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Event Calendar

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thu, May 13, 2021

Engaging in Performance Management Process (PMP) Conversations for Staff

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

This workshop explores strategies and techniques for staff members around reflecting on performance, engaging in dialogue, asking for productive feedback, and setting goals. This workshop is not a training on how to go through the PMP form on Workday. Those training opportunities will be offered separately.

Benefits Open Enrollment Meeting

Join the Benefits Team to:
- gather information during a general overview
- discuss any benefits issues or changes you may be contemplating
- complete the Sliding Scale Cost Sharing application. Note: Applicants will need to provide their amount reported on Line 9, Total Income, on Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (or Total Income on other tax return forms). The Sliding Scale Cost Sharing application needs to be completed annually.

The 411 on 529 College Savings Plans

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

You can learn how 529 college savings plans work and how to invest in one for a child, grandchild, yourself or other loved one.

Facilitating PMP Conversations for Supervisors / Dept. Chairs

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

This training explores strategies and techniques for facilitating a productive dialogue, and offers suggestions for how to prepare for the discussion. This workshop is not a training on how to go through the PMP form on Workday. Those training opportunities will be offered separately.

Health Savings Accounts as a Nest Egg

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

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

You may know about the tax advantages of contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA), but did you know that HSAs are also a way to save for health care in retirement? In addition, one of the many benefits of an HSA is that the unused balances can be invested for potential growth over the long term and used during retirement years when healthcare expenses may be significantly higher. During this discussion, we'll go through how HSAs can help you in your journey toward financial wellness.

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:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

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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.

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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.

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