The current racial justice movement has most likely motivated you to think more about racism and in many ways, question how you participate and perpetuate racism in your own life. Fortunately there are many steps one can take to embark on the journey of anti-racism. Many of us are at different stages of learning and unlearning how racism operates in our lives and often the question is where to start? This new CRG will guide us through a series of self-reflection activities and action steps to begin and dive deeper into the work of anti-racism. We will utilize the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Sadd, to guide our process.
A space for staff to examine what it means to be white, learn how to identify and confront racism in ourselves, the systems and people surrounding us, and to critically reflect on our actions and socialization. We will emphasize building our own capacity as white people doing anti-racism work that centers BIPOC.
For the fall semester we will host two separate groups of 20 people each. Both sessions will be co-facilitated by Angie Tissi-Gassoway and Dr. Sarah Erickson. Please email Angie at email@example.com to request your book and learn about next steps.
As part of the Department of Health Education’s weekly office hours, Ashley Netanel invites you to stop by and Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator! Come by Val Tent #4 in front of the Mead on Wednesdays between 1-3 p.m. to meet the AOD educator, ask any questions you may have about alcohol or other substance use, and pick up some free health resources and swag! See the calendar below for a schedule of specific AOD topics that will be highlighted during each week at Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator. Drop in to talk about the topics that peak your interest, or feel free to come during any week to chat about alcohol or other drug use, supporting a friend, recovery and sober curiosity, and wellbeing as a whole.
Ask the AOD Educator! Topic Schedule:
Wed. September 16 - Navigating AOD & COVID-19
Wed. September 23 - Meet the SHEs - Hosted by the Student Health Educators
Wed. September 30 - Sober Curious - Creating intentional relationships to substances
Wed. October 7 - Collegiate Recovery - Being in recovery (and being a recovery ally) while in college
Wed, October 14 - Cannabis & You - Everything you want know about cannabis
Wed. October 21 - Other Drugs - What to think about when dabbling in other substance use
Wed. October 28 - Sex & Substances
Wed. November 4 - AOD & Social Justice - How the story and legislation of substance use intersects with identity and activism
Wed. November 11 - AOD & Sleep - Understanding the impact of substances so you can get your best night's sleep
Wed. November 18 - AOD at Amherst - How does AOD show up in our community and how can we care for each other
Note that Health Education Office Hours will be held as long as weather permits. In the event of inclement weather, that given week’s Office Hours/Ask the AOD Educator will be cancelled. If you want to learn more about any of the above topics, reach out to Ashley Netanel, Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for a 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.
For accessibility questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com or call 413.542.5964
Join us in a supportive space for an open-forum discussion of the November 3rd U.S. presidential election. Restricted to the Amherst College community. Please log into Zoom with your Amherst email address.
Zoom link and passcode:
Meeting ID: 977 4361 2182