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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thu, May 20, 2021

Racism & Antiracism 3.0: Committing to Antiracism

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Virtual, Zoom link will be provided later

Recent events and historical precedents in the U.S. bring our attention to racism in ways that motivate us to take action. As faculty and staff working at Amherst College, it is important both to understand and be prepared to do something about racism.

The goal of this advanced workshop is to consider antiracist approaches to put into practice with our work. Participants will focus on learning how to be antiracist rather than “not racist” as a personal and professional commitment towards eradicating racism and building a campus community that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

Upon participating in this workshop, participants will:
- Know some of the approaches and techniques of antiracism
- Create and execute individual plans committed to antiracism at the College
- Join others who are personally and professionally committed to antiracism

Registration is required. To register, submit a form at

Note: Participants are required to have attended Racism & Antiracism 2.0: Racism & Antiracism at Amherst to attend this workshop.

Registration Required

Virtual Sliding Scale Drop-In Session

Meet independently with a member of the Office of Human Resources staff to verify household income for Sliding Scale Cost Sharing for Open Enrollment 2021. Household income for this purpose is defined as the amount reported on Line 9, Total Income, on Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (or Total Income on other tax return forms). Please bring a copy of the applicable 2020 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return(s). The Sliding Scale Cost Sharing application needs to be completed annually.

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.

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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, 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 Sponsored by the Department of Health Education.

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Baccalaureate 2021

Baccalaureate marks the religious and spiritual significance of graduation and transition into the next life stage. Religious and Spiritual Life staff and student leaders will offer brief blessings and reflections, and the Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian will offer the Baccalaureate address. The event will take place in-person, with off-campus students and families able to join the celebration virtually. Please register at the link below to attend. All members of the Amherst community are welcome to join us!

Registration Required

Ongoing Events

Amherst Acts 2021

In our stance against anti-Asian and anti-black racism, The Association of Amherst Students has partnered with the President's Office to relaunch Amherst Acts! This year, the college has agreed to match donations of up to $250 from students, faculty, and staff to three non-profit organizations: Stop AAPI Hate, Southern Center for Human Rights, and the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. To have your donation matched by the college, please fill out this form: We appreciate any and all contributions. Please contact or with any questions or concerns.