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Friday, May 7, 2021

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 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:

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

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:

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.

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