Event Calendar

Monday, April 26, 2021

Mon, Apr 26, 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.

Serving Tea featuring professor Khary Polk on Monday, April 26th at 11:30am

Serving Tea ft. Professor Khary Polk

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Virtual, https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/9792344

A monthly meet and greet with LGBTQ+ staff or faculty to explore their journeys through work, identity and life. This month's guest is Black Studies and SWAGS Assistant Professor Khary Polk!
Zoom link: https://amherst.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1c211ba6988653f71a86e...

German Table

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 11:45am-1pm EDT, for our zoom German Table gathering, for an hour of fun chatting auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

Math/Stat Table

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. There's no need to be majoring in Mathematics or Statistics and all are welcome.

The Zoom link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv in the weekly update email. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend please email:kglista@amherst.edu and the link will be sent to you.

Rhodes Scholarship Info Session & Panel Discussion

Curious about the Rhodes Scholarship? Join this virtual session with two American Assistant Rhodes Secretaries who will fill you in on this prestigious fellowship for graduate study at Oxford University, UK. Next up will be a panel discussion with three Rhodes Scholars including our own Jeremy Thomas '21, Brian McGrail, Williams '14, and Willy Oppenheim Bowdoin '09. Your Q & A are welcome. Students from all majors, class years and citizenships welcome. Although those present will be from the US Rhodes, the selection criteria and Oxford experience are the same for winners regardless of citizenship. REGISTER: https://williams.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtduuvrDwrHdwNT6iSRrbRFovmvQ...

Registration Required

French Table

Please join your French Language Assistants for the virtual weekly meeting of French Table. French Table is an opportunity for informal conversation in French, and is open to students, faculty, and staff. French speakers of all levels are welcome! If you would like to join this group, please email rgarsault@amherst.edu to receive the Zoom link.

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Gathering at the Crossroads: Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium 2021

The Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium 2021 is being held virtually from April 26 to May 10 from 7:30 to 9 pm.

The next event, titled "Seeds and Soil," is being held this Monday, April 26, as a Zoom Webinar and will feature local indigenous activists and food experts from Southern New England tribes, including a visiting Hampshire College faculty who specializes in Choctaw foodways, a farmer at Amherst College, and a student from Isleta Pueblo. The five panelists will engage in dialogue about what indigenous foods, seeds, and soil mean to them, and how to perpetuate these seeds for future generations.

Next events:

Monday May 3: Teaching and Learning
Historian Christine DeLucia (Williams College) considers how to infuse Indigenous methodologies into teaching and research in the Northeast. Recipients of Mellon funded mini-grants will discuss their efforts to bring NAIS into Five College classrooms.

Monday May 10: Celebration
Join us as we celebrate our graduates with surprise events and discussion.
The virtual format acknowledges that we can still be together even if we cannot meet in person.
For additional information and registration, please visit https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam/symposium.

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 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