.

This I Believe: Conversations on How Experience Shapes Beliefs

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Book and Plow Farm

Come hear students share how their life experience has helped inform one belief they hold. After opening shares, participants will be invited into small and large group conversations on this topic. RSVP at link below to secure spot and boba tea. Open to all on-campus students, faculty, and staff.

We will either gather at the Book & Plow Farm (likely) OR Johnson Chapel in case of inclement weather. Location will be confirmed via email by 1pm May 7. Hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life. With questions: hblum@amherst.edu.

Registration Required
The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble on the Buckley Recital Hall stage

Jazz Combo and Amherst College Jazz Ensemble McBride Concert

7:00 pm Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center

Members of the Jazz Performance Program at Amherst College, which includes two jazz combos and the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble (ACJE), perform. Jazz combos Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake perform starting at 7 p.m., followed by the Jazz Ensemble at 8:30 p.m. Both performances will be livestreamed through the Amherst College music department website and are FREE and open to the public. 

All three groups perform a wide array of jazz compositions and arrangements from composers such as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Stevie Wonder and the 2021 McBride ’59 Jazz Commission Series composer, Jen Allen. The ACJE premieres her new composition “On the Precipice.”

10-Minute (Zoom) Play Festival!

Come join the Green Room for a rollicking night of short plays, all created by Amherst students specifically for the Zoom format! Featuring plays by Grace Walker '24, Julian Schauffler '23, Leah Folpe '23, Emma Ratshin '22E, Matt Vitelli '24, Bianca Sass '23, Luke Herzog '24 and Caroline Seitz '22.

Sat, May 8, 2021

The African and Caribbean Students' Union presents our annual Wave Your Flag showcase. Pictured are are a group of dancers in colorful Dashikis in a dance formation

African and Caribbean Student's Union Wave Your Flag

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Stage In Front of the Science Center

The African and Caribbean Students' Union presents our annual Wave Your Flag showcase. Come out to enjoy amazing performances by members of ACSU as well as amazing ACSU Dance Performances! There will be free food, great music and VIBES! Come out and enjoy!

"Continuous Replay" screenshot: five images of five dancers, each holding their hands to the sides of their head and their elbows out to the sides

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company's "Continuous Replay: Come Together"

Join the Amherst College Theater & Dance Department for a Zoom performance of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Continuous Replay: Come Together.

Amidst the isolation and racial uprisings in the early summer of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic continued its spread, 44 current and former members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company came together (while being apart) to create something as a community in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. At the center of this virtual presentation was a recreation of Arnie Zane‘s iconic work Continuous Replay. In 1991, three years after Arnie’s passing at the height of the AIDS pandemic, Bill T. Jones made Arnie’s choreography into a full company work. Continuous Replay has connected generations of company members and was, for most of them, the only way to know Arnie. Now, students from both Amherst College and Mount Holyoke College join in this legacy as they embody this seminal work in its reimagined digital rendition, Continuous Replay: Come Together, with original sound score created by Jake Meginsky and digital design and technical direction by Scotty Hardwig and Raul Mendoza.

This performance event will promote and benefit three local and remarkable Black-women-led initiatives: Sonya Clark’s The Solidarity Book Project, Shakia Barron’s Black Beauty Dance, and Shakia Barron and Jamila Umi Jackson’s Black Women’s Leadership Initiative. The evening will begin with a conversation between Jenna Riegel (repetiteur of Continuous Replay: Come Together) and Sonya Clark, Shakia Barron and Jamila Umi Jackson. The event will culminate with the Amherst College Theater and Dance Repertory class’ performance of Continuous Replay: Come Together, with a talk-back with the performing artists to follow. This event is open to all.

Registration Required

10-Minute (Zoom) Play Festival!

Come join the Green Room for a rollicking night of short plays, all created by Amherst students specifically for the Zoom format! Featuring plays by Grace Walker '24, Julian Schauffler '23, Leah Folpe '23, Emma Ratshin '22E, Matt Vitelli '24, Bianca Sass '23, Luke Herzog '24 and Caroline Seitz '22.

Sun, May 9, 2021

ASO Outside: "The King of Ragtime: A Scott Joplin Celebration"

The Amherst College Department of Music and Office of Student Activities celebrate Mother's Day by proudly presenting The King of Ragtime: A Scott Joplin Celebration. The event will be presented on the Student Activities Outdoor Stage just west of the Science Center on campus, but please note that only Amherst College students and faculty/staff approved to be on campus are allowed to attend in person.

Over 50 members of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra perform transcriptions of 18 iconic rags, in groups ranging from solo instrumentalists, string trios, quartets and quintets. The orchestra's Scott Joplin celebration is part of its Black Music Matters semester-long survey of the works of Black composers.

The event will be livestreamed on the Amherst Symphony Orchestra page at
https://www.facebook.com/amherstsymphonyorchestra.

