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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Wed, May 5, 2021

Real Talk Poster, Pale Lime green background, title is in QTPOC flag colors, other text in black or white.

Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for an open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

Join us via this link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/98710086723?pwd=WVFmWHl1ODMyWlRpeVpnOXF...

For accessibility needs or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or 413-542-5964.

Students Only
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"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
Poster of future affinity spaces. See description for more.

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.

Poster of future affinity spaces. See description for more.

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.

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