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Jay Cassano 06F and Cihan Tekay 04F have become co-editors of the recently launched Turkey page at Jadaliyya is a platform for those looking for insight and critical analysis on the Middle East provided …

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Alum Production MOM BABY GOD Free at Smith College This Weekend

MOM BABY GODA word from Allison Lerman-Gluck 09F, Allison Smartt 07F, and Madeline Burrows 08F about an opportunity to see their incredible show MOM BABY GOD:

“Take a cupcake, put on a name tag, and prepare to be thrown into the world of the Christian Right, where sexual purity workshops and anti-abortion rallies are sandwiched between karaoke sing-alongs and pro-life slumber parties. Choices for Life Crisis Pregnancy Center is hosting the Students for Life of America conference, and right-wing teenagers are vying for popularity while preparing for political battle.

Our tour guide is fifteen-year-old Jessica Beth Giffords, an endearing and overly-caffeinated pro-life activist with two life goals: 1) Marry Justin Bieber, and 2) Become the next It-Girl of the Christian Right. She does pretty well until she meets John Paul, a flirtatious Christian boy sporting a purity ring, and struggles to contain her own sexual feelings while surrounded by the “pre-marital sex=death” mantra of the Students for Life conference. Forty years after Roe v. Wade, MOM BABY GOD is a darkly comedic exploration of American girl culture amidst the ongoing political backlash against feminism and reproductive rights.

Developed by actor and activist Madeline Burrows with director Emma Weinstein and designer Allison Smartt, this popular nationally touring show manages to bring out audiences of feminist activists, theater lovers, and Catholic missionaries alike. MOM BABY GOD is a rare night at the theater that is both thought-provoking and smashingly entertaining.

Location: Halle Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts
7:30 PM
No reservations necessary. Tickets are free! We recommend coming at least 30 minutes before the start time.

Smith College Sponsors: The Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Department of Theatre, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Center for Community Collaboration, Wurtele Center for Work & Life
Additional Sponsors: The Northampton Arts Council”

Photograph Inspires Ravett’s Latest Film Project

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The photograph, taken in a meadow near his hometown …

Hampshire Professor Featured in BBC Documentary

The work of Hampshire College professor Lise Shapiro Sanders 90F played an important role in the new BBC documentary series Shopgirls: The True Story of Life Behind the Counter.
Sanders’ 2006 book, Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, …

#HampReads Alumni Summer Book Club Live Chat

in harms way

Please join us Wednesday, July 2 for our first live tweet chat with Doug Stanton 79F, author of our summer book club selection In Harm’s Way. Doug will be joining us on Twitter at 3 …

#HampReads Alumni Summer Book Club

Hampshire has produced many fine authors, and we want to explore and celebrate their work. Join us as we launch our summer book club on Twitter. Just take these easy steps:
*Get a copy of the …

Hampshire Div IV Weekend Explores the Humanities

“The Hampshire people are willing to fight. They’re not going to stop.”
In asserting the need for the humanities in a digitized society, Elizabeth Brundage 78F voiced one of the most repeated rallying cries of Div …

Information About Div IV and Reunion

Div IV and Reunion bring together the Hampshire community to explore ideas, learn from one another, and celebrate the College. For alums, it’s a chance to revisit your student experience: the critical inquiry and intellectual …

$400,000 Luce Grant Funds Research, Cultural Connections

A $400,000 grant from the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) will provide new opportunities for Hampshire College faculty and students to build cultural connections and pursue environmental and agricultural research in …