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

Events & Workshops

Desire Lines: Body, Land, Memory, and Place

The Hampshire College Dance Program, Theatre Program, and the Ethics and the Common Good Project host a series of artist talks featuring visionary choreographers, theater makers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the United States who activate the intersections between embodied performance and site-based practices.

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Decolonizing Our Relations: Healing Justice & Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Ignacio Rivera, founder and executive director of The HEAL Project, offered the kick-off lecture of the fourth annual Engage conference, “Decolonizing Our Relations: Healing Justice & Breaking the Cycle of Violence.”

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Engage! 4th Annual Conference, Second Community Day of Education

The fourth annual ENGAGE! Conference will also be Hampshire’s second Community Education Day in 2020, a day of interactive community learning activities. We will be focusing on the question, “What does it take to dismantle the violence that intersects our lives?”

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Student Project Grants

2020-2021 Funding Cycle

First Round Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
Second Round Deadline: Feb 1, 2020

Funding up to $500 to support individual or collaborative student projects that address a common good issue / community need.

Why Is Mom Striking? : Stories of Struggle and Solidarity as told by Union Families

Lexx Cespedes 16F shares their community-engaged research methods and reflections on creating an original children’s literature series focused on union families, children’s nuanced understandings of labor, and recent histories of organizing in the Northeast.

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OUT on the Hill: Victory Congressional Internship with U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids

by Elí Alejo, 17F Common Good Summer Intern Elí Alejo was one of twelve outstanding students nationwide who were selected for the Victory Institute’s Congressional Internship. This intensive summer leadership development program works to increase the number of LGBTQ people in public office, and provide the training and professional network to support their success. Elí […]

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“Other Synonyms for Messy”: Postpartum Depression, Clinical Meanings, and Where We Go From Here

by Hannah Davidson, 16F “From Home to Clinic, and Back Again” The origins of this project are before my time at Hampshire College began. It’s early June, 2014, and I’m driving my beat-up Chevy Lumina towards one of the many hilltowns nestled back behind the more populated Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. These are roads […]

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“The students who will find Hampshire College right for them will want to combine intellect and creativity with ethics and action.”

— The Making of a College, 1966

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