Conductor Gil Rose of BMOP, wielding a baton

M@A: POSTPONED A Virtual Season Presents Boston Modern Orchestra Project

In 1996, Gil Rose set out to restore a widening disconnect between contemporary audiences and contemporary music. Today, the Grammy award-winning Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) remains dedicated to its mission and is the leading orchestra for commissioning, performing and recording modern orchestral music.

Program:
Scott Wheeler: "Pocket Concerto"
Martin Brody: "Prince of Cats" – World Premiere
Martin Brody: "The Trick of Singularity" – World Premiere
Eric Sawyer: "Ways of Being" – World Premiere
Lewis Spratlan: "Chamber Symphony" – World Premiere

10-Minute (Zoom) Play Festival!

Come join the Green Room for a rollicking night of short plays, all created by Amherst students specifically for the Zoom format! Featuring plays by Grace Walker '24, Julian Schauffler '23, Leah Folpe '23, Emma Ratshin '22E, Matt Vitelli '24, Bianca Sass '23, Luke Herzog '24 and Caroline Seitz '22.

Mon, May 10, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Jazz Combo Hyakutake in Concert

Jazz Combo Hyakutake will present their final concert of the year TONIGHT at 8 p.m. in Arms Music Center Room 7. The performance will feature music by Jen Allen, Neil Hefti, Chick Corea and Stevie Wonder.

The concert will be presented on Zoom:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/91610485236?pwd=Qmxma1MwNmF6em1QOWJSS1V...
Meeting ID: 916 1048 5236
Passcode: 305442

Tue, May 11, 2021

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

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required
Cartoon of people seated in meditation

Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Wed, May 12, 2021

Stearns Steeple in front of the Mead Art Museum. Trees are full of rich fall colors.

Acquisitions Proposals for the Mead: Student Presentations from Professor Odo’s Spring Course "WWII and Japanese Americans"

Join Mead staff and students as we consider art acquisition proposals from students in Professor Odo’s course "WWII and Japanese Americans." The presenters have been researching artists Toyo Miyakate, Roger Shimomura, Kristine Aono and Lynne Yamamoto and their work, as it reflects Japanese American experience during and since WWII and whose inclusion into the Mead collection would advance the curriculum and speak to silences within the museum’s collection of American art.

Registration Required

RCT Affinity Spaces: Nonbinary Affinity Space

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered via Zoom (link below). Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Trans Affinity Space: 5/5
Women of Color: 5/5
Nonbinary Affinity Space: 5/12
Queer & Trans People of Color: 5/12
Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

RCT Affinity Spaces: Queer and Trans People of Color

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered via Zoom (link below). Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Trans Affinity Space: 5/5
Women of Color: 5/5
Nonbinary Affinity Space: 5/12
Queer & Trans People of Color: 5/12
Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

Jazz Combo Hale-Bopp in Concert

Jazz Combo Hale-Bopp will present a concert. They will perform music of Camuel Hart '23, Cameron Chandler '20, McCoy Tyner and Takuya Kuroda.

This will be a Zoom event: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/97704834884?pwd=L0JkdlhsVUttaUk4dFlWN0d...
Meeting ID: 977 0483 4884
Passcode: 533802

Thu, May 13, 2021

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required

TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group

TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group is facilitated by Isabella Gitana of Survivor Arts Collective and is open to all (a)gender survivors of sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. Drop-in sessions will occur on Thursdays, April 29, May 6, May 13, and May 20 from 5-7 PM EDT on Zoom Meeting ID 890 1884 3066 | Passcode 836991. Come to one or all!

We are creating a safer space to share our stories as survivors with survivors. You are supported to explore your experiences relating to sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. You'll write or create art in response to prompts that will get your story flowing. We will share our stories together each week with positive feedback. This is not an art or writing class. Our focus is not on skill, rather the act of telling our story.

Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, at lakelly@amherst.edu. Sponsored by the Department of Health Education.

Fri, May 14, 2021

Photo of a man leaning back in the driver's seat in a theater set designed to look like a car

"I Met God (and the Devil) in an Uber" by Daniel Rendon '21

The Department of Theater and Dance presents I Met God (and the Devil) in an Uber, an original drama by Daniel Rendon '21. How much pain and suffering can we take as human beings before we reach the end of the line? What is the price of being good? What is the price of being bad? In Daniel Rendon’s new play, Santiago, a down-on-his-luck Uber driver, is pushed to find the answers, but will he?

I Met God (and the Devil) in an Uber will be released for streaming on May 14, 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.

Book and Plow, Student Activities, and Arts at Amherst Present: Natural Tie Dye Workshops. Available to both in person and remote Amherst students. Remote participants will be sent their naturally dyed t-shirt after the workshop.  Spaces are limited. This is a slow process, sign up only if you can commit to the entire length of the workshop. Please come ready to get a little messy! May 14th, 2021 - 4:30 - 6 PM  at Book & Plow Farm. Pink & Purple (Madder & Logwood). Link to sign up in our linktree

Natural Tie Dye Workshop

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Book and Plow Farm

Book & Plow is partnering with Student Activities and Arts at Amherst to expand our natural dye workshops this year. We’ll be hosting natural dye workshops once a month till October. Available to both in person and remote Amherst students. Spaces are limited. Remote participants will be sent their naturally dyed t-shirt after the workshop.

