The Health Education Department presents our Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow @ac_HealthAndWellbeing on Instagram for a chance to win some great (and delicious) prizes (Girl Scout Cookies and swag) and keep updates on how to improve your wellbeing. The raffle starts Sunday, February 14, and closes Friday, February 26. Follow the instructions in our February 13 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--remote or on-campus--will win a collection of Girl Scout cookies! Only current Amherst College students, faculty and staff are eligible.
The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by Care.com.
Saying no can be uncomfortable and awkward but it’s absolutely necessary to avoid burnout and help you remain focused on your most important goals. In this session led by Lisa Abramson, you'll learn a powerful "saying no" framework and get a cheat sheet to make saying no less stressful in the future. After this session, you'll be able to confidently deliver a firm and appropriate no without the side of guilt.
Called an “inspiration” by Oprah, Lisa Abramson is an executive coach, mindfulness teacher, author, and mom of two girls. She teaches overachievers how to develop a resilient mindset and create success that’s sustainable.
The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.
You’ve worked hard to save for retirement. TIAA can help you understand how to create a plan that protects you against key retirement risks as well as helps build a diversified retirement income plan.
Join a brief worship service marking the start of the Lenten Season and remembering our mortality and the God who holds us in all of it. This year there will be two separate services. Rev. Anna Woofenden, Protestant Advisor, will lead the noon service. Ashes will be individually distributed and self-administered to maintain social distance. Deacon Tom Lynch, Catholic Advisor, will lead the 1:30pm service. Ashes will be imposed on the top of the head of each individual.
Visiting Professor of Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Jennifer Hamilton will present her new book manuscript, The Indian in the Freezer: The Genomic Quest for Indigeneity (under contract with the University of Washington Press). The book explores what she terms “the genomic quest for indigeneity,” and follows people, scientific objects, biomedical discourses and capital over time and in space in order to provide a rich ethnographic account of how race, sex and sexuality continue to inform and shape contemporary biomedical inquiry. Hamilton argues that indigeneity is a productive category, particularly in terms of how genomics is imagined. She does the empirical work of tracing how indigeneity circulates and how it impacts the creation of diagnostic technologies and therapeutics as part of a larger intervention in ongoing discussions of how and why health disparities cannot be reduced to naturalized narratives of biological difference. The overall point of the book is to take seriously that if we accept, possibly embrace, the speculative and contingent yet material and consequential dimensions of genomics and the life sciences more broadly, we can potentially shift scientific modes of inquiry to be more inclusive of other possible worlds.
Learn about the skills and strategies needed to create resumes that best represent your unique experiences to land summer internships and future job opportunities. Get comfortable with the Loeb Center’s resume approval process and criteria necessary in order for you to apply to opportunities on Handshake.
*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program*
Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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