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

Upcoming Events

Magdalena Gómez

Visceral Viewing: Decoding Images Through Movement and Writing

Wednesday, October 17th from 6:30-9pm, Hampshire Art Gallery
Join poet and playwright Magdalena Gómez in a writing workshop interpreting a self-selected image from Pablo Delano’s installation The Museum of the Old Colony. The intention of the workshop is to provide tools with which to interrogate, decode and respond to an image through the written word, to heighten critical viewing, and self awareness in how one approaches viewing.

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Nicole Garneau

Ceremony and Ritual for Social Change

Friday, October 19th from 12-2pm, Emily Dickinson Hall
Join interdisciplinary artist Nicole Garneau for a meal and workshop exploring artist-initiated, non-religious sacred ceremonies that knit communities together and create activist spaces grounded in love.

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TRANSparency: Speaking Our Truths

Thursday, October 18th at 5:30pm, FPH West Lecture Hall
Written by and for trans and non-binary survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, the new anthology Written on the Body offers support, guidance, and hope for those who struggle to find safety at home, in the body, and other impossible-seeming places. This collection of letters written to body parts weaves together powerful narratives of gender, identity, and abuse, caringly collected and tenderly held.

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Student Project Grants

Deadline: Monday, November 12th, 2018

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

Watershed Center

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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What’s at Stake with Steak: Perspectives on the Meat Industry in the United States

by Renata Anuhea Sebstad, 13F Last summer, through the Ethics and the Common Good Internship Grant, I traveled across the United States to find out “what’s at stake with steak?” My studies had left me with questions like; how do we value meat? How do we care for the animals we’ve domesticated for food, and […]

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— The Making of a College, 1966

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