Students and Activists Gather Oct. 18-19 To Discuss Reproductive Rights and Sexual Freedom

October 15, 2001 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Students and community activists from Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, the University of Massachusetts and the surrounding communities will join thousands of other activists around the country on Thursday, Oct. 18, and on Friday, Oct. 19 for a series of events to discuss the national and international issues affecting reproductive rights and sexual freedom.

Sonali Duggal Awarded Watson Fellowship

April 6, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Sonali Duggal, a senior at Amherst College, has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and will travel next year to England, Turkey, South Africa and Chile for a comparative study of how home-based workers can organize to improve their income and working conditions. Duggal is a resident of Los Altos Hills, Calif.

Guatemalan Indian Activist Rigoberta Menchú to Speak at Amherst College March 29

March 2, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan Indian leader and 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate, will give a talk on “Healing Communities Torn by Racism and Violence” at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by Amherst’s Mayo-Smith-Read Trans-Disciplinary Fund.