The Ethics and the Common Good Project cultivates collaborative, ethical leaders who reflectively engage in creating a more equitable and resilient world.

Upcoming Events

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Embodying Joy, Embodying Freedom: A Community Practice Space

Wednesdays, 9-10am, Main Dance Studio
Join ECG in our weekly team building space where we engage in embodied listening, play, creative expression, resonance and other practices that support our work. We are beginning to the understanding that by coming together to start the day leaning into experiences of joy and freedom we are more resourced as a community to meet the challenges we face in our lives and in the world.

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Boundaries Between Bodies: Incarceration, Transmission, and Performance

Friday, Feb 23rd, 4-6pm, FPH ELH
Boundaries Between Bodies brings artists Reggie Daniels and Amie Dowling to facilitate workshops and present projects that are striving to begin a collective process of political struggle where inside and outside artists are working side by side for a transformation that addresses the legacies of racism, segregation, disenfranchisement, and mass incarceration.

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Building Resilience Together: A POC Support Space

Wednesdays, 5-7pm, Cultural Center
A semester-long weekly space for students of color to build resilience as a collective group in a way that is interpersonal, reflective, and created to honor our wholeness and hold the complexity of experience and difference. Together we tell stories, practice resonance, and build community in the Cultural Center.

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Faculty Course Development Grants

Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2018

Funding to assist faculty in creating or augmenting courses that engage with issues of ethics and the common good.

Detroit Kite Festival

Making a Pop-Up Museum for the 2017 Detroit Kite Festival

By Dylan Eli Welch 13F For my summer internship through Ethics and the Common Good, I traveled to Detroit to support the inaugural Detroit Kite Festival. Inspired by kite festivals she went to when she was younger, the Detroit Kite Festival was created by friend and Hampshire alum Margo Dalal. Margo and the festival team […]

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Ethics & the Common Good Project Announces Latest Round of Student Project Grants

The Ethics & the Common Good (ECG) Project is pleased to announce the recipients of the ECG Fall 2017 Student Project Grants. Each year, ECG awards grants to students engaged in developing projects, research, and internships that align with the mission of the Ethics and the Common Good Project. ECG particularly aims to support community […]

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Toward a Democratic Speech Environment

Christopher Tinson and Javiera Benavente, co-chairs of Hampshire’s Advisory Council on Speaking Across Resilient Communities (SPARC), published an essay in the national education publication Diversity & Democracy in which they share views that emerged from the campus workshops and numerous conversations facilitated by SPARC, as well as best practices from their work in a wide […]

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— The Making of a College, 1966

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