Event Calendar

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Virtual Russian Table

11:30 am Virtual

Please join us for the Virtual Russian Table every Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:00pm EST.
Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation - all levels of Russian speakers are very welcome!
Please email Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) for the Zoom info.

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Trans Pop-Up Legal Clinic

Paralegal Sarah Wolfe and attorney Peter Irvine '87 from the Law Office of Peter Irvine are working with the QRC to present a pop-up legal clinic! Our guests will explain the process of changing name and gender markers on legal documents. Come by or sign up for a 1-on-1 appointment during the week!
Registration for Zoom: https://bit.ly/3f0mXS1
Link for Appointments: http://www.peterirvine.law/contact.html

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

Registration Required

Cheyenne Teng 14E, Pendar Technologies: "From the lab to the field"

This talk will focus on designing and building mid-infrared spectrometers for field applications. We will survey the various applications where mid-infrared spectroscopy has become an attractive solution, and specifically describe how point sensing and remote sensing can be used for large area fugitive gas monitoring. I will also share my interest in bringing lab-built systems to the field, and hopefully transitioning them to handheld battery-operated platforms.

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Goldwater Scholarship Info Session & Discussion Panel

Join Goldwater Scholarship President John Mateja and Goldwater Scholars Jea Adams '21 (astrophysics), Liam Taylor (Bowdoin, ecology & biology), and Jing He (Middlebury, oceanography) for a conversation about the scholarship, STEM research careers, and how to prepare yourself now to be a strong candidate. This prestigious award provides $7,500 in funding for undergraduate educational expenses plus programming and networking. For US citizens focused on STEM fields and planning to pursue a career in research (not clinical medicine). Apply as sophomore or junior but learn about it now! Register here: https://middlebury-ctlr.libcal.com/event/7659540. Read about AC application process here: https://bit.ly/3msKE6X. Contact coverstreet@amherst.edu with questions.

Registration Required

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:

Students Only
Registration Required
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"Labor, Visibility, Value: A Conversation with Arlene Dávila, Alicia Grullón and Shellyne Rodriguez"

New York University professor and director of the Latinx Project Arlene Dávila and New York-based artists Alicia Grullón and Shellyne Rodriguez will explore the theme of labor through a conversation about their cultural work. The speakers will examine intersecting themes of equity, race, class and creativity, considering the role of art in exploring visibility and value of work and workers. This conversation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Arlene Dávila.

This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art and is aimed at providing frameworks for thinking about a forthcoming exhibition about labor at the Mead Art Museum.

If you have accessibility concerns, please contact Danielle at damodeo13@amherst.edu or (413) 542-5651.

Registration Required
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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).

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Rush Medical College Information Session

Join Alyssa Cannataro, assistant director of admissions and recruitment, to hear about the great opportunities available to you as a Rush Medical College student.

In this information session, attendees will learn about the Rush curriculum, clinical experiences, service opportunities, diversity and inclusion, career exploration, living in Chicago and much more.

Pre-registration required.


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 7pm-8pm EDT, for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, for an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

This chat will be with Noor Qasim, an English major and current New York Times Fellow.

OSDEI Alumni Chats: Noor Qasim, English '18

The Office of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to join alums from different diverse backgrounds for conversations about their time at Amherst and beyond. They will discuss their experiences in their majors, their career paths and how they overcame the challenges they faced along the way. Come for career advice, life lessons and more! This chat will be with Noor Qasim, an English major and current New York Times Fellow.

Registration Required
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"Frederick Douglass: Assaulter of Our Minds, Troubling Guide in Our Present"

7:00 pm Virtual

Amherst College Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History Mary Hicks will moderate a discussion with David Blight, Sterling Professor of American History at Yale University and author of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, on the resonance of the life of Frederick Douglass for today’s national conversation about the nature and promise of American democracy.

This virtual event is part of the President’s Colloquium on Race and Racism, a series that centers the voices of scholars studying intersections of race and American democracy. This event is supported by the Victor S. Johnson Lecture Fund, established for the president to bring to Amherst lecturers in the best tradition of the liberal arts.

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