Event Calendar

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Thu, May 6, 2021

Collaborating in a Virtual World

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

Virtual collaboration is not as simple as just moving meetings to Zoom and hoping for the best. This session will introduce tools designed to help define what type of collaboration you will be using, best practices for Zoom collaboration, and several tools for engaging everyone in it in a virtual space, including JamBoard and Mural.

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...

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Thursday Drop-ins with Loeb Center Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne

Need a bit of support getting started on your job/summer experience search? Have a few quick career-related questions? Could you use another set of eyes on your draft application documents or perhaps some practical advice on how to effectively prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, feel free to stop by the Loeb Center's Thursday Drop-Ins with Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne. She may not have all of the answers, but she will likely know someone who does!

Accessibility: Please contact Casey Jo, via cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

Amherst College's (Virtual) Three Minute Thesis Competition!

Zoom in with us and support the senior speakers in Amherst College’s 3MT®: Three Minute Thesis Competition. Thesis students, nominated by their departments and selected as finalists, will compete for cash prizes as each one communicates the significance of their thesis in a compelling and accessible way—in just 3 minutes! At the end of the competition, you will help judge which presentation should win the “People’s Choice” award. Register via the Zoom link below.

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"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.

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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.

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The Common Spring Launch Party

7:00 pm Virtual

Amherst College's award-winning literary magazine The Common celebrates the release of Issue 21 with authors from around the world. Please join writers Aleksandar Hemon, Celeste Mohammed and Abdelaziz Errachidi, as well as translator Nariman Youssef, for brief readings followed by conversation about place, culture and translation, hosted by the magazine's editor in chief Jennifer Acker.

This event is cosponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative.

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Kat Stafford: "Covering Race in America: COVID-19, 2020 Election and Racial Justice"

Join the Amherst Political Union in hosting Associated Press journalist Kat Stafford! Stafford is a national investigative reporter who focuses on race and ethnicity. Prior to the Associated Press, Stafford worked as an investigative reporter at the Detroit Free Press, where her reporting on lead poisoning and housing demolitions prompted congressional reviews and policy changes.

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