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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Swift Skills Collection: Stay Creative While Remote

Feeling like you’ve lost some spark during this time of transition? Let’s dig in to some methods for jump-starting creativity and innovative thinking while away from the physical office.

CRG: Doing the Work: White People Committing to Anti-Racism (Group A)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Zoom (link will be shared before meeting)

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

Registration Required

CHI Salon: Matahari Women Workers' Center

Join us for a conversation with Monique Tú Nguyen, executive director of the Matahari Women Workers' Center and CHI Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in History Lili Kim. This event is part of the series in Professor Kim's course "Women of Color and the Emergence of the U.S. Third World Feminist Left." In this conversation, they will discuss how, in 2014, Matahari and its partners in the Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers won a historic campaign to pass the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Law (Bill of Rights), as well as the oral history project with the domestic workers and employers that Professor Kim's students will help curate for a public exhibit website.

Matahari Women Workers' Center is a Greater Boston organization where women of color, immigrant women and families come together as sisters, workers and survivors to make improvements in ourselves and society and work toward justice and human rights. Our goal is to end gender-based violence and exploitation. The core of our work and vision is a belief in the importance of collective action and people’s leadership as strategies for social change. When marginalized groups are able to engage in arenas of public debate, their voices work to reverse historic oppression and assert that all people, especially the most excluded, are entitled to equal rights, dignified lives and the opportunity to participate in movements for social justice.

This event will take place over Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

Registration Required

Holistic Law School Admissions During a Global Crisis, Presented by Harvard and Boston University Law Schools

Considering applying to law school, either this year or in the future?

Join this multi-school presentation from admissions representatives at Harvard Law School and Boston University Law School on Holistic Admissions During a Global Crisis.

In addition to sharing information about current programs and admissions processes at each school, presenters will shed light on their particular approaches and advice for applicants during this unique year.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED via Handshake AND the following external site:

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Zoom Info Session: Study to Oxford and Cambridge in 2021-2022

Study abroad to Oxford or Cambridge can be an excellent enhancement to your Amherst academic experience! With the tutorial style of teaching, study to the Oxbridge colleges (small colleges make up the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge) is often compared to graduate study. Students take tutorials with expert “tutors,” faculty and final year PhD students, and strengthen their research, writing, and oral argument skills.  In addition to this unique and challenging academic environment, students have the opportunity to live alongside local students and participate fully in college life. This session will teach you the ways you can apply for study to Oxford or Cambridge, e.g., direct enrollment, through a provider, and you will also learn what special arrangements we have, i.e., New College at Oxford. Students who have studied abroad will also be attending and share with you their perspective. Application deadlines to study at Oxford or Cambridge are earlier in the year than most study abroad programs and attending this session will provide you with timelines, deadlines, and other important details.

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