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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Radical Practice of Care Retreat

Friday, March 15th – Sunday, March 17th, 2019
The Wellness Center, in collaboration with Ethics & the Common Good, OARS, Spiritual Life, and Residence Life, invite you to the Radical Practice of Care Retreat, a unique 3-day opportunity for connection and reflection. The purpose of this retreat is to explore the ways in which we foster support for ourselves. In turn, we seek to understand how care for oneself is fundamental to and interrelated with caring for others and our communities. Together we will engage in conversations and activities that develop our capacity for care in a manner that is intentional, realistic, and sustainable.

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Visionary Futures: Octavia Butler, Science Fiction and Social Change

Monday, November 12th at 5:30pm, FPH Main Lecture Hall
Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist. She has co-edited two anthologies including Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements. Imarisha’s nonfiction book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption won a 2017 Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of the poetry collection Scars/Stars, and is currently working on an Oregon Black history book, forthcoming from AK Press.

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21st Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture & Symposium

Thursday, November 8th from 4-6pm, Robert Crown Center
Join our intergenerational panel of brilliant political strategists Rukia Lumumba, Dr. Safiya Omari, and Charles Taylor as they discuss the history of organizing for economic democracy, Black self-determination, and political transformation in Jackson, Mississippi and beyond.

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Summer Internships

Deadline: Monday, April 15th, 2019

Funding up to $3,500 to assist current students with the cost of living while interning for a mission-driven organization of their choice.

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Exploring the Inner Workings of Politics: Interning with Senator Elizabeth Warren

by Olivia Brochu, 15F In Spring of 2018, I spent a semester interning in the Washington DC office of Senator Elizabeth Warren. This opportunity contributed to my ongoing studies of political science and women’s and immigration studies at Hampshire. At the beginning of the semester, I was hoping to gain knowledge about the U.S. Congress, […]

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Toward a Relational Somatics

by Teal Van Dyck “An alternative to the view that organisms possess ‘life’ is that ‘life’ possesses organisms. By this hypothesis, the secret of ‘life’ is to be sought outwardly and ecologically, rather than inwardly and physiologically… Organisms do not stand on their own. They evolve and exist in the context of unified ecological systems […]

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Hampshire Huddle: Spinning a Relational Web

by Maya Sungold Sometimes it can be hard to feel connected to community on campus. To feel like you can show up somewhere, meet people you’ve never met before, get to know them in a real way, and be accepted and embraced in each others’ fullness. This year Ethics & the Common Good and Transformative […]

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— The Making of a College, 1966

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