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

Events & Workshops

To Hear & Be Heard: What Restorative & Transformative Justice Have to Offer Us

This interactive keynote will discuss how we can shift our punitive culture towards a culture of healing-centered accountability. We will look at the limitations imposed on us through urgency culture, and what tools restorative justice and transformative justice offer our communities.

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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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Student Project Grants

2020-2021 Funding Cycle

First Round Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
Second Round Deadline: Feb 15, 2021

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 Making of a College, 1966

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