This is a slow process, so please sign up only if you can commit to the entire length of the workshop. Please come ready to get a little messy!

Students Only
Registration Required

Sun, May 16, 2021

ASO Concert : "Black Music Matters"

The Amherst College Department of Music presents "Black Music Matters Marathon," a virtual performance by members of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra showcasing a multitude of unjustly neglected masterpieces by Black composers for the concert hall.

Fifty-five Amherst College classical musicians will perform numerous solo works as well as works for string quartet, woodwind and brass quintet. Composers featured include Scott Joplin, William Grant Still, Florence Price, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, George Walker, Margaret Bonds, Nathaniel Dett, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Harry T. Burleigh, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Valerie Coleman, Frederick Tillis, Clarence Cameron White and many others. FREE. View on the livestream.

Mon, May 17, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Tue, May 18, 2021

Somatice Respiratory Integration

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellbeing with Brenna Werme.

"Somatice Respiratory Integration is designed to educate about the body's rhythms and inner wisdom through focused attention, gentle breath, movement and touch." Donny Epstein

In this workshop we will use breath, movement and touch to explore the first three exercises in order to help reconnect the brain to our body awareness and it's experience of vibration, structure and energy.

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required
Cartoon of people seated in meditation

Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Wed, May 19, 2021

Overcoming Loneliness

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

At some point in life, most people will feel emotionally or physically disconnected from others. Learn how to recognize this normal reaction, address feelings of loneliness and rebuild connections.

Overcoming Loneliness

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

At some point in life, most people will feel emotionally or physically disconnected from others. Learn how to recognize this normal reaction, address feelings of loneliness and rebuild connections.

RCT Affinity Spaces: Trans Affinity Space

Open to current students and alumni in the five colleges, this space centers all folks of trans experience, including those who explicitly identify as transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, and/or at some distance from the gender they were assigned at birth and/or who are exploring their gender identity. This space is coordinator and supported by both the QRC and WGC.

Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu or wgc@amherst.edu

RCT Affinity Spaces: Ace/Aro/Gray Space

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered via Zoom (link below). Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

Event poster featuring an illustration of a black door coming unhinged while ribbons of color blast out from behind it

"Solo Performance": An Evening of Original Student Works

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance presents Solo Performance, a Zoom event featuring original works created by students in course THDA 355, taught by Professor Wendy Woodson.

Alistair Edwards '22 presents Deadline, an introspective journey through the mind of an average college student. What starts as a simple request for an extension descends into a deep look at one's insecurities, flaws and resolve for self-improvement.

Charmolypi’ by Nick Govus '22 is a story-driven autobiographical work exploring the questions of childhood and adulthood, love and loss, good and evil, fear and joy. It is an exploration into what it means to be human in a world filled with chaos, a question as much as it is an answer.

No Door is an electric poem made by Rebecca Schrader '21 in collaboration with Elizabeth Green and Isabela Haye. The work features entirely original audiovisual material which happens in a place where one plus one is not two, where there is no such thing as "being awake," and pleasure is no different than pain.

Open to all. Please register in advance for Zoom link.

Registration Required

RCT Affinity Spaces: Bi, Pan and Joy

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered via Zoom (link below). Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

Thu, May 20, 2021

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
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Students Only
Registration Required

TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group

TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group is facilitated by Isabella Gitana of Survivor Arts Collective and is open to all (a)gender survivors of sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. Drop-in sessions will occur on Thursdays, April 29, May 6, May 13, and May 20 from 5-7 PM EDT on Zoom Meeting ID 890 1884 3066 | Passcode 836991. Come to one or all!

We are creating a safer space to share our stories as survivors with survivors. You are supported to explore your experiences relating to sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. You'll write or create art in response to prompts that will get your story flowing. We will share our stories together each week with positive feedback. This is not an art or writing class. Our focus is not on skill, rather the act of telling our story.

Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, at lakelly@amherst.edu. Sponsored by the Department of Health Education.

Fri, May 21, 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.

Recharge, Friday May 21st from Noon to 3:00 at the Main Quad

Reading-period Recharge

Taking regular breaks and changing your scenery is an excellent way to refresh and recharge during extended periods of study and preparation.

Come to the Main Quad and take advantage of the Reading-period Recharge Event brought to you by the Wellness Team and the Counseling Center.

We will have fresh fruit, yard games, activities, music, and with any luck, lots of sunshine. We hope you will join us for a quick break, or stay and enjoy the afternoon with us.

Film & Media Studies Seniors Celebration

4:00 pm Virtual

Amherst College students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends, and family are invited to join us for a virtual gathering for our FAMS graduating seniors! We will be celebrating their accomplishments as well as presenting some of their work.

Please register in advance for a Zoom link.

Registration Required

Mon, May 24, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Tue, May 25, 2021

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required

Fri, May 28, 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.

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