Event Calendar

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wed, May 12, 2021

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Fulbright Info Session: Master's Study Grants

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers grants to recent graduates who are U.S. citizens to teach English, pursue a master’s degree, or do independent research abroad. This session will focus on Study Grants that fund a one-year master's degree in any one of many countries that offer programs in English or in another language you know. We will discuss:
- how to choose a country
- find a master's degree that fits your qualifications
- gauge your chances of winning the grant
- put this opportunity in the context of other options post-graduation
- and apply with AC support!
with time for Q & A at the end.

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/3ukyyzQ

To give yourself a heads up about all of this beforehand, read this Fulbright Overview: https://bit.ly/2PLvaz2.
To learn more about (inter)national fellowships in general, start here: https://bit.ly/2PLvPAw.
Presented by the AC Director of Fellowships, Christine Overstreet, coverstreet@amherst.edu.

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The Importance of Empathy

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by Care.com.

Did you know that our work colleagues can make a huge difference in helping us get through tough times? The problem is, so many of us are too burned out right now to offer our coworkers the support they need. Dr. Kelsey Crowe will offer resilience building strategies and take us through a vigorous “empathy workout” that will help you learn how to support the people you care about most.

Dr. Crowe is the founder and head of the training company Empathy Bootcamp. She’s the co-author of the book There Is No Good Card for This: What To Do and Say When Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to the People You Love, listed as a top-ten read by multiple national news outlets, and praised by Wharton School Professor, Adam Grant, and Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg.

Responsible Investing: Portfolios with Purpose

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

Make an impact with social choice. Did you know that responsible investing enables investors to align their social and environmental principals with their financial goals? Learn the factors that make an investment socially responsible, the history of RI and ways for individuals to incorporate RI into their investment strategy.

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Watson Fellowship Webinar with Executive Director & Watson Fellows!

How'd you like to take a funded trip around the world following graduation, exploring a topic of your own design? That's the Watson Fellowship in a nutshell! This opportunity is open to any AC student regardless of citizenship or field of study. Criteria include a passion for your topic, maturity and independence, deep curiosity, and a desire to develop your capacity for humane leadership in the world.

The Watson Foundation is hosting a webinar for anyone interested (even if you're not a rising senior!) on zoom. Watson Fellows David Johnson '19 and Sophia Zupanc '19 will be joining as guest speakers. The webinar will be led by Watson Executive Director (and Watson Fellow) Chris Kasabach and Associate Director, Sneha Subramanian. To learn more about the Watson before the webinar, see: https://bit.ly/2R5hnnj
Register for the event here: https://watson-foundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlcemvrTgjH9f3IuG9v...

Questions? Contact Christine Overstreet, Director of Fellowships, at coverstreet@amherst.edu.

Registration Required

Sharpening Investment Skills

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

Feel more secure in your savings strategy by verifying you’re on the right track. And if you’re off track, know what adjustments you need to make. Learn how to plan your investments and hold on to as much of your nest egg as possible.

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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.

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Acquisitions Proposals for the Mead: Student Presentations from Professor Odo’s Spring Course "WWII and Japanese Americans"

Join Mead staff and students as we consider art acquisition proposals from students in Professor Odo’s course "WWII and Japanese Americans." The presenters have been researching artists Toyo Miyakate, Roger Shimomura, Kristine Aono and Lynne Yamamoto and their work, as it reflects Japanese American experience during and since WWII and whose inclusion into the Mead collection would advance the curriculum and speak to silences within the museum’s collection of American art.

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Poster of future affinity spaces. See description for more.

RCT Affinity Spaces: Nonbinary 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 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.

Poster of future affinity spaces. See description for more.

RCT Affinity Spaces: Queer and Trans People 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.

"Beyond Hate and Anti-Asian Racism: A Conversation with Lisa Lowe"

For the final event in the President’s Colloquium on Race and Racism, we welcome interdisciplinary scholar Lisa Lowe, the Samuel Knight Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University. Amherst College Professor of American Studies Pawan Dhingra will moderate the conversation and Q&A.

Registration Required

Jazz Combo Hale-Bopp in Concert

Jazz Combo Hale-Bopp will present a concert. They will perform music of Camuel Hart '23, Cameron Chandler '20, McCoy Tyner and Takuya Kuroda.

This will be a Zoom event: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/97704834884?pwd=L0JkdlhsVUttaUk4dFlWN0d...
Meeting ID: 977 0483 4884
Passcode: 533802

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